Tag Archives: Switzerland

The Only Way To Fly

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Is it still street art if it’s on the highway

A highway rest stop may seem like an unlikely venue for a major art exhibition, but this year’s La Triennale in the Swiss Canton Valais was held at the Relais du Saint-Bernard on the A9 Autoroute  near Martigny. Some thirty … Continue reading

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Switzerland: Another Reason To Visit

Just in case you needed another good reason to consider a trip to Switzerland, on October 21st the Camille Bloch chocolate company will open its new chocolate museum and tasting center near the firm’s headquarters in the village of Courtelay. … Continue reading

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My Travel Secret Is Out

A publicity stunt by a village mayor in Switzerland this week revealed a personal travel secret that I’ve been keeping for more than three decades. You may have seen the clever PR campaign that was launched a few days ago … Continue reading

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Mountain Man

The Swiss street artist known as Saype recently completed this enormous “land work” in the mountains outside of Leysin, Switzerland. The piece, which is composed of cut and painted grass, depicts a relaxed man stretched out on a mountainside. Who would’t want … Continue reading

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Weekend Road Trip

London-based Swiss photographer Kim Leuenberger has created an ongoing series called “Traveling Cars Adventures”. Try not to smile when viewing this charming photo series. all images © Kim Leuenberger

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Book This Hotel

Open for just over six months, the very cool B2 Boutique Hotel in Zurich, Switzerland is rapidly becoming an aspirational lodging destination for traveling bibliophiles. Situated in the former 19th century Hürlimann Brewery, this “Hotel with a bookmark” has managed … Continue reading

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Helvetia’s Traum

Back before the astronomical value of the Swiss franc made long visits to Switzerland cost prohibitive, I was lucky enough to spend some quality time in glorious Helvetia. So, it will come as no surprise that I’m smitten by this … Continue reading

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Guarding the Museum

I am always intrigued by the urban art “interventions” of the Spanish art performance collective Luzinterruptus. Their latest piece titled “Plastic Garbage Guarding the Museum” is a large scale installation consisting of thousands of multicolored plastic shopping bags inflated with … Continue reading

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Alpine Mountain High

It’s been quite a few years since I’ve visited the Vierwaldstättersee region of Switzerland around Lucerne. Last week’s news that they’ve inaugurated an amazing new double-decker, open-air cable car on the Stanserhorn has me planning a return visit. The way … Continue reading

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