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Come to Leman Expat Fair in Lausanne on November 4th, 2012 with a copy of the 2000 edition and receive a copy of the latest edition in exchange!

Would you like to get a copy of the brand-new 8th edition of Know-it-all passport® for FREE?

If so, then look through your cupboards and bookshelves to see if you still have a copy of the very first edition of the publication, which is yellow and black and has 2000 in the title. The first 10 people to bring along their copy to the Know-it-all passport stand at this year’s Léman Fair (Table 80 at the Centre Beaulieu Congress Center in Lausanne) will receive a copy of Know-it-all passport 2013/2014 in exchange!

Why the offer? Well Lisa Cirieco-Ohlman, the editor, only printed 1,000 copies when the first edition came out in 1999. The book was so successful she sold all but two copies of the book, which she kept for herself.  She now has three children and really wants to give each of them a full set of the books when they are older, and is now searching desperately for two more copies.

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If you’ve recently used the services of an international moving company then you might like to try your luck in a competition being run by GoodMigrations, the company we featured on knowitall.ch in June 2012, and whose website enables you to find international movers in your region and read customer reviews of how they performed.  
To enter the competition, all you have to do is submit a review on the removal company that you used, using the review form located on the GoodMigrations website.  The form is very short and should take no more than a minute to complete. Only reviews submitted by 30 September 2012 will be eligible for entry into the competition.
If you win, GoodMigrations reserves the right to request proof of your international relocation, which must have occurred after 1 January 2010.  Click here to read the complete rules of entry.


Article written by Amy van den Dijssel

There may come a time when you leave Geneva.  Many people come and go, but even those who may have had a tough time adjusting to the slower Geneva pace in the beginning, may be sad to leave.  After seven happy years in Geneva, my husband was transferred to his company’s New Jersey office.  Although I was excited to return to the US for a few years, I was also sad to leave.   Geneva had become our home.  We moved there with a 6 month old baby girl and left with two daughters, seven and five.  Once I reconciled myself with the new adventure, I snapped into action mode.  There are a lot of things that must be done before you leave Switzerland.  As I watch two good friends follow in my footsteps this year (one to Singapore and one to Korea), I decided to put together this list:

Following the incredible ice scenes we witnessed in and around Geneva last February, Sandor Szabados, MD of local firm BTL Printing Services (and amateur photographer), will publish an up-market glossy book of photos featuring pictures from this extraordinary ice storm.
The aim of the book is simply to combine the best amateur and professional photos taken from around the lake.
Since this is a community, not-for-profit project, copyright costs will not be paid, but photographers can expect to be credited in the book next to their photos and will receive a free copy of the book, which is scheduled for publication for Christmas 2012.
If you have any photos that you would like to submit for consideration, then please send them to Sandor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by June 30 2012 at the latest.

Sandor Szabados
Managing Director
BTL Printing and Event Management Sarl
5 ch de Beau Soleil
CH-1206 Geneve
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022 347 29 16
078 852 47 11



There is a new book out in English called  “Living along Lac Léman” by Catherine Nelson-Pollard, author and founder of the site www.livinginnyon.com.


The book is a light-hearted look at life along the shores of lake Geneva. It is a selection of columns which have been published for the last two years in English every Friday in La Côte newspaper - it is about the people, places and events in Vaud as seen through the eyes of a British expatriate.