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St. Moritz, Switzerland, Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Today we took a ride on the Bernina Express, one of Switzerland’s scenic train journeys that has earned UNESCO World Heritage status in 2008. The line is part of a 384 km narrow gage network that was completed in 1910 … Continue reading

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Baveno to Bellinzona, Switzerland and on to St. Moritz, Monday April 29, 2019

Today we headed back to Switzerland travelling along Lake Maggiore to the city of Bellinzona in the Italian speaking canton of Ticino. The weather was nice and the scenery was beautiful. Bellinzona is known for its three castles. The castles … Continue reading

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Baveno, Italy, Sunday April 28, 2019

We left Zermatt and travelled over the Simplon Pass to Lake Maggiore in Italy. The top of the pass is at an altitude of 2005 metres. We stopped at the top for the morning break. There are small restaurants, hostels … Continue reading

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Martigny and Sion, Switzerland, Friday, April 26, 2019

This morning we set out for Zermatt. Our first stop was a small town of Martigny. There is a small Roman amphitheatre here but the feature attraction for those who love dogs is the chance to see and pet a … Continue reading

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Geneva, Switzerland,Thursday April 25, 2019

This morning we drove to Geneva. On arriving in the city we drove around the area where most of the international organizations are to be found such as the World Trade Organization, the Red Cross and the International Labour Organization. … Continue reading

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Montreux, Switzerland, Wednesday, April 24, 2019

This morning, we went to the western bay of Lake Geneva to the medieval Castle of Chillon, home of the former Counts of Savoy. The castle was immortalised by Lord Byron’s poem, ‘The Prisoner of Chillon’ a photo of which … Continue reading

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Lucerne, Switzerland, April 21-22, 2019

Sunday we arrived mid morning in Lucerne. I had the rest of the day free to explore this beautiful 14th century city which is ringed by mountains. Our hotel is in the old town where the River Reuss flows into … Continue reading

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