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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,...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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