This blog has suffered from lack of attention by the author for the past month for a good reason: a team of seven and I have been putting the finishing touches on the first-ever English edition of The Swiss Wine Guide, which will make its debut 7 November, produced by Vinea and published by Ringier. […]
Archives for September 2008
Lake Geneva region, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – September is traditionally busy in terms of events in the region, and 2008 has turned out to be a good year for organizers despite the cool, rainy weather.
Germany is taking the lead to try to obtain the release of 11 European tourists, five of them German, and eight Egyptians who were kidnapped in the Egyptian desert and taken to Sudan. German authorities say they are working with the Sudanese government for the release. CNN
Bern, Switzerland (20 Minutes, Fre) – Swiss license plates will soon run out of new numbers and given the space available, with room for only six digits and the canton’s abbreviation above, a solution will have to be found.
Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The famous quart d’heure Vaudois that allows people to be 15 minutes late without being impolie, is dead in Lausanne. The arrival of the new M2 metro line has just killed good excuses about traffic holdups.