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Unfamiliar Familiarities Outside Views on Switzerland

Unfamiliar Familiarities Outside Views on Switzerland

 Photo © Alinka Echeverría Unfamiliar Familiarities Outside Views on Switzerland Photo Exhibition till 7th May at the Fotostiftung Schweiz Winterthur Zurich has so many great museums and exhibitions it’s easy to forget that there are some great ones just a short distance away. For example the Fotostiftung Schweiz in Winterthur which is only 20 minutes […]

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Visit Kiev – Home of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Visit Kiev – Home of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017

. Visit Kiev – Home of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017     Kiev Hosts Eurovision Contest 2017 Whether you love it or loathe it the Eurovision Song Contest is a calendar fixture which takes place somewhere in Europe every Spring. Over the past few years we’ve seen the contest take place in Sweden, Austria, […]

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Carona – a Hidden Gem in the Ticino

Carona – a Hidden Gem in the Ticino

 . Carona – a Hidden Gem in the Ticino   If you love the sun and the warm Mediterranean vibes of Ticino, chances are that you’ve already visited Lugano, Locarno or Ascona. However, there are many more beautiful destinations in the Ticino area which are just waiting to be discovered. With the new Gotthard Tunnel […]

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The Böögg Goes Up In Smoke In Zurich!

The Böögg Goes Up In Smoke In Zurich!

. The Böögg Goes Up In Smoke in Zurich!   On Monday 24th April 2017 the Böögg stood innocently on his pyre in the middle of Sechselaeutenplatz as the crowd gathered round slowly but surely until the whole of the surrounding are was packed. There was hardly breathing space on this half day holiday in […]

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What’s On in Zurich End of February Early March 2017

What’s On in Zurich End of February Early March 2017

. What’s On In Zurich Late February Early March 2017       White Turf at St Moritz 26th February – the last Sunday! for glamour, excitement and horse racing fun head to St Moritz to watch the last date this year of the famous White Turf horse racing across a frozen lake. For more information […]

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Crazy Carnival at Lucerne Fasnacht

Crazy Carnival at Lucerne Fasnacht

. Crazy Carnival at Lucerne Fasnacht 23rd – 28th February 2017   Every year Lucerne hosts its largest event held in the city in early Spring – one where you can celebrate, dress up and have lots of fun as you enjoy a tradition that lasts a whole 6 days! Yes, the people of Lucerne […]

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Impressions of the Newly Renovated Storchen Zurich

Impressions of the Newly Renovated Storchen Zurich

                                          . Impressions of the Newly Renovated Storchen Zurich     #followthestorchen True to Swiss precision, and exactly 6 1/2 weeks after commencing work, the newly renovated Storchen Hotel Zurich opened its doors for business […]

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Crystal Luxury Meets Gourmet Food at Villa René Lalique

Crystal Luxury Meets Gourmet Food at Villa René Lalique

. Crystal Luxury Meets Gourmet Food at Villa René Lalique   The half-timbered Villa René Lalique is set on the edge of a forest in an unassuming part of France, an hour or so north of Strasbourg, deep in the French countryside and just a short distance from the German border. However, as soon as […]

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What’s On In Zurich Late February 2017 Onwards

What’s On In Zurich Late February 2017 Onwards

. What’s On In Zurich Late February 2017 Onwards   The two runner up photos from the Photo Contest by Antonias Danikas and Gioele Albisetti Photo Contest – “Winter in Switzerland”   this is the winning “Winter in Switzerland” photo below!  Congratulations to Deborah Cameron who entered this photo in the recent contest which was judged by […]

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Celebrating Fasnacht in Basel Switzerland

Celebrating Fasnacht in Basel Switzerland

   . Celebrating Fasnacht in Basel Switzerland 6th – 8th March 2017 It’s that time of year, with the Christmas festivities over and the January blues behind us, that many town and cities in Switzerland celebrate “Carnival’ or “Fasnacht” prior to the run up to Easter. One of the Top 50 European Festivals Basel Fasnacht […]

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