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Happy Christmas from snowy Switzerland

December 24, 2021, 1 Comment

So that was 2021 (well, almost). Not a year that many of us will remember fondly but I’ve had a look back...

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Nine books that make perfect gifts for Swissmas

December 13, 2021, No comments

There’s no better Christmas present than a book. And if you love Switzerland, then there are no better books than the ones...

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My amazing new Swiss map book for children

October 14, 2021, 2 Comments

Maps. I love them (though you probably know that already if you’ve read Around Switzerland in 80 Maps). But why settle for...

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Yes, I do: the time for equality is here

September 8, 2021, 1 Comment

I cannot get married in Switzerland. At least, not to my boyfriend. But hopefully, that is about to change. On 26 September...

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Back in the public eye, three times over

August 24, 2021, No comments

It’s an unwritten rule of life: you wait ages for something and then three come along at once. And the pandemic hasn’t...

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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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Finding a slice of paradise in a Lugano hotel?

August 20, 2021, No comments

WE LIKE YOU. That’s what the welcome mat says, matching the slogan on the website, and it’s quite an unusual way to...

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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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