Photo Story: Could Winter be the Most Beautiful Season?

Many versus in poetry and references in literature had led me to believe that winter is probably the most desolate and monochromatic season. Between Virginia Woolf’s ‘Melancholy were the sounds on a winter’s night’ and PB Shelley’s ‘If winter comes, can spring be far behind?’ I was convinced that winter was made of sorrow and…

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A Guide to Lavaux, Switzerland

‘A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness;’ John Keats immortalised the definition of beauty in his Endymion. Now whenever I am mesmerised by the beauty of any landscape or memory, I recite these lines to myself. Lake Geneva region or the Montreux Riviera in…

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Winter Adventures of Interlaken, Switzerland 

Essentially a summer destination, Switzerland is rare inclusion in our travel winter list. However, travelling to Interlaken in January introduced me to its winter adventures. Known for its scenic Swiss Alps and popularised by Yash Chopra’s films, there is more to this Swiss town than just picturesque landscapes and romantic rendezvous of summers. Sledging On…

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Photo Story: Rochers-de-Naye, Switzerland

On a bright summer morning, I ambitiously set out to hike Rochers-de-Naye, a part of the Swiss Alps, which overlooks Montreux and Lake Geneva. There are plenty of scenic hiking trails here and my plan was to walk from Jaman to summit. Once I alighted from my cogwheel ride at Jaman, I stopped to ask…

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Flying with SWISS International Air Lines

My relationship with SWISS International Air Lines goes back to 2009. It was my first international flight, from Delhi to Geneva via Zurich. Over a period of eight years, this relationship has grown. I have flown SWISS many times and my experience with the airlines has also differed. 2009: DEL-ZRH-GVA 2012: BOM-ZRH-GVA 2016: BOM-ZRH 2017:…

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Walking, the Essence of My Travels

Ever since I can remember, walking has been my expression for happiness, curiosity and departure. Growing up amidst the beautiful hills of Shillong, in Northeast India, walking wasn’t as therapeutic as it is today. It was the only way of getting around the town; we used to walk to college, to weekend gatherings, to reluctant…

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