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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 Late April 2017 Onwards

What’s On in Zurich Late April 2017 Onwards

. What’s On in Zurich Late April 2017 Onwards     Photo credit Geoff Pegler There’s been both snow and sunshine almost simultaneously in Zurich this week so it will be interesting to discover the Böögg’s forecast for Summer 2017. Next Monday shortly after 6pm we will all find out. For more information about Zurich’s traditional Sechselaeuten celebrations […]

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10 Facts about the Böögg and Sechselaeuten

10 Facts about the Böögg and Sechselaeuten

10 Facts about the Böögg and Sechselaeuten   Photo by Geoff Pegler Sechselaeuten is not a Switzerland wide custom but a Zurich tradition. It is a festival to celebrate the end of Winter and it was originally related to the introduction of the Summer working hours – see here for more info. Photo by Geoff […]

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A Taste of Paradise at the Hotel Eden Roc Ascona

A Taste of Paradise at the Hotel Eden Roc Ascona

A Taste of Paradise at the Hotel Eden Roc Ascona     Sunny Welcome The other week we were lucky enough to spend a couple of days at a truly relaxing hotel in an amazing setting directly on Lake Maggiore in Ticino at the Hotel Eden Roc Ascona.   Relaxing Ticino Vibes Arriving at the […]

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