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The Earth's Paradise - Switzerland by Neel Anderson
Yummy-milky chocolaty droplets
on tongue and delicious morsels melting in mouth are amazingly remembering
nothing but the tiny European place-Switzerland. Prosperous with chocolates,
gorgeous holiday spots and lavish hotels Switzerland is the ultimate name
of retreat. If you are longing to spend your holiday with an utmost pleasure
and adventure, Switzerland satisfies all your desires. This extremely celebrated
spot of honeymooners is blessed with some splendid scenic beauties of the
world. The country offers an endless variety of attractive places to travel.
The countryside of the place is like a magnet that attracts billions of
travelers for a cool drive.
|Switzerland is the magnificent
souvenir of nature, rich with some stylish cities and busy with highly
urban lifestyle. Lucerne,
Moritz, Basel and Geneva
are some places able to give its visitors the feeling a paradise while
staying on earth. It's an ideal spot of adventure gifted with skiing, hiking,
mountain trekking and lots more activities.
The cultural and lingual
multiplicity of the landlocked mountainous country is the essence of Switzerland
responsible for its exclusive identity. It's the best known financial institution
of the world is successfully tempting newly wed couples to experience its
fine cheeses and chocolates, watch making industry, beautiful landscapes
and the brilliant public network.
Glacier Express in Winter,
practice excursions in the Peaks, the Special Tours of Switzerland undergone
by Switzerland Rail Adventure, staying at some of the best hotels in Switzerland
are the wholesome brief of major Switzerland tours. To explore this majestic
experience needs a wonderful stay in a desired location. All the hotels
are centrally located provides the mostly required facilities to offer
the tourist a superb meaning of accommodation. You are also offered to
unfold the historic old cities, beautiful Lake of Geneva, traditions and
accounts of Switzerland. A pinnacle of the Alps - the world illustrious
Matterhorn - reaching high into the crisp-the Alpine sky is also included
within your trip.
|The name of Swiss Alps Resort
quite obviously comes in your uncovering of Switzerland. It offers an amazing
range of holidays and some of the most celebrated scenery of the world.
From mountains and lakes, from sunshine and snowcaps, a peaceful traffic-free
village, an Inghams summer holiday, the busy social holidays in cosmopolitan
towns, and walking holidays are all obtainable during your Switzerland
The organized, just-so precision
of Swiss towns is raged by the lofty grandeur of the landscapes. Switzerland
may be neutral but definitely not tasteless at all. Now a days the intermingling
of German, French and Italian elements has created a vigorous national
culture, and the country's alpine landscapes have enough zing to refresh
the most cynical traveler.
A trip to Switzerland is
no more an expensive and pricey one. Several tour operator feature unique
opportunities pertaining to Switzerland tourism, that you are not likely
to find anywhere else. International flights are there in every now and
then in your hospitality and service. The representatives of hotels in
Switzerland are available at the airport to guide you with great meekness
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Allure by E Cho
Swiss chocolates, Swiss watches,
Swiss Alps and even the Swiss banks... Switzerland has a unique cultural
as well as professional flavor that people from all over the world want
to experience. The country's neutral stand on world disputes and affairs
propels their mystique as well as their richness. Known to be good natured,
welcoming, and open minded you would certainly enjoy interaction with the
Swiss if you were to try. When George Bernard Shaw used a Swiss soldier
as the protagonist in Arms and the Man, he showed the very same feature
of this proud people.
|Once you set foot in Switzerland,
finding a language to communicate with the locals is not a tough job with
four official languages; German, French, Italian, and Romansh. If you were
to speak in your mother tongue, you'll most probably find someone to speak
it within your radius since it is a country of diverse culture.
Swiss culture is heavily
influenced by its neighbors, with each canton or state practicing the standards
denoted by the language spoken. In French speaking cantons, you'll notice
that Edith Piaf's melodies are no strangers to their homes, and their food
is enriched with their selections of antique wine. In Italian speaking
cantons, you'll find that drinking cappuccino at the local cafes is heavenly.
While in the German speaking ones, you'll realize that a lot people are
more reserved and take pride in polishing their German cars and their 'infallible
Switzerland, the Unique
The first wrist watch to
be ever sold was manufactured in Geneva
by the famous Patek Philippe & Co. Chocolate was first manufactured
in Europe by Cailler - a Swiss factory - in 1819. Cailler was later on
acquired by no other than the famous Nestlé. If you've been told
that chocolate is bad for you, then it certainly isn't harming the Swiss
that have a life expectancy of 83. Although Swiss chocolate is famous,
almost half of it is actually consumed by the Swiss themselves, so if you're
craving the exquisite taste, do it before it's too late!
|Swiss banks maintain a neutral
position to protect connections with its clients. The banks operate under
the sometimes controversial conduct of banking secrecy; a tradition picked
on in the Middle Ages and still in effect; so if you've got a thousand
or two to hide from the Mrs. you'll probably find Swiss banks a safe haven
for your World Cup trip money.
Swiss Food: Healthy is
Swiss food is quite simple,
and the daily intake for an average Swiss is balanced and rich in vegetables,
fruits, and bread. It is probably healthy because of the ludicrous prices
on restaurants' menus; you can pay as much for a sandwich at a fast food
joint as you would for a feast in other European countries!
