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St Moritz lake walk

St. Moritz – A Glitzy Swiss Ski Resort

Glitz and Glamour at St. Moritz - but not so much in Summer...St Moritz is one of the world's glitziest, most expensive ski resorts, deserving its reputation as the St. Tropez of ski destinations. Our tour director referred to this place as a ski resort for the "chic-kie mickeys", her … [Read More...]

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Things to see

Glacial landscape

Becoming a Groupie on a Swiss Alps Hike

Travel writer Carol Antman surmounts misgivings and mountains in SwitzerlandWhen I was invited to tag along as a journalist with Alpine Adventure Trails Tour on a two-week hike in the Swiss Alps, I was eager for my husband Mark to book the trip and come. Somehow he did not share my … [Read More...]

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Swiss Tax Free Shopping

Tax Free Shopping in Switzerland

Swiss Tax Free Shopping:The VAT rate in Switzerland is 8% and is included in the sales price. With prices in Switzerland as they are, any discount is welcome, so don't miss out on your tax refund! All visitors living outside Switzerland are entitled to claim back the VAT if they spend more … [Read More...]

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Eating and Drinking

Swiss Cheese Fondue

Swiss Cheese Fondue

How Swiss Cheese Fondue was invented and how to make it:When the temperature is freezing and the chill in the air is converting into goosebumps on your skin, there's nothing like some rich comfort food to ward off the cold.  The Swiss cheese fondue comes to mind. Origin of the Swiss Cheese … [Read More...]

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Useful Facts

Public Holidays in Switzerland 2014

Swiss Public Holidays 2014: These are the main public holidays in Switzerland. Regional and local holidays, such as January 2 (Saint Berchtold Day), May 1 (Labor Day), June 19 (Corpus Christi) among others, are also observed in many parts of the … [Read More...]

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News & Events

Bretiling wing walk over Sydney, Australia

Breitling Wing Walk Aerobatics Over Sydney

Barnstorming Retro Aerobatics Shot Over Sydney - Captured From My Balcony! Swiss watchmaker Breitling's commercial shoot of "wing-walking" aerobatics disturbed me from the perusal of my morning paper - a couple of biplanes and a helicopter are quite … [Read More...]

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