Charlie Chaplin in Switzerland !

It all started with my visit to Vevey, a pretty little town on Lake Geneva where Charlie Chaplin spent last 25 years of his life. It was the December chill. I had come here to celebrate Charlie Chaplin in Switzerland.

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Bronze statue of Charlie Chaplin in Vevey, Switzerland

Vevey wears the character of Charlie Chaplin

On the first glance itself, the town looked like it was wearing the personality of the evergreen legend.
To begin with, the hotel I was staying in, … Read the rest

The Year That Was 2017

The Year That Was 2017:
I can’t believe another year is about to end in a day and it’s time again to stop and look back. To take stock of our journeys, not only in terms of travel but the journeys which opened a new horizon, a new meaning for both of us and helped us to see the world with diverse perceptions.

This year we decided to Read the rest

Home sweet home!

It feels good to be back to one’s warm and comfort zone but it’s also so shameful to hear the horrendous news of a medical student being gang raped in a moving bus in our own capital. Things like this make me so small. I’ve written it before and I repeat it here, many times on foreign land people are not happy if I tell them that I am an Indian. It’s that bad and it’s such a shame!

Coming back to travel …. this year I travelled a lot. I will have to assess how much but I guess … Read the rest

Overland Border Crossing

Overland Border Crossing

How do you feel being at the border of two countries?

Not just flying into a country but being able to see the other side, the other country and its land from this side?
Most times travel to foreign involves flying into that country. But after so many years of travelling I find it quite boring. Of course, it is still the most preferred way as it saves time and may be other hassles that I’ve talked about earlier.
For me it is always intriguing when I cross borders overland where I can stand on a … Read the rest

Learning to Ski, Getting better!

Time has come now for me to talk about our Ski Holiday!

Remember I had once written about Mont Blanc and I had promised that I would one day write about our own little ski experience? R, who’d been in Bern longer, suggested why not go to Switzerland’s own ski resorts and suggested we go to Zermatt.

Zermatt boasts of being one of the nearest towns to Matterhorn, the highest mountain peak in Switzerland (one side of the ridge is Italy). It is a small town where you can access it by train but are fined if you use your … Read the rest

Sometimes losing money is fun !

Sometimes losing money is fun !

Casino! This word generally conjures up images from Las Vegas. The glittering lights and world famous shows, not to mention the best gambling and gaming dens.

Gambling probably is as old as civilization itself. My Indian friends may remember the events that lead to the Kurukshetra War (as per Mahabharata).
I do believe that gambling and games are quite related. In fact any activity that has the tendency to have an uncertainty in their result is a potential candidate for gambling. These days we have people betting on results of any game or sport.… Read the rest

Wandering Wednesday – Matterhorn

If you went to Switzerland and not been to spectacular Matterhorn in Zermatt, then probably you are missing out something. The “Matterhorn” is one of the world’s most famous mountains. It is not the highest mountain in Switzerland but stands at 4478 meters high.

Matterhorn… standing gloriously… in the month of August

The Matterhorn is a classic peak, a sharp, isolated rock pyramid with steep narrow ridges jutting from surrounding glaciers. One of the most frequently … Read the rest