bern, switzerland

my favourite things…BERN

Got to love a city named after a bear. Lucky it wasn’t a rat…when  Berthold V founded the city in 1191 he vowed to name it after the first animal he saw. It’s now the defacto capital of Switzerland. There is…

The Bellevue Palace, Bern

best bed: The Bellevue Palace, Bern, Switzerland

  Belle view indeed!! This is one hotel that truly lives up to its name. The views are extraordinary!! Not surprising given the hotel’s prime location right next to the Federal Palace, Switzerland’s Parliament building. In 1848 Bern was chosen…

The Burgenstock Hotel

best bed: The Burgenstock Hotel, Lucerne, Switzerland

The Burgenstock Hotel is not just a place to sleep it is an experience like no other. From the second you get on the boat you can sense the magic that awaits. Ok, you can also drive, but trust me…

best bed: The Beau-Rivage Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

There is so much history packed into the one glamourous package that is the Beau-Rivage Geneva. This luxury hotel was first opened in 1865 and 5 generations later is still owned by the same family. In 1873 it was the…

wearing a mask...a lot

travelling internationally…here’s what it’s like (part two)

Seven nights, six cabs, four hotels and three trains. Here's what i discovered. Cabs: The biggest issue with cabs in Switzerland is how expensive they are. Granted you often get a Mercedes and they are spotless but still… when I…

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