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Photo essay: Gruyères – of medieval vibes, fairy tale landscapes and gastronomic culture

Located in the Fribourg canton of Switzerland, the idyllic town of Gruyères is home to several interesting sites.  With unique experiences spanning art, culture and cuisine, a visit to this pedestrian town was one of my favourites trips of my Switzerland sojourn.  The journey started on a day that was unusually foggy but the train ride… Continue reading Photo essay: Gruyères – of medieval vibes, fairy tale landscapes and gastronomic culture

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Maison Cailler, Broc: a trip in chocolate history

“Chocolate is happiness that you can eat” – Ursula Kohaupt Well there is no getting around the fact that nothing is as tempting and alluring as an elusive piece of chocolate.  After all, this magical combination of cocoa, cocoa butter, milk, sugar and a plethora of flavours is a universal favourite with people of all… Continue reading Maison Cailler, Broc: a trip in chocolate history

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Bern: In the footsteps of Albert Einstein

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid – Albert Einstein Well, this is just one of the inspiring quotes from the renowned physicist Albert Einstein.  And if you are wondering what inspired the legendary… Continue reading Bern: In the footsteps of Albert Einstein

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Distinctively Bern: Things to see and do in the capital city of Switzerland

A unique medieval look, cobbled streets, clock towers and multiple fountains are just some of things that you first notice as you take a walk along the streets of Bern, the capital of Switzerland.  Built originally on a hilly peninsula around the river Aare, the city dates back to the 12th century but was destroyed… Continue reading Distinctively Bern: Things to see and do in the capital city of Switzerland

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Stein am Rhein: a perfect day trip from Zurich

Charming little quaint towns nestled by the lake surely form for a picturesque scene.  And when this scene is from the bewitching country of Switzerland, you are definitely in for a visual treat.  When in the country of the Swiss, a visit to small towns with gorgeous lake fronts, perfectly manicured street gardens, heritage monuments… Continue reading Stein am Rhein: a perfect day trip from Zurich

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Zurich, Switzerland: on an offbeat trail

Nestled on the shore of its tranquil eponymous lake where it meets river Limmat, Zurich is a city that dons many hats.  Founded by the Romans as early as 15 BC, the town’s historic centre or Altstadt is a kaleidoscope of historic buildings, churches with tall steeples and majestic clock faces, boutique stores and restaurants. … Continue reading Zurich, Switzerland: on an offbeat trail

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Photoessay: Day trip – Lucerne, Switzerland

One of the most beautiful and visited cities of Switzerland, Lucerne is known for its eclectic Altstadt (old town), tranquil lake, panoramic bridges and its view of the utterly beautiful snow capped mountains.  Located in the central part of the country, it is often considered as an ideal gateway to the mountains of Rigi, Pilatus… Continue reading Photoessay: Day trip – Lucerne, Switzerland

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Tram Museum, Zurich: On a tram journey through time

Voted several times as one of the most liveable cities in the world, Zurich is a bustling metropolis and the largest city of Switzerland.  One of the reasons the city earns this title is its efficient transport system.  Commuting within the city is quite a breeze with its wide network of buses, trains and of… Continue reading Tram Museum, Zurich: On a tram journey through time