Category: Switzerland

Cowbell, and Other YouTube Channel Videos

Cowbell, and Other YouTube Channel Videos

| July 12, 2015 | Reply

Here are some of the videos I uploaded to my YouTube Channel. From last year’s adventure in the Alps, when we drove into the middle of a traditional Swiss cow and goat procession:   When I crossed the bridge I was sure was going to kill me in Austria:    “It’s swaying in the wind, […]

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14 Things You Need to Know About European Hotels

14 Things You Need to Know About European Hotels

| March 9, 2015 | 6 Replies

  European hotels can be quite different from American hotels. If you’re not aware of this, you might come across some pretty surprising situations. Here are 14 common things to look out for:   1. FORMS OF PAYMENT Know up front, what forms of payment your hotel accepts. Those accepting cards might only accept a European card […]

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Fasching and Karneval: What the Heck are They?

Fasching and Karneval: What the Heck are They?

| January 20, 2015 | Reply

One question that often comes up amongst Americans is, WHAT IS FASCHING? The technical answer: Fasching is Fasching. Fasching is a church holiday for Catholics, Lutherans, etc. Faschingsdienstag, Fasching Tuesday, comes the day before Ash Wednesday–which, for those of you wondering, is the beginning of Lent. Some people refer to it as Shrove Tuesday. Personally, I think Lent […]

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12 Beautiful Windows in Europe

12 Beautiful Windows in Europe

| October 4, 2014 | Reply

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Aescher: a cliffside hotel in the Swiss Alps

Aescher: a cliffside hotel in the Swiss Alps

| September 2, 2014 | Reply

What better way to kick off a new website, than to highlight Berggasthaus Aescher, an isolated mountain guesthouse in Switzerland? Pictures of this guesthouse float around facebook periodically in lists like “10 Hotels You Must Visit in Your Lifetime!” And quite frankly, this is a hotel you should try to visit in your lifetime, if […]

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Gruyères, Switzerland: Language and Transportation Roulette

Gruyères, Switzerland: Language and Transportation Roulette

| July 19, 2013 | 6 Replies

While my oldest friends Suzi and Craig were visiting, we all took a road trip to Switzerland that included a day trip to Gruyères. As we neared the region, the views were magnificent: the Swiss Alps in the background, tidy farmland, a hilltop castle. We were in Gruyères so that Craig could visit the HR […]

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