Monthly Archives: August 2011

A Night in Milan

Years ago, I spent the better part of 2 months in Italy. Rome, Cinque Terre, Florence, Venice, Pisa, Siena, Naples. But I never managed to make it to Milan. Everyone I talked to at the time commented on the expense … Continue reading

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Day trip to St. Gallen

One boring day in February I hopped a train to St. Gallen to visit The Convent of St. Gall, a Benedictine Abbey and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town is only an hour from Zurich hauptbahnhof (main train station) and … Continue reading

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A Bike Ride Along the Glatt Trail – Zurich Oberland

The glatt bicycle trail runs along a creek from Zurich to Rapperswil, a small town in St. Gallen canton on the south end of Zurichsee. The creek leaves Zurich and heads to a smaller lake, Greifensee, before the bike trail … Continue reading

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A Museum of Kinetic Art in Basel, Switzerland

A small blurb about the Jean Tinguely Museum in Basel in my Switzerland guidebook mentioned a museum full of “playful mischievousness” that you aren’t allowed to touch. The text was uninspired and I almost skipped right over the entry but … Continue reading

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