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Gil eats and breathes fire

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Switzerland's marvellous, whatever the season.

About me

First name
Gil

Age
48

Town/village
Rainpark, Brügg

Dialect/language
French


At home

What are your living arrangements?
I share a house with a cat and some birds. The house has its own garden and is on the outskirts of town.

How would you describe your home?
Very modern and sleek.

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I love my garden.

My neighbourhood's a great place to live. (in new window)

My neighbourhood's a great place to live.


I eat and breathe fire. (in new window)

I eat and breathe fire.

Style

What is your favourite piece of clothing?
Jeans

How would your friends describe you?
Funny


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This is Alexa.

Food

What’s in your fridge?
Milk, cheese, tomatoes and salad

What’s your favourite food?
Raclette

What is your favourite Swiss specialty?
Rösti


On the move

How do you mostly get around (train, bike etc.)?
My car

How do you spend your spare time?
Cinema, reading and going for walks

What do you particularly appreciate about Switzerland’s art and culture scene?
Museums, exhibitions and films


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Typically Swiss

What, in your view, is "typically Swiss"?
Jass, traditional folk music, "la poya"

What is "typically Swiss" about you?
My roots

What aspects of life in Switzerland do you consider modern and innovative?
Schools, multilingualism and discretion.