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 →
Business Class Iberia Airbus A340-600 Madrid to Buenos Aires.
Our first business class flight ever was with Iberia about 10 years ago in the old Airbus A340-200. After such flight, we tried different options but it was about time to try Iberia’s A340-600 business class product. The experience starts at Iberia’s business class lounge in Barajas, a very spacious lounge with a good selection... Continue Reading →
Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf & Spa Resort.
Having spent our last summer holidays in Gran Canaria, this year we decided to try Fuerteventura, also in the Canary Islands. Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf & Spa Resort (http://www.sheratonfuerteventura.com/) was our choice for our stay. The hotel is located in Caleta de Fuste, a 15 minutes and 15 Euros ride by taxi from the airport,... Continue Reading →
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 →
Italy. Exploring Liguria and Tuscany.
It was a long weekend in Switzerland. Weather was starting to get warmer in Europe and we were craving for sunny beaches and good food. So all the roads led to… close to Rome. We decided to hit the roads to explore Liguria and Tuscany in Italy. The trip from Switzerland to Italy is simply... Continue Reading →
24 Hours in Edinburgh.
We took a late night flight from Geneva to Edinburgh with Easyjet so we arrived around midnight in Edinburgh. Fortunately, we had made reservations at Doubletree by Hilton Edinburgh Airport, so we did not have to struggle finding a ride to downtown. The following morning, we took the tram (https://edinburghtrams.com/) to the city center on... Continue Reading →
Geneva Motor Show. Luxury Cars for Adults. Fun for Kids.
Geneva Motor Show is one of the largest car exhibitions in the world, which takes place every year during the month of March at Palexpo Geneva (a few steps away from Geneva International Airport). The main car companies show their latest models and prototypes in this exhibition. Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, Bentley and Aston... Continue Reading →