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The Pursuit of Happiness – Swiss Emigration to Argentina

Argentina, 19/04/2019

Esperanza - “Hope” - was the promising name of the town where Swiss emigration to Argentina got its start. Hopeful indeed were the many Swiss who settled in the city from 1857, fleeing the hardship and despair of their homeland. In fact, this is where the long and turbulent history of Swiss emigration to Argentina began. In the following years, these movements would incessantly grow and even have an influence on the Swiss-Argentinian relationship at the highest levels of government.

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Ein Lebensabschnitt in Sri Lanka 1978 bis 2016

, 17/03/2017

Sri Lanka kenne ich seit 1971 als Touristin. Vor allem war ich am Tauchen interessiert. Damals gab es noch keine Tauchbasen. Die Idee kam dann, eine solche selber zu eroeffnen, was 1980 konkret in Angriff genommen wurde. s. meinen nachfolgenden Bericht.

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