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A First-Timer’s Experience in the Greek Islands: Mykonos, Greece

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Do you know how many Greek islands there are? 6,000 Yeah, that’s quite a lot! Luckily (or unluckily) for us, only 227 are habitable so it surely cuts down our bucket list (phew)! Of these 227 Greek islands, the most popular are those in the Cyclades (sick-la-dees), located just south east of mainland Greece. Chances are you’ve already heard of…

A Local’s Guide to Jamaica: Lime Cay Beach

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Can you really enjoy a beautiful Jamaican beach day in the middle of Kingston? Yes! Kingston, Jamaica’s capital city, is famous for its lively music and party scene. Many tourists make a trip to Kingston to see the famed birthplace of reggae music and sometimes to trek through the Jamaican Blue Mountains. Hardly anyone has their minds on beautiful Jamaican beach…

A Day In the Medieval Fairy-Tale Town of Colmar, France

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The Medieval Fairy-Tale Town of Colmar Exploring France’s medieval fairy-tale town of Colmar immediately transports you smack dab in the middle of Europe’s middle ages. No, seriously, you’ll feel like you’ve walked right into one of your favourite European fairy tales (Beauty and the Beast maybe?). At least that’s how exploring this stunning old town made me feel. Colmar is…

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A First-Timer’s Experience in the Greek Islands: Mykonos, Greece
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Do you know how many Greek islands there are? 6,000 Yeah, that’s quite a lot! Luckily (or unluckily) for us, only 227 are habitable so…

A Local’s Guide to Jamaica: Lime Cay Beach
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Can you really enjoy a beautiful Jamaican beach day in the middle of Kingston? Yes! Kingston, Jamaica’s capital city, is famous for its lively music…

A Day In the Medieval Fairy-Tale Town of Colmar, France
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The Medieval Fairy-Tale Town of Colmar Exploring France’s medieval fairy-tale town of Colmar immediately transports you smack dab in the middle of Europe’s middle ages.…

Culture Posts

Celebrating One World at the Afro-Pfingsten Festival
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Celebrating One World at the Afro-Pfingsten Festival We all share one world despite our many cultural and racial differences and the Afro-Pfingsten Festival in Winterthur Switzerland…

5 Notable Art Influences of Claude Monet (1880-1903)
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View Image Gallery Claude Monet (1840-1926) French artist, Claude Monet, is undoubtedly one of the leading influential artistes of the 20th century. Pioneer of the…

Lifestyle Posts

6 Motivational Messages that Make Migration Easier
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Moving to a new country can be quite exciting! However, do you remember how it felt when your parents taught you how to speak and walk?…

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HDS: Mastering German within a Year
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  A Whole Year, Complete!  Well, it’s official! I’ve completed one whole year of German lessons! Not only did I complete a year of language…

A Moment of Introspection
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Inner Turmoil As I sit now on this windowsill of this ever so random building staring unwittingly across this vast field of grass I feel…

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Zwei Tage in die Natur entfliehen im Great Huts Resort: Portland, Jamaika
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Great Huts Resort Tipps & Empfehlungen Great Huts Resort Bilder   Abschalten in der Natur Great Huts Resort befindet sich in der schönsten Region von…

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HDS: Bestandener Deutschkurs A1
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Ein Ganzes Jahr Deutsch! Es ist offiziell! Ich bin schon ein Jahr in der Deutschschule gewesen! Ich habe nicht nur ein komplettes Jahr Deutsch gelernt,…

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14 Wichitige Reisetipps für deine nächste Reise
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Meine Reise nach Istanbul (Türkei) kommt näher und ich fühle mich glücklich ( und ein bisschen ängstlich). Planung und Vorbereitung für eine Reise braucht viele…

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About The Swiss Freis

The Swiss Freis is a fun, light-hearted travel and lifestyle blog created by myself, Toni-Ann. Currently living in St. Gallen Switzerland, I created this blog out of the desire to share my new experiences with family and friends who live in different countries. My blog serves as both a written and visual diary intended to document life as I live it; from the experiences of living in a new country to the unique experiences and challenges I encounter from being in an interracial and intercultural relationship. The Swiss Freis is also a creative outlet for my interests in the visual arts, namely photography and video.

The Swiss Freis welcomes anyone interested in travel, visual imagery or just normal human life experiences to join the journey. From the wanderluster to the curious mind or anyone inbetween, I hope to provide you with an enjoyable experience. So follow as I explore and discover life and all it has to offer!

Our Story

Coming from countries on opposite sides of the world, Jeremias coming from the European country of Switzerland and I from the Caribbean island of Jamaica, both our worlds combined by chance when we met at a music festival in Jamaica called “Wickie Wackie Music Festival”. This festival focused on Jamaica’s world famous genre of music, reggae. It was this, our mutual musical appreciation of reggae music that allowed us to cross paths. Soon we found ourselves developing a mutual interest in each other  as we shared common interests and values.

However, it was inevitable that we would have to separate due to the distance of our home countries. We realized that our relationship was worthwhile and that we wanted to develop together. It was then that we made the decision for me to move to St. Gallen, Switzerland, where we both currently live together.