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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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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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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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Montreux, Switzerland: of Château de Chillon, postcard landscapes and much more

A land of picture perfect beauty and utterly bewitching landscapes, Switzerland is home to several towns which epitomize ethereal beauty.  Montreux which lies at the foothills of the Alps and on the shore of Lake Geneva is one such pretty town. Located in the canton of Vaud, Montreux is a traditional resort town that is known not only… Continue reading Montreux, Switzerland: of Château de Chillon, postcard landscapes and much more

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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