In his video blog series for swissinfo.ch, author Diccon Bewes travels around Switzerland to provide insights into this alpine country and its people. In this episode, he returns to 19th century Bern to discuss the plight of beggars. Bewes is the author of non-fiction books on Switzerland: Swiss Watching, Swisscellany and Slow Train to Switzerland. (Diccon Bewes for swissinfo.ch)
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