Category Archive: Switzerland

Unique Accommodation: Marktgasse Hotel in the historic heart of Zürich

Marktgasse Hotel in Zürich’s enticing Niederdorf neighbourhood is another kind of modern – simple, stylish and yet traditional. The result of a well balanced restoration (from 2013-2015), of the building that has been… Continue reading

Switzerland: 12 exciting things to do in and around St. Gallen

St. Gallen is my most recent Swiss discovery. An often overlooked city in the alpine country’s northeastern corner – full of charm and experiences in and around its historic heart. Just take a… Continue reading

Live from… St. Gallen: Discovering a new corner of Switzerland

Today the rain has been falling on the cobblestoned streets of St. Gallen (or St. Gall), but yesterday was as sunny a day as they get, and both this old city and the nearby… Continue reading

Live from… the skyline of Zürich

I got a nice surprise when I arrived at my hotel in Zürich late last night. The Marktgasse Hotel in the historic Niederdorf neighbourhood along the river. An old building converted into a… Continue reading

Switzerland: On tracks to the Top of Europe

What if I told you that you can “climb” a mountain in the comfortable seat of a train – but still be rewarded with some of Switzerland’s most glorious views to snowclad alpine… Continue reading

3 cities in Switzerland to boost your Christmas spirit

Christmas is just around the corner, but you might be looking for a little boost to get your spirits flying high for the holidays. I just returned from a short trip to the… Continue reading

Live from… Zürich: A day as a travel writer

When travelling for work (travel writing) days can be a really intense stream of events. Early morning check-outs and later check-ins, packing and unpacking, catching trains and buses, and walking countless kilometers to… Continue reading

Swiss “wintertainment”: ICE MAGIC in Interlaken

Take five various sized ice rinks and connect them with 450 meters of icy runways. Add music and colourful lights, a stretch of enticing stalls of food and drinks, a cozy lounge area… Continue reading

Switzerland: 24 hours in the lakeside wonder of Vevey

As I was touring Switzerland by train last summer, the tracks brought me to the charming lakeside town of Vevey – famous for being the home of milk chocolate and for being the… Continue reading

8 European cities I can’t wait to revisit – and why

Discovering and exploring a new city is one of my favourite things in the world. To step out of the train station or the airport, ready to get to know my way around… Continue reading