Lake Geneva region, Switzerland (Tribune de Geneve/ats, Fre) – If you feel like summer is ending you are not alone: Max, a stork born in Avenches, Vaud in 1999, has just headed south from his summer home in Lake Constance. He is the longest-living satellite-tracked bird in the world and his previous nine migratory trips […]
When I travel, I drink wine. In fact, I usually organize my travels around learning about it because wine isn't a beverage, it's a culture.
My life’s hitchhiking experience, at age 19, was two rides for a total distance of under 20km, both in my home country of Switzerland. And then I found myself in Tibet with no means of transport and low on cash. I could have joined one of the many tour groups of foreigners heading into this […]
Vallorbe and Bern, Switzerland (20 Minutes, Fre) – Federal authorities say that in 2008 they will reconsider the need for a median strip metal divider on the semi-autoroute that runs between Orbe and Vallorbe, although the stretch meets national safety standards. An accident last Friday’ that killed two people is the eighth in six years. […]
How many people do you know think it’s okay to reproduce an article from a web site? Most, including you? Wrong: it’s illegal unless you’ve asked and received permission, and it’s getting easier to chase people who steal material. This includes spam bloggers. If you think spam is limited to e-mail and blog comments, or […]
Hats off! post on killing a business hour at the Kempinski Patrick Mossu, general manager, Grand Hotel Kempinski, Geneva "We want to give the hotel back to Geneva," says Patrick Mossu, general manager of the new Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva, a five-star hotel which 1 December 2006 took over the old Noga Hilton. "We want […]