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Samnauen part 1

Samnauen part 1

Samnauen is at the far east of Switzerland. If Switzerland looks like an yes, Geneva is at the left corner Samnauen is at the right corner near Austria. It is a free zone. You have duty free shops because in the past there was no road to go there from Switzerland.

Tine de Conflens

Tine de Conflens

The Tine de Conflens is an impressive waterfall, where the Venoge and the Veyron meet in a magnificent rocky place. The tumultuous waters of the Veyron and the Venoge have shaped canyon-like gorges in the limestone of the Tine de Conflens. Magnificent waterfalls are visible. The Helvetians, contemporaries of the Romans, built a “châtelard”, a fortified camp, of which the remains of the enclosure remain. A signposted path leads to the bottom of the gorge where you can admire the…

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Zad de la colline

Zad de la colline

In Eclépens there is a hill which is located exactly on the watershed between the Mediterranean Sea and the North Sea, it is the Mormont. Holcim has a quarry. But Holcime wants to keep digging more and more on this hill. It will disappear. In Éclépens, just a few kilometres north of Lausanne, the international cement company LafargeHolcim has been exploiting 2800m2 of the Mormont hillside for nearly 25 years. In 2022, the already well-advanced quarry will reach the limit…

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Around Lake of Brenet Switzerland

Around Lake of Brenet Switzerland

Afficher une carte plus grande Last sunday was a nice sunny day. I wanted to walk a in the snow. Then I decided to go to Brenet Lake. Just put your car near the Train Station of Le Pont. You have a path all around the lake. You can count 1 hour as it is 5 km. An easy and pleasant walk. At the northern tip of Lac de Joux, a yellow sign indicates the tour of Lac Brenet. Departure…

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Switzerland 5 days in prison for asking for money

Switzerland 5 days in prison for asking for money

In Switzerland it is forbidden to ask for money even when you are hungry. Beggars can be fined … and you will be fined. A person who asks for money logically has no money. How to pay a fine when you have no money. By begging? This law should limit begging except that to pay the fine it encourages it, otherwise it is prison. In 2011 Ms Lăcătuş, who was unable to find work, began asking for charity in Geneva….

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Tulipes festival Morges Switzerland

Tulipes festival Morges Switzerland

Set in the Parc de L’independence, just behind the beautiful Château in Morges, the annual Fête de la Tulipe starts this weekend and runs from 1st April to the 14th May. This leaves ample time for the different species of tulips (approximately 300 in total) to bloom (very much weather permitting, as cold weather can often delay this).   In addition to 120,000 tulips on display, other spring bulbs such as daffodils and hyacinths can also be seen at this beautiful…

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