Archive | February, 2014

Blowing Hot Air: Ballooning in Chateau d’Oex

February 9, 2014

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Last week I found a new way to enjoy the mountains here in Switzerland: floating 10,000 feet up in the air in a wicker basket held aloft by a sheet of nylon and a bunch of hot air. Yep, I went hot air ballooning in the Alps! Every January since 1979, the village of Chateau […]

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ALIEN-ated in Gruyère: the frightening imagination of H.R. Giger

February 3, 2014

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If you’re an expat living in the Lausanne area and have friends and family who plan to visit, then sooner or later you will end up going to the nearby village of Gruyère … again and again … like it or not. Its charming medieval architecture, hilltop view of the bucolic countryside, abundance of fondue […]

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