Ski lifts will bounce back in 2013 due to high demand for day passes BERN, SWITZERLAND – The high Swiss franc continues to hurt the Swiss tourism industry, but the worst may be behind it, a key new forecast indicates. Bakbasel, an economic research group, and Seco, the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, expect […]
I tripped over this great little video on what’s happening to our bees. It’s a mix of French and English, but one of the main messages is that intensive farming isn’t doing the ecosystem, including bees, much good. The group of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament put this on their broadcast network.
Now and again a travel writer does the world a real service, and Rick Steves has done just that, with one of the most sensible, straightforward articles on The Toilet Problem when travelling in Europe. What caught my eye was his puzzlement over blue toilets in Bern, which I haven’t encountered myself, and his comment […]
Airlines, airports expect bumpy ride when ash cloud allows flights to resume Friday evening 16 April Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The ash cloud from Iceland’s volcano is causing severe disruption to airlines throughout Europe, with the UK closed to air traffic until 18:00 Friday evening, airports in northern France including Paris closed, as well as […]
When it comes to traditional American recipes, Fanny Farmer is still about as reliable a source as you can find. Since corn was the main grain in North America before the Europeans arrived, I think every Thanksgiving meal should include some kind of corn dish, just for symbolic purposes. We can be almost certain that […]