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Teddy Bear Museum, Baden: for the love of cuddly Teddy Bears

Few toys are more endearing than soft, cuddly teddy bears.  An intrinsic part of most people’s growing years, teddy bears are synonymous with precious childhood memories, warmth and a sense of comfort.  As a toy, teddy bears were manufactured in the early 20th century and the first teddy bears were made just like real life cubs. … Continue reading Teddy Bear Museum, Baden: for the love of cuddly Teddy Bears

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Photoessay: A paradise called Regensberg, a hill town near Zurich

Often referred to as the paradise on earth, there is no denying the fact that Switzerland is a country of unparalled beauty.  As mentioned in several of my previous posts, the country is dotted with several quaint towns that are replete with picture perfect landscapes and oodles of old world charm.  Most of these towns… Continue reading Photoessay: A paradise called Regensberg, a hill town near Zurich

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Matterhorn Museum – Zermatlantis: of triumph and tragedy

Triumph, tragedy enigma, myth and of course Toblerone…these are just some of the emotions and thoughts associated with the Matterhorn which is arguably one of the most famous symbols of Switzerland. The near symmetrical pyramidal peak which stands at a towering 4478 meters is one of the highest in Europe. The mountain which is also… Continue reading Matterhorn Museum – Zermatlantis: of triumph and tragedy

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Five things to do in the Swiss chalet village of Brienz

It is no secret that Switzerland is full of charming, picture perfect villages, utterly beautiful landscapes and awe inspiring lakes.  Brienz located on the shores of the serene Brienz lake is one such village that is dotted with wooden chalets and boasts of tradition and culture galore.  Nestled amidst the turquoise lake and the mighty… Continue reading Five things to do in the Swiss chalet village of Brienz

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Diessenhofen: a quaint river side village near Zurich

Known for its picture perfect landscapes and beautiful towns and villages, Switzerland never ceases to surprise with its breathtaking sights.  Diessenhofen, a pretty river side village about 50 km from Zurich is one such example.  A perfect day trip from the city after the quarantine, Diessenhofen proved to be an engaging outing. Perched on the… Continue reading Diessenhofen: a quaint river side village near Zurich

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Zurich Quarantine Diaries: Postcards from my Hotel Window

There is no denying the fact that the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we travel forever.  From vaccine compliance to negative RT PCR tests and quarantine requirements, one needs to be aware and prepare for a lot of things beforehand.  I recently travelled to Zurich and while there was no ban on travel from India,… Continue reading Zurich Quarantine Diaries: Postcards from my Hotel Window

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Photoessay: Geneva – Diverse Sights and a Kaleidoscope of Experiences

Surrounded by mountains and located on the south western end of Lake Geneva, the city of Geneva is one that offers a multitude of experiences.  I happened to visit this city on a short day trip from Zurich and it was indeed a memorable experience.  Since the trip was hurried, I would love to visit… Continue reading Photoessay: Geneva – Diverse Sights and a Kaleidoscope of Experiences

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Zermatt: of skiing, scenic beauty and plenty of Swiss charm

Snowy white landscapes that seemed straight out of a Christmas post card, majestic ridges, peaks of the Pennine Alps and a mesmerizing town at the foot of the mountains.  All this at temperatures ranging from -3 to -19 degree centigrade which would feel far colder due to the wind chill factor caused by the forecasts of… Continue reading Zermatt: of skiing, scenic beauty and plenty of Swiss charm

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Le Gruyère – the legacy of cheese making in Gruyères, Switzerland

Just like its breathtaking scenery, Switzerland is synonyms with its delectable chocolates and cheese.  One of the country’s most famous hard cheeses Le Gruyère is named after the medieval town of Gruyères located in the Fribourg canton of Switzerland. Native and exclusive to the region of Gruyères since 1115 AD, Le Gruyère is being manufactured since then… Continue reading Le Gruyère – the legacy of cheese making in Gruyères, Switzerland

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Photo essay: Switzerland Musings – cozy vignette and hygge inspirations

Browsing through old pictures during this period of lockdown is fast becoming a favourite pastime with me.  Reliving memories of travel and throwback to the ‘carefree’ times when one planned trips and stepped out, many a time, on a whim is indeed comforting.  While things may seem really gloomy at the moment, like everything else,… Continue reading Photo essay: Switzerland Musings – cozy vignette and hygge inspirations