Unlike the trains in Switzerland, I don't always run on time, which is why I found myself standing at the platform at the Montreux railway station watching the train I was supposed to be on pulling away without me. It doesn't seem accidental that
Switzerland: The Bucket List
I’m worried. I’m on a boat surging along Lake Geneva in glorious sunshine and the ticket collector is getting nearer and nearer. I’m clutching the family train tickets, which I thought in good faith would get us on the boats, but now I’m not sure.
I love walking, I love old buildings and I love cheese and chocolate, so there are few better places to spend an afternoon than in the Old City of Bern, Switzerland. The Old City (Altstadt) is famous for its well-preserved late medieval architecture;
How on Earth did I let this happen? Here I am, surrounded by shops and restaurants dishing out meringues, local biscuits, cheese and chocolate in almost every possible form. Gruyère et vacherin, offers one sign; raclette et fondue; crème double de la
Living, as I do, in a traditionally Sabbatarian country I really shouldn’t be surprised to find myself somewhere where nothing happens on a Sunday morning. But I am. Here in Lausanne (which, the guidebook promised, is a lively city where there’s
The air is a chilly, but only a bit. With the moderating influence of palm-tree-lined Lake Geneva, the brief cold spell is more a matter of seasonal ambience than impediment: Just enough to make a steaming glass of mulled cider or hot spiced wine go