Interestingly enough though,
the people in Zurich and
where the cost of living is fourth and sixth highest in the world respectively,
have excellent purchasing power making the high prices negligible for the
locals, even if not for tourists.
For a tourist visiting Switzerland,
renting a room might prove to be less costly than eating out, since accommodation
rates are competitive. Houses in Switzerland are run-of-the-mill except
for the local's fondness of growing flowers in pots and keeping their doorsteps
Ski till you Drop
There is skiing to be had
in Switzerland, even a child will tell you that, but the sunniest plateau
in the Swiss Alps, Crans-Montana offers skiing by the night as well. The
fun is not just limited to the said resort though, night time skiing is
a craze elsewhere too. Locals take pleasure in skiing and hiking, it would
be wise to take their heed, however; be advised that they've been born
on those slopes, so baby steps are the key.
Switzerland makes a perfect
vacation spot yet can hit your wallet pretty hard. If you're planning to
pay the Swiss a visit, make sure to pack your food and adventurous spirit
for those along.
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- Swiss Riviera by Jay Bauder
The Swiss Riviera is located
on the shores of Lake Leman stretching from Geneva
which is 99 km to the south and Montreux
to the north east. With an abundance of sailboats dotting its shores, Lake
Leman is the biggest fresh water lake in Western Europe and a pearl for
travelers visiting Switzerland.
|Most of French-speaking
Switzerland is so appealing because it barely registers on the package
tour circuit. You can swap a bus full of Japanese tourists shopping for
cuckoo clocks in Lucern for a hillside
of blooming narcissi or a wine village with spell-binding views and a deep
blue-green gleam along Lake Leman.
Make your first glimpse of
the Swiss Riviera, a playground for the rich and famous, from the window
of a Panoramic train as it descends the snow-capped Alps upon French-style
farmhouses adorned with terraced vineyards just beside you and Lake Leman.
Lake Leman possesses such
grace with its calm azure waters and graceful swans patrolling underneath
the medieval Chillon Castle. However, Chillon's history is no fairytale.
During Switzerland's witchcraft
purges, dozens of women were tortured here while many others were incarcerated.
Lord Bryon, who visited in 1816, wrote an epic poem about Francois Bonivard,
the prisoner chained in the dungeons of Chillon.
Steep mountains and vineyards
terraces mirror in the crystal clear waters of the lake, providing a feeling
of complete harmony and relaxation. Discover the unique terraced vineyards
of the wine growing village of Lavaux which represents the culture of the
region. Why not take a stroll along exceptional landscape away from the
road traffic and into ever changing colors of the over 50 vineyards alongside
is one of those places that seem to hold a certain tantalizing magic. With
a sought after and mild microclimate, Montreux is spectacularly located
at the shores of Lake Leman with the afternoon sunshine streaming across
the lake. Visitors can marvel at a wide variety of well kept tropical plants
lining the scenic ten km lakeside walk.
Lake Leman's summers are
definitely Riviera-like, reaching a sweltering 95 F in mid July. Be sure
to cool off at one of the many beaches and regattas in the summer months,
surrounded on all sides by the Swiss and French Alps. Relatively speaking,
winters can be quite mild, which explains the terraced vineyards and infamous
banana and palm trees along the lakeshore.
Take a day trip on a classic
Pullman rail car to the medieval village of Gruyere where you will witness
cheese making demonstrations the traditional way. In the afternoon, enjoy
Nestle's Callier chocolate factory located in Broc where you can indulge
in the taste of pure chocolate heaven.
In high summer, ferries ply
between the lakeside villages, spending much of your time afloat on the
lake. Ferries also go to such areas as Geneva bound for Yvoire and Lausanne
bound for Evian (source of the famous bottled water) in France. Such cultural
attractions as the Nestle food museum and farmers markets open along the
shores every Saturday to shoppers.
Ernest Hemingway, Charlie
Chaplin, Noel Coward, Shania Twain and Freddy Mercury all owned homes in
Montreux and neighboring Vevey. Charlie Chaplin spent the last 25 years
of his life in Vevey, with a statue of him along the lakefront. One can
only bask on a terrace at sunset and marvel at the huge expanse of green
land and presence of mountains beyond.
|While the Swiss Riviera
is in some ways passe these days, new luxurious wellness centers have sprung
along its shores to entice visitors to come rest and play. Come relax at
such wellness centers as the Amrita Wellness Center at Le Montreux Palace,
the Givenchy Spa at Le Mirador, the Puressens Spat at Hotel Trois Couronnes
in Vevey and La Reserve Hotel and Spa in Geneva.
Switzerland is renewing its spa reputation and millions have been spent
to create everything you could possibly need to de-stress, detox, lose
weight, tone up and bring mind and body back to optimal health.
It's quite easy to understand
why once you catch a glimpse of the ambling quai des fleurs among the neighboring
towns and villages you will never want to leave its beauty. You'd never
tire of the ever changing panorama of lakes, alpine pinnacles, and twinkling
Best of all, within a half-an-hour
you can be high in the mountainous Alps enjoy various winter sports.
The people of the Swiss Riviera
are very International. Don't worry if your French is a little rusty, as
they are English friendly (among Switzerland's four national languages)
and are happy to answer your questions. Make the Swiss Riviera your ideal
spot for your next vacation at any time of the year.
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