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wanderlust: favourite hiking routes 2017 (and sweet energy-refills to take along)

Hello my friends of travel, food, food-travel and travel-food!

What are you up to guys? After a failed iron injection I had to spend a couple of days in bed with fever, limb pain and John Oliver (whom I’d now be ready to marry on the spot if he wasn’t already married to a ridiculously beautiful wife. 1,577 more words


A surprising Bus Ride

It was supposed to be just a travel day, but Roger chose our route carefully. We went from Gadman over the Susten Pass to Andermatt, then then the Gotthard Pass to Arolla, then the Nufenen Pass to Ulrichen, where we caught a train to Randa just north of Zermatt. 171 more words


No Deity in the Heavens ...

Words from Mick, a fellow blogger, biker, traveller. In a recent post about the mudslides in Switzerland his words resonated so strongly with me that I had to stop and reread them. 43 more words

Just A Thought

Unwanted: Zurich cuts funding for temporary asylum seekers



swissinfo with agencies/db

September 24, 2017 

Counting up the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ votes in canton Zurich.


Foreigners who have received temporary asylum in canton Zurich will have their state allowance drastically cut. 290 more words


August 09th - 11th 2017 ~ Thonon les Bains to Lons le Saunier ~ Here on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland is the solution to the UK's Brexit turmoil

The photo of the day shows the famous water jet in Lake Geneva with Geneva itself in the background. Geneva is home to the headquarters of many international organisations such as the Red Cross and the European headquarters of the United Nations. 3,240 more words


Switzerland: Zurich.

Time spent: ~2 days.


  • Phone data: Got mine with Sunrise, it was pretty good. It costs CHF2.50 per day for unlimited data.
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Belle Epoque jaunts: old-fashioned boating on Lac Leman

I’ll admit my spirits sank just a little when a boat ride on Lac Léman was suggested. Travel on moving water has always been a bit of a (stomach-churning) challenge. 1,234 more words