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Eight great books on trains

December 4, 2013, 5 Comments

There are few things nicer than reading on a train. I love it. As did Oscar Wilde, who quipped:

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Win a trip to Jungfraujoch – and more!

November 4, 2013, 73 Comments

Fancy going to the Top of Europe? Or soaking in the thermal baths at Leukerbad? Or lunch at the Grandhotel Giessbach?

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Where in Switzerland is this?

April 19, 2013, 14 Comments

It’s a very old photo of somewhere in Switzerland, but where exactly?

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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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Great Swiss train trips: Rigi

August 9, 2011, 5 Comments

Long before Switzerland had its famous mountain trains, there was one trip that was a must-do for any visitor – walk up...

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Is this the world’s best public transport?

April 11, 2011, 16 Comments

Forget about the trains in Switzerland! Yes, they are super-punctual, (usually) clean and extremely well-used, but everyone expects that

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The whole country in one ticket

February 25, 2011, 13 Comments

Today my new GA started. If you’re reading this outside Switzerland you probably have no idea what that means.

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Even the Swiss can get lost in translation

October 27, 2010, 4 Comments

There was a lovely story in the newspaper last week, which proved that not all Swiss are multilingual perfectionists. Two researchers found that...

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Switzerland from A to Z

October 5, 2010, 8 Comments

A is for apple. Ever since William Tell shot one off his son’s head, the humble apple has been the unofficial national...

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Swiss Watching trivia, no 31: Records

August 31, 2010, 8 Comments

Switzerland isn’t the biggest country in the world (in fact it’s number 131 on the list), but it manages to punch above...

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