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Up and Away – new challenges

How are three Swiss families who left Switzerland for Rwanda, Spain and Germany coping in their new lives?

Auf und davon (Up and Away), a documentary series made by the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, SWI swissinfo.ch’s parent company, follows the Schommers, the Waldburgers and the Caboussats over six episodes during the first months of their new lives in a new country.

In each episode, viewers learn about the latest challenges and surprises facing the three sets of emigrants: Dianne and Marco Schommer from canton Solothurn want to open a fitness club in Rwanda; Corinne and Ralf Waldburger are moving from Lake Constance to the Costa Blanca to run a dog hotel; and the Caboussat family are heading from Emmental to Germany to convert an old water tower on the North Sea into a 40-metre high café.

In the third episode of this series, in Rwanda the Schommers start remodelling the fitness studio. On the North Sea, the Caboussat family are clearing out their water tower. And in Spain, the building licence for the dog hotel is still missing: the Waldburgers meet their architect for a crisis meeting.

(Subtitles translated from German to English by SWISS TXT)

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