Updated, 18:05 Switzerland (TSR, Fre) – Snow started to fall in several parts of Switzerland Wednesday and by late afternoon it was causing some train delays, but by Thursday morning the CFF rail company was announcing major delays throughout the country. French-speaking Switzerland was only mildly affected but in much of the rest of the […]
Archives for October 2008
Snow tires: great idea, that everyone else has today
Geneva, Switzerland (Tribune de Geneve, Fre) – If your first reaction to late October snow is to rush out and get snow tires on your car, prepare to wait in line, with some garages in Geneva getting 300-400 calls a day.
Travel: The day I saw eagles eat a man
TIBET, July 2008 Here is a little article I wrote after I witnessed a traditional Tibetan burial this July, a ‘Celestial Burial’ or ‘Sky Burial’. There are no photos of the ceremony included, taking photos is strictly forbidden. In fact it is not usually allowed for a non-Tibetan to watch the burial, but I was […]
Vaud councilor explores private-public options for third rail
Lausanne, Switzerland (TSR, Fre) – The talks are only exploratory and will remain theoretical, but Vaud cantonal councilor François Marthaler has met with a group of private investors, whose identity he will not reveal except to say they are European, to discuss a possible private-public approach to building a third rail line between Lausanne and […]
Valais unveils branding for its fruit
Martigny, Valais (GenevaLunch) – Canton Valais Tuesday presented the first apples and pears that bear the “Marque Valais” quality label, at the Martigny cantonal commercial fair.