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Have a Good Laugh in Switzerland…and in English!

Have a Good Laugh in Switzerland…and in English! March 3, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
You don’t have to leave your sense of humor at home because you don’t speak French, German or Italian when you travel to Switzerland. Thanks to British Guy Stevens who established an Anglo-Saxon stand up comedy culture in 2006 in Switzerland, even the Swiss are laughing! Stevens has an extensive...

St. Moritz and Zermatt: Top of the Best Ski Resorts in the World!

St. Moritz and Zermatt: Top of the Best Ski Resorts in the World! February 19, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Matterhorn, Zermatt. Image courtesy of  Dominique Schreckling The world’s top 3 best ski resorts are St. Moritz and Zermatt, both in Switzerland, and the American resort, Aspen, in  Colorado. These selections are the results of a comprehensive study conducted by the Swiss business magazine,...

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...

Phil Collins: Geneva’s Favorite (Adopted) Son

Phil Collins: Geneva’s Favorite (Adopted) Son February 16, 2011 | Events, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
There have been many famous foreign people and celebrities living in Switzerland throughout history for various reasons. More recently, focus has been put on tax advantages for celebrities, but face it, this is a jaw-dropping-beautiful country with no Swiss Paparazzi. Discrete and awe-inspiring Lake...

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...

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...

How to Find the Evasive and Ultra-hygienic WC in Switzerland

How to Find the Evasive and Ultra-hygienic WC in Switzerland November 4, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
On my first trip as a tourist to Switzerland in the late 1980s the objects that impressed me just slightly less than the magnificent Swiss Alps were the self-cleaning, automatic sanitized seat cover-changing toilets. My friends and I stood watching for quite a moment. The warm individual terry cloth...

Traditional Swiss Hospitality in Geneva – even for the avant-garde.

Traditional Swiss Hospitality in Geneva – even for the avant-garde. October 30, 2010 | Hotels, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Hotel Kipling: image courtesy of hotelcheck.fr Steeped in hospitality (not to mention scenic beauty on placid alpine Lake Geneva), Geneva, Switzerland has everything any traveler could seek for a day, a weekend, several weeks or months (or why not years?). There are 134 hotels plus condominiums, studios,...

Parlez-vous Français? Part II: The French Academy Rules

Parlez-vous Français? Part II: The French Academy Rules October 24, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
One of the topics of debate that is primordial at the Summit of the “Organisation internationale de la francophonie”, being held now in Montreux, Switzerland is the French language. Days are being spent discussing its social significance, its pedagogy, its codification, its grammatical dogma and...

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...