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Back to the Via Alpina!

Back in 2013, Marti, Laura and I hiked the Via Alpina green trail from Western Switzerland (Lenk) to the East (Engelberg, in Central Switzerland).   Now this August (2016), we three will return to the Via Alpina (along with Andrew, one of Laura’s brothers) to hike the rest of the green trail.   19 more words

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A Jack of All Trades but a Master of None: The Travel Bug

“Go to Paris to be in Paris, not to cross it off your list and congratulate yourself on being worldly” McCullough Wellesly High School Commencement 2012… 1,248 more words

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Life in Geneva, Switzerland

It has been a wonderful 4 weeks since I left Sydney to embark on a new adventure in Europe (and later to South East Asia!). This blog is devoted to my life here in Geneva (and some pictures of the great places I have seen here in Switzerland). 692 more words

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Pelizzatti Pinor Noir Graubunden 2012

Annatina Pelizzatti, Pinot Noir Barrique, AOC Graubunden, Jenins, Graubunden, Switzerland, 2012

The canton of Graubunden is at the far eastern end of Switzerland. The top villages are from north to south Flasch, Maienfeld, Jenins and Malans. 392 more words

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This Gais in Plain Sight

Gais, Appenzellerland, Switzerland, 30 March 2016

Most places have two sides: what is seen in the light of day and what is found in the shadows. 1,598 more words

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Muslim students in Switzerland are being forced to shake hands with their female teachers — Quartz

The tradition of shaking a teacher’s hand at the beginning and end of each lesson is a long-standing one in the classroom in Switzerland. But it has now sparked a broader narrative on the country’s identity.

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5-minute getaway: A Swiss Rail Journey

All aboard! Climb aboard the Bernina Express in Chur, Switzerland to begin your journey through the majestic Alps.

You will pass through an UNESCO World Heritage Site, marvel at the feats of engineering of bridges and tunnels, gorge on beautiful mountain peak views (including the Matterhorn.) 47 more words