Category: Switzerland

August 4, 2009

"Melts in your mouth, not in your hand"….

Filed under: Switzerland - 04 Aug 2009

M&M chocolate “Smarties” used to be a favourite of mine and those who like me have enjoyed these colourful candy-coated chocolate treats will be familiar with their marketing slogan “Melts in your mouth, not in your hand”.

Well, Swiss …

March 3, 2009

Swiss Fondue Recipe

Filed under: Switzerland - 03 Mar 2009

When the weather is cold and you feel that you need energy food to ward off the cold, a fondue might just do the trick. This most typical of Swiss food is quite easy to prepare and good …

January 6, 2009

Freddie Mercury was here – Montreux, Lac Leman

Filed under: Lac Leman,Switzerland - 06 Jan 2009

Switzerland, as everyone knows, is noted more for its Swiss accounts and very strict banking secrecy laws rather than its rock culture.  Yet, it’s these Swiss accounts and its Fortress Knox privacy protection laws that have attracted celebrities, …

November 30, 2008

Le Gruyère AOC – Swiss Cheese

Filed under: Gruyère,Switzerland - 30 Nov 2008

When I read that there are more than 400 varieties of Swiss cheese, that astounded me.  Most non-Swiss people would know of a handful only, the most popular ones being Emmenthal and Gruyère.

When we visited the wall city …

Lake St. Moritz or Lej da San Murezzan – St. Moritz

Filed under: St. Moritz,Switzerland - 30 Nov 2008

Lake St. Moritz, or Lej da San Murezzan in Romansh, is a beautiful area for that summer morning or afternoon walk.  The lake measures approximately 1.6 km long and 0.6 km wide and depending on how fast a …

November 28, 2008

St. Moritz – Top of the World – Switzerland

Filed under: St. Moritz,Switzerland - 28 Nov 2008

St. Moritz is one of the world’s glitziest and most expensive ski resorts, deserving its reputation as the St. Tropez of ski resorts. Our tour director describes this place as a ski resort for the “chic-kie mickeys”, her …

November 15, 2008

Museum HR Giger – Aliens in Gruyères, Switzerland

Filed under: Gruyère,Switzerland - 15 Nov 2008

Fans of “Alien” movies will be pleased to know of the Museum HR Giger in Gruyères. This Museum is home to the permanent collection of the works of H.R. Giger, the award winning Swiss designer of …

November 6, 2008

Mövenpick Hotel Zürich Airport – Hotel review

Filed under: Switzerland,Zürich - 06 Nov 2008

Our tour around Switzerland starts early in the morning from the Mövenpick Hotel Zürich Airport.  It made sense therefore for us to stay at this hotel when we arrive the evening before.  “Oh No, not the …