Pedaling around Bern on the "Crazy Taxi" Friday, 15 August, 2008Bern might have the reputation for being a dull, administrative city. But WRS’s Jordan Davis introduces us to a guy he ran into on his way to a parliamentary session. And his name says it all: Crazy David.
A walk through Bernese history at the Erlacherhof Wednesday, 13 August, 2008The home of former Bern mayor Hieronymus von Erlach is one of the city’s grandest. Since it was built in the 18th century, it’s played a number of roles: housing at different times a school, Federal Parliament and now the executive branch of the city’s government. WRS’s Jordan Davis went for a walk back in time with Bern’s chief preservationist Jean-Daniel Gross.
Getting hip with Swiss cuisine Tuesday, 12 August, 2008WRS’s Jordan Davis visited the restaurant Lötschberg, run by an American expat on a mission to teach Swiss people to better appreciate their own cuisine.
The Bärengraben's last days Monday, 11 August, 2008Bears are synonymous with Bern: the animals are its namesake, gracing the flags of the canton and the city. For centuries bears have been kept in pits around the city’s periphery. If work runs on schedule for a new “Bear Park”, the summer of 2008 will be the last for the “Bärengraben” or bear pit. WRS’s Jordan Davis paid a visit to the Bärengraben’s final resident.