Is Switzerland Expensive?

This is a question that I am asked frequently and the short answer is YES. Compared to most European countries (with the possible exception of Scandinavian countries) Switzerland is expensive. However, there are some tips to economize and the purpose of this post is to share such tips. Transport The best way to get around... Continue Reading →

Christmas in Warsaw

This year we decided to spend a different Christmas in Warsaw, Poland. Our flight was scheduled to depart very early in the morning from Basel (a 2-hours drive from Lausanne) so we stayed at the Novotel Basel City hotel, which has family rooms at decent prices. The following morning we woke up at 5 am... Continue Reading →

Montreux Christmas Market  

Christmas is a magical time of the year with Christmas markets blossoming all over Europe. One of our favorites (perhaps because it is close to home) is the Montreux Christmas market, which takes place every year from late November until Christmas.   Montreux is located on the shore of Lake Leman, about 90 kilometers from... Continue Reading →

Playmobil Funpark

What: Playmobil Funpark Where: Zirndorf, Germany (170km North of Munich or 20km West of Nuremberg). When: The park is open from May to end of November. However, most of the open air attractions are closed during November. Summer is the best time to go. How much: Tickets are 11 Euros per person. Kids older than... Continue Reading →

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