Top 5 Canton Bern

The Canton of Bern is a beautifully diverse region of lakes, snow-covered craggy peaks (including the famous Eiger and Jungfrau), winding Alpine passes and lush valleys (such as the Emmenthal). It’s home to the nation’s capital, the historic city of Bern, and a wonderful place to discover traditional food and drinks in charming villages, some […]

Top 5 Switzerland
(country guide)

Switzerland is a country on almost everyone’s bucket list, yet it can be a hard one to explore without a little insider knowledge. I’m blessed to have seen it as few outsiders can, through the eyes of my Swiss husband and his family and friends. I love its chocolate, cheese and crisp white wines; farmhouse […]

Top 5 Bern city guide

Bern is my favourite Swiss city. I love its old town centre, built around the River Aare in medieval times and, according to legend, named for the first animal that the founding duke encountered on his hunt: a bear. Today the UNESCO-listed old town retains much of its medieval charm, and a stroll around it […]

Top 5 Swiss Hotels

Switzerland is to the hotel industry what France is to restaurants, so it’s not surprising that some of my favourite hotels are in Switzerland. Rustic or palatial, beds are comfortable, service polished and breakfasts hearty – usually a generous buffet of cold cuts, such as excellent raw ham (Rohschinken) and air-dried beef (Bündnerfleisch); a selection […]

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