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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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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Photo Story: Vistas of Gstaad, Switzerland

During my summer visit to Switzerland, I decided to take the train and explore Gstaad. The GoldenPass Line traverses from Montreux to Zweisimmen with many scenic stops. Gstaad was one of them. This was an ideal opportunity for me. As I alighted onto Gstaad station with a host of other tourists, I found myself a little…

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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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