Highlights of a Trip around Europe

highlights of a trip around europe


Everyone asks what our favorite places were on this trip and I always have a tough time with that one because it’s like comparing apples and oranges. Lauterbrunnen and the [Read more…]

Feeling ripped off and unhappy in Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne, Switzerland

Ah, yes, what pretty pictures. But Lucerne was like a vain woman – shallow, boring, self-important, and expensive. And if you look again it’s not really that pretty. It gets worse [Read more…]

Great hikes and stunning views in Lauterbrunnen and the Berner Oberland, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen and the Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Lauterbrunnen is situated in the Berner Oberland, an area in Central Switzerland containing some of the country’s highest peaks. Lauterbrunnen itself is in a valley full of cascading waterfalls. It is a gorgeous location with some great hikes in the immediate vicinity. [Read more…]

Highlights of Geneva, Switzerland – and thoughts on European workplace culture

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Above: view of Jet D’eau from Cathedral St-Pierre.

Geneva is not a tourist town and doesn’t really have to many highlights as such. It is a pleasant city though, situated on Lake Geneva (also called Lac Leman) with mountains all around. More than that, Geneva is vibrant; lots of different nationalities, a reflection of all the international organizations headquartered here. There’s lots of money and everything is expensive. I usually buy a fridge magnet everywhere I go but I blanched when I saw that a simple magnet here cost more than $10.

We took a walk, seeing the famous “Jet D’eau” and  and visiting Cathedral St-Pierre for impressive views of the city. These are the tourist highlights of Geneva. It’s not a place to spend much time as a traveler, especially with the prohibitive pricing. We had other reasons though for being in Geneva. [Read more…]

Montreux, Switzerland – Photos of the lake. And on turning into the Incredible Hulk…

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We stopped in Montreux for a quick stop on our way from Venice to Geneva. Highlight: Chateau de Chillon. We didn’t see it though. All I have are pictures from our hotel room [Read more…]