Whilst Jochen and I were in Switzerland, I received an email from Christian Froelicher who happened to find this blog whilst he was surfing the internet looking for people doing interesting things to interview.
He liked my blog and agreed that once we were back in Australia and Jochen was out of quarantine, we would do a radio interview for the German segment on SBS Radio here in Melbourne.
The interview was on Thursday 19th December, 2012 and Christian elected to hold the interview by the Yarra River with the Melbourne skyline as a backdrop. But first we met in the office of SBS Radio where as usual Jochen was much admired. 'Yea, yea, I know, I am handsome. So what!'
The interview whilst walking along the banks of the Yarra was a lot of fun. Christian asked if we could do it in Swiss German (he is Swiss German himself) but I am afraid my language skills and courage fail at that utterly. No problem, high German it is. Christian was great to work with, friendly, easygoing and asked sensible and interesting questions. He clearly likes dogs and you can see in the photo that Jochen thought he was an OK person.
Christian will place the photo on the SBS website and put the interview on the pod and whatever else wonderful communication technology is available these days. So even though our incredible Swiss part of our journey is over, the threads still continue, albeit in a different form. By the way, the interview finished with Jochen being asked to say a few words