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On the trail of Ticino’s master architect

August 21, 2021, 6 Comments

I went up a mountain to go to church. No really, I did. Why? Because it’s a stunning piece of architecture in...

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Twelve fascinating facts about Ticino

August 19, 2021, 9 Comments

There’s nothing I like more than unearthing a few juicy facts about a place. If you’ve read any of my books, you’ll...

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How to go around Switzerland in one hour

August 18, 2021, 7 Comments

It sounds like the coach tour from hell: seeing a whole country in one hour. Even for a place as small as...

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Enjoy a truly unique view of Switzerland

August 17, 2021, 16 Comments

Look down and you see Lago Maggiore, the lowest point of Switzerland at 193m. Look right and there’s the country’s highest point,...

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Come and discover amazing Ticino with me

August 16, 2021, 13 Comments

Italian energy and Swiss efficiency. That’s how Ticino is usually described and it’s (almost) true. I’ll come to the ‘almost’ in a...

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Historic but modern hotel at the heart of Interlaken

July 2, 2021, 30 Comments

The oldest hotel in Switzerland. Now that’s somewhere I had to stay, so I did. According to this cool map, the Hotel...

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Schilthorn is a great all-rounder with views and thrills

July 1, 2021, 24 Comments

Schilthorn has one of the best 360° panorama views in Switzerland. You could say it has a view to die for, though...

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Solving the mystery of Interlaken’s two rail bridges

June 30, 2021, 5 Comments

Interlaken isn’t big but it has two train stations, West and Ost. Take the train from one to the other and you’ll...

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Harder makes it easy to enjoy the views

June 29, 2021, 11 Comments

In an area with so many mighty peaks, it’s easy to overlook one which is only 1322m high. But that would be...

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Welcome to Interlaken, the Paris of the Alps

June 28, 2021, 30 Comments

I like Interlaken. There, I’ve said it. I might not agree with Hans Christian Andersen, who called it ‘the Paris of the...

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