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The once-essential little Swiss booklet

December 14, 2020, No comments

It was a little booklet that was always in my rucksack or back pocket. It was an essential tool for anyone using...

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Affordable comfortable business hotel in Geneva

December 2, 2020, No comments

I was in Geneva on business so why not stay in a hotel that is aimed squarely at business travellers? You can’t...

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Stylish boutique hotel with outdoor oasis in Basel

November 11, 2020, No comments

It must have been fate. I had planned to go to The Passage hotel three doors down but they insisted check in...

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Enjoy rustic chic and amazing views up on a mountain

September 30, 2020, No comments

I called it my corona bonus: being able to get a room in one of Switzerland’s famous mountain hotels. Normally you have...

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Immerse yourself in Switzerland

August 5, 2020, No comments

Living in a foreign country can be hard, even one as wonderful and accessible as Switzerland. Sometimes you want to know more...

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When size matters: the biggest clock in Switzerland

May 29, 2020, No comments

It’s a simple question: what is the biggest clock in Switzerland? For a land that is famous for its timepieces, you’d think...

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A virtual treasure hunt through Bern

March 30, 2020, 1 Comment

It’s hard to visit Bern these days, even if you live in Switzerland. Seeing as we are all under a shutdown, I...

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Three mountains trips from Lugano

May 31, 2019, No comments

The little slice of paradise that is Lake Lugano has more than gentle boat rides to offer: there are three wonderful mountain...

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When the Swiss fought the French

April 30, 2019, No comments

On a low green hill beside the country’s busiest motorway stands a lonely memorial. Thousands drive past it every day but I...

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A train ride up through snow and ice

February 26, 2019, No comments

It’s one of Switzerland’s great rail journeys and it’s just as spectacular in winter. The round-trip ride from Interlaken to Kleine Scheidegg...

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