Archive for November, 2009

Switzerland: Farewell Zurich

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Upon returning to Zurich, we went out for dinner last night in the industrial district, where our hotel was located. The Schiffbau used to be a ship building yard/warehouse but is now a centre of theatre, dining, drinks, and entertainment. There we met up with more representatives of Presence Switzerland, along with Martin Elbel & […]

Switzerland: St Moritz

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After a night of good food in a wood-paneled room above the world’s largest whiskey bar we set out from our Hotel Waldhaus Am See to explore St Moritz on foot. Our guide for the morning was John Webster, an Australian who traveled the globe and decided that there was no place better for him […]

Switzerland: On the Train, Up a Mountain

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We set out from Zurich to Chur by bus then hopped on the Rhätische Bahn to ride the rails over to St Moritz. To gain altitude heading toward the Easter Swiss Alps, the train twists and turns its way through tunnels and over bridges, gradually making a climb. This series of spirals and arched bridges […]

Switzerland: Zurich, Hockey

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It’s official; my clothing will smell like cheese for the next few days and I don’t mind a bit. Last night we had fondue with Beda Zengg, the man who will be in charge of catering at the House of Switzerland in Vancouver and Whistler during the 2010 Olympic Games. Originally from Ontario, Beda’s family […]

Switzerland: Lausanne to Bern

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Waking up this morning in Lausanne, Switzerland my group headed over to the International Olympic Committee headquarters for a tour. We saw the top secret meeting rooms, the VIP meeting rooms, the grounds, the buildings, and even some protesters outside. However, I’ll be covering the IOC and the Museum in another post, which will be […]