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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Planning Your Travel In and Around Switzerland

Most travellers I’ve met, ask me two definite questions about Switzerland. First, ‘what are the must-see places?’ And ‘isn’t it a very expensive country?’ The good news is that the country thrives on tourism. Whether you are travelling through the popular circuit or taking an off the beaten trail be sure to find easy-access and…

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Photo Story: Winterthur Local Market, Switzerland

Winterthur was a revelation. Only 20 minutes away from Zurich, this is the sixth largest city in Switzerland and is a playground for explorers. On a Tuesday morning, I walked a few steps away to explore the weekly market in the heart of the Old Town. Every Tuesday and Friday, the farmer’s market has many local visitors. The…

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Photo Story: Cycling Around Bruges, Belgium

‘Bruges can be explored entirely on the bike’ said Tom, my guide, as we got acquainted outside a bike rental on the cobbled streets of the Belgian city. Dating back to the 9th century, Bruges  was discovered by the Vikings. It rose to a major trading town in the 12th century, owing to the excellent…

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Tile Tales of Andalusia, Spain

As I walked around southern Spain’s Andalusia district, the one thing that kept me company was the multi-coloured, geometric tiles. Initially, it was their attractive patterns that drew me towards them. Usually in two or three colours, these tiles are seen lightly bordering the edges of windows, or visibly etched into palatial walls. Their psychedelic…

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