Diccon Dewes, Best Selling “Swiss Watching” Author
Diccon grew up in deepest Hampshire. He received a degree in International Relations from LSE and an 18-month world trip set him up for a career in travel writing, though he took the scenic route via bookselling.
After ten years at Lonely Planet and Holiday Which? magazine, Diccon decamped to Switzerland, where until recently he was manager of the Stauffacher English Bookshop in Bern.
As well as grappling with German grammar, re-learning to cross the road properly, and overcoming his innate desire to form an orderly queue, Diccon has spent the last few years exploring the bits of Switzerland he’d never heard of before. And eating lots of chocolate.
The result was Swiss Watching, a book that became a bestseller.
His website www.dicconbewes.com carries on from the book providing facts and photos about Switzerland, mixed with insights and thoughts on Swiss life.
Diccon is now a full-time writer, occasional radio guest, permanent expat and recently obtained Swiss citizenship. Diccon has a Swiss “GA” Pass that allows him access on all Swiss public transportation and available for personal one-on-one guiding anywhere in Switzerland.
Diccon and René have co-guided Rail tours together.