Tag: Switzerland

The Gotthard Panoramic Express: Switzerland

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The Gotthard Panorama Express Switzerland   Armed with a Swiss Travel Pass I was able to go pretty much anywhere on the train network and also gain access to hundreds of museums and gondola rides in 75 towns and cities. But what I really wanted to do was ride the Gotthard Panorama Express south to

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Zürich Food Festival

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Zürich Food Festival     I went to Zürich that rich culinary centre of Switzerland to find out how they present themselves in what is the worlds fastest growing arena, street food. The Zürich Street Food Festival is an excuse for the whole city to up its game in gastronomic terms. As well as the

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Espionage, Emmental and The Eiger

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Espionage, Emmental & The Eiger:    On this trip I get to wander in the clouds and dream of spies, cheese and mountains. The city of Bern unfolds its past both in fact and fiction and I get to meet the cows that make all that lovely Alpine milk.   Switzerland’s capital, Bern is the

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Switzerland: Chaplin, Colliders and Chocolate

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The Home of a Silent Movie Genius, Luxury Watches, The Hadron Collider & a bit of Chocolate. Switzerland    On this trip to beautiful Switzerland I realise I know nearly nothing about science, discover probably the most influential silent film star in the world had eight children and that there is more to this country than

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Jungfrau: Switzerland

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Jungfrau region Bernese Oberland Switzerland    Read more about this wonderful region in Switzerland that is impossibly beautiful and tremendous fun (and it’s not all about skiing)!  It’s ridiculously easy to get to Zurich from London, only a 75-minute flight from Heathrow. From there I travelled on the superb Swiss Rail system that saw me

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Following The Grand Tour: Lake Geneva, Switzerland

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Following The Grand Tour Lake Geneva Switzerland   The subtle but lovely part of flying Swiss to Geneva is breakfast, a fresh pain au chocolate. And afterwards as you settle into a good book or a nap a basket comes round with the most divine chocolate bars, as a prelude to a country that says

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Switzerland: Elementary James Bond Training

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Switzerland:  Elementary James Bond Training Training to become James Bond is something that has struck me and countless others as one of the coolest pursuits on the planet. Achieving it (or anything near it) is quite something else. My point of reference has always been On Her Majesty’s Secret Service one of the ‘lost’ Bond

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Graubunden – Switzerland

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Graubünden: Laax & St. Moritz Switzerland   This is a land of effortless beauty with mountains as its backdrop. The flight from London’s City Airport is less than 90 min and the pristine airport spits out your luggage almost as quickly as you can get to the carrousel. Then a one-stop ride to Zurich main

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Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains – St. Moritz

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Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains St. Moritz Switzerland Tel: + 41 81 838 30 58   Outstanding service is something you always wish for in a 5 star hotel especially when you’ve taken one of the world’s greatest train journeys to get there. Don’t worry The Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains does all of this

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