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A Taste of Switzerland: Absinthe Anyone?

A Taste of Switzerland: Absinthe Anyone? February 19, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Although our thoughts immediately go back to the bohemia cultures and writers and artists of 19th France, absinthe, also known as “La Fée Verte” (The Green Fairy) was created in the Canton of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, notably in the Jura Mountains bordering France. Most of the production has been...

Family Holiday Bonding under the Matterhorn…the real thing!

Family Holiday Bonding under the Matterhorn…the real thing! December 12, 2010 | Food, Hotels, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Have family all around the world? Where to meet? This could help you bring your family together. Listen to “Get Together” while you read this and you’ll be packing your bags “right now”. All ages enjoy family Holidays in Zermatt: image courtesy of familyskiing.com In Europe or even in the...

A “County Fair” Unlike Any You’ve Ever Been To: Les Automanales

A “County Fair” Unlike Any You’ve Ever Been To: Les Automanales November 20, 2010 | Events, Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Autumn is a wonderful time to visit Geneva, Switzerland. Besides the beautiful fall colors contrasting with the early snow on the peaks of the French and Swiss Alps, there is the Geneva “County Fair”. Called “Les Automnales”. Every year in Geneva at Palexpo (a gigantesque exhibition center...

Hostellerie Chez Chibrac: Best Kept Secret on Lake Geneva

Hostellerie Chez Chibrac: Best Kept Secret on Lake Geneva November 12, 2010 | Food, Hotels | Read More
Elegant Fine Dining: image courtesy of chezchibrac.ch Hidden in a lovely forest of calm and tranquility on the top of Mont Pelerin accessible by funicular from Vevey (near Montreux) on Lake Geneva looking down over the region’s vineyards, the Chibrac family hostellerie warmly welcomes you to their...

Swiss Supermarket Discoveries Part V: Customs and Logistics

Swiss Supermarket Discoveries Part V: Customs and Logistics October 12, 2010 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
WHEN YOU’RE ALLOWED TO SHOP Yes, you read it correctly. There are rules (legislation by Canton and sometimes Communes usually with the originally intended objective of preserving family life with a mix of no one should be working in shops on Sunday). Monday through Friday the hours are usually 9:00...

Swiss Supermarket Discoveries Part III: Take a hike!

Swiss Supermarket Discoveries Part III: Take a hike! July 23, 2010 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
If you actually want to hike in Switzerland (and of course you do!), there are all levels from hikes for flatlanders to experts to alpinists (See Swiss Alpine Wanderlust Packing List for Serious Hikers). View on the Eiger. Image courtesy of Dominique Schreckling So don’t let those enormous Alps...

Swiss Supermarket Discoveries Part II: Culture Shock

Swiss Supermarket Discoveries Part II: Culture Shock July 20, 2010 | Food | Read More
"Gourmet" Bread with Sunflower Seeds Outside and Inside along with Nuts Discovering Swiss Grocery Stores was an eye-opening experience when I first moved here. On the surface, the supermarkets look very similar but once you get into the details, it’s another world. My eating habits...

Swiss Supermarket Discoveries Part I: Snacks

Swiss Supermarket Discoveries Part I: Snacks July 8, 2010 | Food | Read More
I have found in my professional world travels that one of the highlights of any trip to a new destination that will reveal to you the secrets of the local culture is to go to the neighborhood supermarket. Even if you don’t need anything, this visit is a must everywhere. It’s fascinating. Besides,...