Escaping the golden cage
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Switzerland is beautiful, affluent, safe and convenient, yet many Swiss move on. Some find it dull or even claustrophobic. Here are the stories of seven Swiss people who’ve decided to try their luck elsewhere in the world. They are people who’ve “escaped the golden cage” – or at least given up on some of the comforts of Switzerland to pursue new adventures.

Authors

Marcela Aguila, Anand Chandrasekhar, Philipp Meier, Susan Misicka, Ruedi Suter

Photographers

Daniele Mattioli, Georgina Goodwin, Trent Grasse, Rodrigo Muñoz, Bruno Manser Fund

Photo editors

Christoph Balsiger, Thomas Kern, Ester Unterfinger

Production

Filipa Cordeiro, Devaprakash Giretheren, Kai Reusser, Luca Schüpbach

Translators

Simon Bradley, Susan Misicka, Jeannie Wurz

Coordination

Susan Misicka

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