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Photoessay: Pilatus – the perfect picnic idea from Lucerne

A land of magnificent landscapes and immense scenic beauty, there is never a dearth of idyllic getaways when you are in Switzerland. Mount Pilatus or Pilatus as it is also known is one such getaway and the ideal mountain adventure from the picturesque town of Lucerne. A jagged mountain that overlooks Lucerne, Pilatus offers some… Continue reading Photoessay: Pilatus – the perfect picnic idea from Lucerne

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Photoessay: Lindt Home of Chocolate, Kilchberg

While 7-July maybe World Chocolate Day, there is no denying the fact that, if you are a chocolate lover, everyday can be chocolate day! And this is especially true if you are in the home of chocolate, aka Switzerland. On my last visit to Zurich, I had the chance to visit the absolutely delightful, Lindt… Continue reading Photoessay: Lindt Home of Chocolate, Kilchberg

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Tibet Museum, Gruyères – a unique attraction

The Tibet Museum located in the quaint town of Gruyères in Switzerland is a hidden gem. The town known for its delectable cheese, stunning landscapes and fairy tale vibes is home to this unique museum which forms for an engaging visit. Situated within the old town, the Tibet museum is a distinctive attraction considering the… Continue reading Tibet Museum, Gruyères – a unique attraction

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Photoessay: On a fairy tale trail in Heidiland, Mainefield

While it seems like a cliche to say that Switzerland is a country full of fairy tale landscapes, Heidiland is literally a paradise on earth. An ode to Heidi, Switzerland’s most famous fairy tale character created by Swiss author Johanna Spyri, this one is located in the wine village of Maienfeld. A place that takes… Continue reading Photoessay: On a fairy tale trail in Heidiland, Mainefield

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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