Guide Tales; Finding Hidden Zurich

The benefits of exploring a city, and remaining observant are topics of a recent post. The chances of finding the unexpected, hidden side of a destination is easier with the help of a local guide. Maggie, my friendly, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic guide to Zurich, certainly showed me the nooks, and crannies. It’s unlikely many of these would have been found exploring alone. Guides …

Lucerne Museum of Transport – Planes, Trains & Automobiles

The opportunity to travel to Lucerne in Switzerland offered a further chance to establish some ‘culture vulture’ credibitlity, visiting several museums in just a few days. I especially enjoyed the Bourbaki-Panorama which was the pre-cinema equivalent of 3D movies. It is a huge walk-round painting which depicts the retreat of the French at Les Verrières in Switzerland in the Franco-Prussian …

Benedictine Kloster, Engelberg – A Monk’s Life

It is easy to become blasé visiting an attraction of the kind which has previously been visited on numerous occasions. Visiting the Kloster in Swiss Engelberg, having stayed in a few monasteries and  visited more already this charge could have justifiably been aimed at me. Less than five minutes after meeting our guide it was obvious this was going to …