An Unexpected Encounter in Auressio

What makes traveling interesting? It is the unexpected! I’m in Locarno and decide to take a bus to Loco, just because I like the name!  The Line 324 bus climbs up steadily, taking the steep curves with ease and reaches Loco in 32 minutes. I spend a pleasant hour walking around admiring the interesting stone…

Isole di Brissago

The waters of Lake Maggiore move gently in a rhythm of their own; shimmering and sparkling as they catch the sun’s rays, as if someone had emptied a crate of tiny diamond on the surface. The stone steps are warm from the summer sun. I lean back and contemplate the horizon – painted in shades…

Train to Appenzell

I have a train to catch at 9:22 a.m. Am a minute away and can see the station up ahead.  I reach the platform just as the train pulls in. Perfect timing! Just one of the thousand and one things I love about Switzerland! Settling in my seat, I’m ready to be enthralled by the…

A Walk in Weesen

It was a sunny day with blue skies, the phonetemperature a crisp 19°C – the perfect weather to take a walk. My cousin suggested we go to Weesen, a small historic town on the shores of the Walensee, in the canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Weesen calls itself ‘Riviera on Walensee’ and the beautiful lake,…