Tag Archives: Zurich
This is a far briefer post than I could have imagined 12-months ago. I had some grand plans……. In September I should have been fulfilling a lifetime’s ambition to travel on the Trans-Siberian railway from St Petersburg to Moscow and on to Mongolia & China. The booking has been shunted to 2021 but I will […]
“Do I not like orange”, so said former England football manager Graham Taylor following a controversial and harrowing defeat at the hands of the orange clad Dutch in late 1993. Two years later the orange airline was born, 25-years ago yesterday in fact. They started out as an irritant to the established flag carriers and […]
I have been to Switzerland’s largest city twice – once by train from Zermatt and this year in February, my last overseas leisure trip of 2020, where we took a train towards Liechtenstein. Zurich is a fine city served by a mammoth train station and busy airport. It screams money at you and like all […]
Well, the April marathon is drawing to a close and before I write about Switzerland’s largest city, let’s have a little recap of A-Y. Aleppo – Syria’s most historic city and an absolute jewel before the conflict Bilbao – Spain’s Basque capital and home to the Guggenheim Museum Cape Town – The beautiful South African […]
Being a typical male I have the ‘completion’ gene ingrained within me. It was pretty much for that reason alone that Mrs Wilbur, Hamish & I travelled to Liechtenstein during the first weekend in February. This now leaves me with Andorra, Malta & San Marino for a European nation clean sweep. I have also visited […]
Today’s photo to beat the Monday morning blues comes from this weekend. It’s taken from the train as we travelled from Zurich to Sargans en-route to Liechtenstein.
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, […]
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).