Postcards from a Lake Zurich Cruise

The August weather didn’t seem too promising, dark, brooding clouds climbing over the surrounding hills, and descending on the Swiss city of Zurich. A perfect day to take a Lake Zurich cruise then! I’d already been given a basic grounding by Maggie, my local guide on using the tram system to get around the city. After the shortest walk possible from …

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 …

Postcard from a Swiss icon; Lucerne Watertower

Lucerne is one of Switzerland’s most beautiful cities and the water tower is probably its most recognisable and best known landmark. It is also Switzerland’s most photographed. It is visible from almost everywhere along Lake Lucerne’s shore, day or night whilst walking around the city it just seems to draw attention and camera lenses. The benign looking stone built tower has …

Airport Security – The Insecurity of Inconsistency

Unless you are a diplomat, ‘hip-hop terrorist’ or celebrity diva airports are to be avoided, a necessary evil of travelling. In fact judging by recent media reports even the latter do not relish the prospect of being whisked through airport security while the rest of us are forced to wait in line, poor darlings. Whether regular travellers or infrequent fliers …