GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – With the weather a continual melancholy grey, I find myself walking past my tarped motorcycle for days on end and singing Richard Thompson’s “1952 Vincent Black Lightning“. Like many bikers I know, I am uncharacteristically superstitious of talking smack about my current ride or coveting other bikes (they tend to get sudden […]
The city of Geneva’s free transport tickets for visitors is surely one of its best tricks for selling the city: never under-estimate the power of a free ride. This isn’t the first and the last time we’ll see this mentioned, but in a large US city newspaper, it will have a happy ripple effect, as […]
Update 29 May Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Geneva is the grandaddy of Swiss wine open days: it was the first to offer this, in 1987, and the event has become hugely popular. Several things contribute to this: almost all the cellars participate, some 80 out of 95, they are geographically fairly close so it is […]
Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Cointrin Airport won’t look the same to you Sunday if you’re fliying to or from Britain or Ireland or any other non-Schengen country. Swiss airports have been working with the European Union for some months to bring security systems into line, the last step in Switzerland dropping routine border controls to […]
Geneva, Switzerland (20 Minutes Fre) – There is good news for the 100,000 people expected to pass through Geneva’s Cointrin Airport during each of the three holiday weekends coming up: border guards are opening up four instead of the usual two passport controls.