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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...

International Automobile Enthusiasts: Salon de Genève

International Automobile Enthusiasts: Salon de Genève February 23, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The 81st (yes, the 81st!) International Motor Show and Accessories is setting up now in Geneva, Switzerland at Palexpo, a gigantic convention centre located right at the Geneva Airport and Airport Train Station (a 3 minute walk). Known locally, as the Salon de Genève, everyone knows without mentioning...

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...

Snoop Dogg in….Geneva?

Snoop Dogg in….Geneva? February 9, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Although temporarily banned in the UK and Australia, Snoop Dogg is welcome in traditionally conservative Calvinistic Switzerland  (or is that formerly conservative Calvinistic Switzerland?) at the Geneva Arena February 16, 2011 (and for a very high quality ticket price and venue). Rumor has it that...

“Why Can’t the English learn to speak?”

“Why Can’t the English learn to speak?” January 16, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
You may avoid playhouses while in Geneva, Switzerland believing that the performances will be in French. However, with such a large International community living in Geneva there are many opportunities to attend English speaking plays and a good one is coming up soon.  Howard Productions will be presenting...

Unplug in Zermatt: Annual Swiss Spring Alpine Music Festival

Unplug in Zermatt: Annual Swiss Spring Alpine Music Festival January 15, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
If you missed the annual  Zermatt Unplugged Music Festival last year, here you can see  what happens in this iconic Swiss Alpine Resort in April. To get an idea of the magnitude of this increasingly popular international Swiss music festival watch this Zermatt Unplugged TV video from 2010. In 2011...

Winter Golfing in the Swiss Alps?

Winter Golfing in the Swiss Alps? January 14, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Perhaps you were already aware that you can ski all year round in Switzerland. But golf in the snow covered Swiss Alps? Yes, and now Switzerland has the first high-altitude golf center in Europe and it’s located in those ultra-luxurious and prestigious neighboring mountain resorts: Crans and Montana...

Guaranteed Adrenaline Rush at Grindelwald: Flying Down Instead of Skiing Down

Guaranteed Adrenaline Rush at Grindelwald: Flying Down Instead of Skiing Down December 23, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Skiers usually think of cable cars as a way up the mountain but here at Grindelwald-First, Switzerland in the Jungfrau Ski Region we have what is called the First Flyer.  Specially secured harnesses and straps let you fly on a cable at high speed from Grindelwald-First to the Schreckfeld Station. The...