Articles Tagged ‘Geneva’

Up, Up and Away. Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon?

Up, Up and Away. Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon? January 23, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Just to get you in the mood for an amazing event that is taking place right now in the Swiss Alps, sing along with the 5th Dimension (OK this is really retro) and then I’ll tell you where to find the serious balloonists (up to 100). The place to be during this brisk (25°-26 ° F) but sunny weekend...

Dreaming of the Swiss Winter Wonderland?

Dreaming of the Swiss Winter Wonderland? January 8, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Couldn’t make it to Switzerland this year during one of the heaviest snow falls in decades sticking right down to the shores of Lake Geneva (Lac Leman in French) as well as all the other gorgeous lakes in Switzerland? Well, it was unusual this year as you will see in this gorgeous slide show from Swissinfo.ch....

Swiss Holiday Souvenirs and Gifts That Everyone Will Actually Love!

Swiss Holiday Souvenirs and Gifts That Everyone Will Actually Love! November 22, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Want to take home great memories and gifts for your loved ones after your very Happy Holidays in the Lake Geneva region of Switzerland? I know that you’ve seen those over-priced cheap looking little cow bells possibly made in other parts of the world that neither you nor anyone else would ever look...

Bargaining in Switzerland: Are you kidding?

Bargaining in Switzerland: Are you kidding? September 9, 2010 | What's New | Read More
I have to admit that although living in gorgeous, well-organized, incredibly hygienic and most civilized Switzerland is an idyllic lifestyle, I do miss some of the shopping customs in other countries that I’ve been to. And that includes bargaining with the locals. My first lessons in haggling were...

Become a Part of the Performance: The Living Arts Festival in Nyon

Become a Part of the Performance: The Living Arts Festival in Nyon August 1, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Chateau de Nyon on Lake Geneva: image courtesy of the Ville de Nyon.ch “ECOUTER VOIR” (Listen and Look) is the 2010 theme of the annual Festival of the Living Arts in the charming town of Nyon located on the shores of Lake Geneva (Lac Leman). This is a confirmed favorite on the festival...

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 private building as well as homes and chalets...

Countdown to Bastille Day July 14!

Countdown to Bastille Day July 14! July 13, 2010 | Events | Read More
Take your places, it’s almost time for the celebration of the end of the French Revolution with huge firework displays which will take place everywhere around Lake Geneva on Wednesday, July 14.  Since the border of France and Switzerland runs right down the middle of the lake, you can be sure there...

Where to View Swiss Alpine Sunsets on Lake Geneva

Where to View Swiss Alpine Sunsets on Lake Geneva June 25, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Where to view Swiss Alpine Sunsets on Lake of Geneva [Images courtesy of Sonja Holverson] There is universal awe for all living creatures when experiencing a glorious sunset in every part of the world. A primal connection seems to be made at that moment linking us into something bigger than we are as...

Swiss Wine Tasting Discoveries in the Vineyards of Lavaux

Swiss Wine Tasting Discoveries in the Vineyards of Lavaux May 25, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
When many people think of Swiss wine, they usually think of the month of September and the “vendage,” the harvesting of the grapes at just the right moment with great celebrating and festivals in all the nearby villages in Switzerland. This is, without a doubt, a wonderful time to be there. However,...