Tag Archives: Switzerland

Wilbur’s Travels is Four Today

Those nice people from WordPress have just informed that my first post was published four years ago. That first post told the tale of my 1995 visit to the Chinese city of Guangzhou by boat from Hong Kong. 710 posts later I am still enthused and planning much more. Here are a selection of photos […]

Bridges of Europe – Part Four, Northern & Central Europe

The feats of engineering that has enabled road & rail bridges to be built in the mountainous regions of Central Europe & Scandinavia is nothing short of mind boggling. Couple that with the atmospheric canal bridges in the likes of Amsterdam, Bruges & Stockholm and you get a rich tapestry of crossings throughout the regions. […]

European Train Tour #6 – Switzerland

The concluding European train tour of my series sees us in Switzerland, a trip we undertook in 2016. If the earth’s creator had been a train fanatic and had decided to build the ideal setting for his giant train set, he could have constructed Switzerland for this purpose. Brooding mountains & great lakes, sweeping bends, […]

The Bernina Express, Switzerland

2016 Gone, 2017 Beckons

As is the norm as around this time of year, travel reflection and anticipation are the order of the day. So did 2016 live up to travel expectations? Well I did not get any further than Europe, but count myself satisfied in the wanderlust department even though I have a burning desire to go further […]

The Environs Of St Moritz

Armed with a gratis all day travel pass, we set off for our first port of call, the Punt Muragl funicular. We left the Chesa Spuondas Hotel with a veritable spring in our steps as we skipped along the meadow path that led to the village of Champfer and our bus to the mountains. With time […]

Sunday Photo 39

The church at Trun near St Moritz, Switzerland. 

Hotel Chesa Spuondas St Moritz

We arrived at the train station buoyed by our Bernina Express experience and were about to embark on even more fun once I had got over the 7 minute taxi fare costing £22! Arriving at the Chesa Spuondas around ten it had pretty much gone to sleep already. We were met by a cheery porter […]

The Bernina Express, Switzerland

The Bernina Express

We arrived in the Italian border town of Tirano by train from Como in order to enter Switzerland on the famous Bernina Express. The whole town seemed to exist for the railway and the majority of people who frequented the place on that mid-June day were grey-haired German or Japanese tourists in identical tour operator […]

Friday Photo 33

This week’s Friday Photo comes from the end of my recent trip to Italy and Switzerland.  It shows the waterfront and old town of central Zurich.  We loved the city even though it was eye wateringly expensive (a 5 minute taxi ride was around £20).

Sunday Photo 33

Today’s photo is from my recent train travels in Switzerland.  I will regale more on the spectacular journeys soon, but this photo was taken as we approached Visp from Zermatt.  I cannot imagine traversing these bridges by any means whatsoever!  To drive across would be terrifying and I am sure that if I walked across […]