As much as I am impressed with the Fork in the Lake in Vevey, Switzerland, that little town is not famous because of an hugely oversized eating utensil stuck into the water. A short walk through Vevey will quickly impress upon you the still present spirit of Charlie Chaplin. The famous actor of black and … More Charlie Chaplin’s Vevey
Vevey is the little town in Switzerland on the north shore of Lake Geneva. Did you know that here, in Vevey, in 1875, Daniel Peter invented milk chocolate? Today, and dating from 1867, Nestle corporation has its world headquarters in Vevey. I did not have any chocolate on that account, since milk chocolate is not … More Vevey – A Walk to the Fork.
Lugano is the largest (outside of Italy) Italian-speaking town in Switzerland. Nestled at the foot of the Alps and at the edge of Lago di Lugano, it is a picturesque little town. It is called the “Monte Carlo of Switzerland” because of the many celebrities and athletes that have been attracted to it. My stay … More Lugano, Switzerland
There is a chariming little place in Carona, Switzerland. Situated on the top of the mountain, at the hamlet of Ciona, this tiny village greets many tourists stopping here to look around, visit a white church, or stay in a little hotel. Osteria Ciona is as colorful outside as it is inside. The white chapel … More Carona, Switzerland
View from Lavena Ponte Tresa on the Italian side of Lago di Lugano. Our trip from Switzerland to Rome continues. We drove through the scenic route which means we went through many small villages and towns. I passed near Capalbio – home of Manja from The Mexie Movie. Manja, these are for you 🙂
We passed this mountain on the way down from Gotthard Pass. Challenging place to paint graffiti since the rock on which it is painted is right by the road and the cars passing by do not slow down. A place for desperados? 🙂
The amount of snow that needs to me moved off the roads in Swiss Alps is enormous. So are the machines that do it! It is a common practice in many countries that get a low of snow in the winter to put chains on the tires to be able to drive uphill, if you happen … More Snow Ploughing in Swiss Alps
On the way through Gotthard Pass we “met” a giant Toblerone bar inviting us to refresh our bodies with bratwurst in the bun and our souls with such spectacular views. That is when we saw in all its winding, twisted glory the road we just came up. Gotthard Pass is where we saw the futuristic-looking … More Through Gotthard Pass