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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...

Discover the Origins of the INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS: Free Guided Tours on Sunday

Discover the Origins of the INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS: Free Guided Tours on Sunday November 12, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
The International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, Geneva Sunday is family day in Switzerland and sometimes Geneva seems a bit quiet for the enthusiastic visitor. But from now until February 2011, the “Musée International de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge” (The International...

Geneva International Airport: Ideal Airport if You’re Delayed

Geneva International Airport: Ideal Airport if You’re Delayed November 5, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
GVA: image courtesy of Geneva International Airport Switzerland’s Geneva International Airport or “GVA” as it’s affectionately coded has been a close part of my life for many years and we have both changed a great deal (all for the better, of course). Twice a year we get together for my holiday...

Parlez-vous Français? Part I: The Francophone Summit

Parlez-vous Français? Part I: The Francophone Summit October 23, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
No doubt the largest linguistic and cultural gathering of the planet, the 13th Summit of “la Francophonie” has been going on this last week in the idyllic Lake Geneva Riviera town of Montreux protected by the steep Swiss Alps. Of course, you already know that this area of Switzerland speaks French....

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...

Switzerland celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the First Trans-Alpine Aircraft Flight

Switzerland celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the First Trans-Alpine Aircraft Flight October 6, 2010 | Events, Hotels, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
There’s an important historical celebration in the tiny Swiss village called Ried-Brig situated on the lower Alpine slopes of the “Matterhorn side” of the Rhone River Valley which is bordered on both sides by the Swiss Alps in the Canton of Wallis. (And you thought that the Rhone River Valley was...

Where to Worship in Geneva…and in English

Where to Worship in Geneva…and in English September 28, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
When I travel, I find it fascinating to attend places of worship. I attended Christ Church in Philadelphia which had as former members, Betsy Ross, Benjamin Franklin, and George Washington to mention a few. I shared the previously reserved pew of George Washington with my Mother and My Aunt and it was...

Happy Birthday From SwissRail: a Gift for You!

Happy Birthday From SwissRail: a Gift for You! September 27, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
SwissRail Adventure: image courtesy of swisstravelsystem.ch If you’re planning a trip to Switzerland, you might want to come on your birthday. SwissRail has a birthday offer for everyone which is valid on all modes of public transportation including urban transport, lake boats, “les cars postal”...

Lavey-les-Bains: Hidden Bliss

Lavey-les-Bains: Hidden Bliss August 23, 2010 | Hotels, Things to Do | Read More
By Diana Baide, Guest Author While you may not believe it now, this secret spot holds the key to an experience of deep relaxation and peace of mind when traveling through Switzerland. Les Bains de Lavey, or “the baths of Lavey,” are not just any regular day spa that you can pay a visit to on your...

An Event to Celebrate Wherever You Are: The Swiss National Day August 1

An Event to Celebrate Wherever You Are: The Swiss National Day August 1 July 28, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Geneva displays Swiss pride: image courtesy of malias, flickr Happy Birthday Switzerland and to all the 100’000s of Swiss who live all around the world! Solid red square flags with a white cross will be flying everywhere on Sunday. Every public and...