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A Swiss tour to remember

June 30, 2013, 1 Comment

Breakfast in the bath with 20 other people: that was how the first full day started.

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On the trail of Miss Jemima

June 22, 2013, 2 Comments

It started with the Swiss. And with Thomas Cook in June 1863.

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The medieval delights of St Ursanne

June 11, 2013, No comments

It has to be one of Switzerland’s prettiest little towns, and least visited.

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Inside the modern Alpine chic hotel

March 28, 2013, No comments

Switzerland now has 89 five-star hotels, or one for every 90,000 inhabitants even if few of them ever stay in one.

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Great Swiss train rides: Glacier Express

February 25, 2013, No comments

Express it isn’t but it is certainly one of the most famous train rides in Switzerland. And rightly so. 

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The ugliest buildings in Bern

February 18, 2013, 9 Comments

Bern is beautiful but not all of its buildings are. Many are splendid, some are disasters.

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The friendliest hotel in Switzerland?

January 17, 2013, 3 Comments

Where is Switzerland’s friendliest hotel? Here’s your chance to help decide.

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No sitting allowed in Bern train station

November 14, 2012, 8 Comments

The sign says it all: ‘Notsitz’ or ‘this is not a seat’. Odd, when it clearly is a seat.

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A photo tour of St Gallen

October 10, 2012, 4 Comments

St Gallen may be named after an Irish monk but it is one of the prettiest cities in Switzerland.

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Great Swiss train trips: Jungfraujoch

August 19, 2012, 3 Comments

Up through the Eiger and out on top of Europe: getting to Jungfraujoch is a journey to remember.

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