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…

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,…

Rapperswil

Rapperswil is the next station from Pfaffikon, going eastwards. The distance between the two towns is 3.6 miles: a 5-minute train ride or a walk of one hour and 10 minutes. It’s a lovely walk, especially on a sunny day. The highlight is the Holzbrücke Rapperswil-Hurden, a beautiful wooden pedestrian bridge that connects the village of Hurden with Rapperswil, across the upper Lake Zürich (Obersee). It…

Walks in the neighborhood

It gets hot in Lexington in the summer; temperatures can touch the high eighties, sometimes even the nineties and with no cloud cover your skin can burn. The good thing is that it gets cooler in the evening and even at 8:30p.m. there is daylight aplenty. I was trying to be a dedicated ‘Fitbiter’; my…