Articles Tagged ‘Lausanne’

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...

“Line, Form and Colour”: Exhibition of Paul Klee, Bern’s Best Loved Citizen

“Line, Form and Colour”: Exhibition of Paul Klee, Bern’s Best Loved Citizen December 23, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Paul Klee, painter, scientist, musician, teacher and poet, ranks as one of the 20th century’s most significant artists. He has always been thought of as a Swiss artist although he was actually brought up in Germany but spent half of his life in Bern. But Switzerland legitimately claims him because...

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...

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...

Swiss Supermarket Discoveries Part IV: What to drink

Swiss Supermarket Discoveries Part IV: What to drink August 9, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Isostar L Carnitin Electrolyte tablets:image courtesy of shop.wander.ch Swiss Drinks to Quench your Wanderlust Thirst Electrolyte drinks will help you get uphill (even if it’s in the city, but certainly important in altitude). I recommend carrying a tube of IsoStar tablets (Coop supermarket) which...

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...

Swiss Alpine Wanderlust Packing List for Serious Hikers

Swiss Alpine Wanderlust Packing List for Serious Hikers July 25, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
  Equipped For "Cabane de la Mountet", Sonja, Lake Geneva Region Local Expert: image courtesy of Sonja Holverson     Pre-Alp and Mid-Alp Swiss Alpine hiking in the Lake Geneva region as well as other areas in the Alps is one activity where I definitely trade in my high heels and even my...

Visiting the Swiss Alps? Secret Packing Tips

Visiting the Swiss Alps? Secret Packing Tips July 20, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Lake Geneva Region Local Expert Sonja Holverson: image courtesy of Sonja Holverson While I write this bog  reflecting  on my acquired wisdom (read: never-ending mistakes) as a world traveler over the years, I am in the process of packing for a trip leaving Geneva tomorrow morning to see my family...

How to Celebrate the 4th of July in Geneva

How to Celebrate the 4th of July in Geneva June 28, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Suddenly feeling patriotic with the 4th of July coming up and you’re lost in the crowd speaking French and many other languages that you don’t understand including some of the English? There are Americans celebrating in the Geneva area and you may be able to hook up with some because there are a...