Camping

A Perfect Spring Getaway

The Swiss town of Thun is a real gem and the gateway to the Bernese Oberland. This small town is located near Bern, halfway between the Swiss capital, Interlaken and the Bernese Alps. I am not sure why a majority of tourists only pass by Thun on their way to Interlaken, their planned final destination. In my opinion, Thun is much more charming than Interlaken and it is worthwhile to plan a stop here. […]

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Camping in Bern

A camping weekend in Bern is a wonderful option if you have children and would like to discover a bit more about the Swiss capital and its surroundings. We went there last September and absolutely loved it: the children were over the moon to be camping in such a fantastic place and were out on their bikes until evening; while I got my culture fix visiting Bern’s charming medieval town centre and the […]

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Weekend in Versailles

Geographically speaking, living in Geneva means being right at the centre of Europe. You can get pretty much anywhere by car (au revoir crack-of-dawn and over-booked EasyJet flights!) and there is a lot to explore with children in and around Switzerland. I won’t go as far as saying that places are “a short drive away” because there’s no such thing when you have kids and even a 10 minute drive […]

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On Heidi’s Trail in Ballenberg

Hands up who thinks of Heidi when thinking of Switzerland. Trouble is, when you move here and become an expat in Geneva, Zurich or any other modern Swiss city, you lose sight of the country’s most evocative and enchanting cliché. Expat Husband and I are definitely guilty as charged: we make the most of the Swiss slopes in winter but then spend all our spring and summer holidays with family […]

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