Switzerland —The community of Payerne in the Swiss canton of Vaud, near canton Fribourg, are coming to terms with a fire that left one young woman dead and several people homeless, including a 3-week-old infant.
GENEVA, Switzerland — The Geneva Airport recently announced that 2016 saw a 4.8% increase in passenger traffic, with over 16 million travelers. It should be no surprise then, that the once easy-in, easy-out affair, has now become a frequent nightmare, especially during high-traffic weekends. Construction is not making things easier, even after adding one thousand additional square meters to the…
GENEVA, Switzerland – After two months absence I am back with my pick of top events/activities in the city and canton of Geneva. Events/activities beyond the canton’s borders are duly noted. A few favorites are highlighted in blue and those that could be of interest to kids and families are highlighted in green.
GENEVA – Adjust your clocks one hour forward before heading to bed tonight 25 March — Daylight savings time begins Sunday 26 March, when 2:00 becomes 3:00.
GENEVA – A week in the Ticino for only CHF250 including classes, guided activities, room and board? That is what Italiando offers to teens aged 14-17, who want to learn Italian, play sports and explore the sunniest canton in Switzerland.
GENEVA, Switzerland – “Kiss Me, I’m..” well, no, but I can’t deny I wear green and enjoy St Patrick’s Day celebrations as any green-blooded fella out there. Therefore, following a seven-year tradition, here’s my annual list of bars that celebrate St Paddy’s, and of other St Patrick’s Day activities in the area.
GENEVA, Switzerland – Every year, after a long and parma-gray winter, Genevans gather up to wish winter away and celebrate the arrival of spring. The celebration, known as Bonhomme Hiver, takes place across the canton and is usually organized by neighborhood associations.
This is not an alternative fact, or a cleverly timed WikiLeaks allegation, this is a story as it happened to me. Sister (Joni) Sledge has died. Why is that important? One, because she was much too young to die, and yet another in a trend of much-too-early deaths in recent months. And two, because her…
GENEVA – Over 500 items—including more than one hundred Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Tod’s, and Hermès bags—are for sale at one of the most affordable auction houses in Geneva, the Hôtel de Ventes Piguet.
GENEVA — Jazz legend and Montreux Jazz Festival regular Al Jarreau, 76, is retiring from touring after a 50-year career that included 16 concerts in Switzerland’s most famous music festival. Due to his medical condition, Jarreau will no longer be able to mentor musicians at the Montreux Jazz Academy next month in canton Vaud.
GENEVA — Deville, a late-night TV comedy show airing in the German-speaking region of Switzerland has produced an acidic, tongue-in-cheek video poking fun not only at Donald Trump but at “Swissisms” such as anti-EU sentiments, corrupt banking, infringed women’s rights, assisted suicide and racism.
GENEVA — Dramatic photos published today by managers of the Chateau de Divonne reveal the extent of the damage caused by a massive fire at the iconic castle in neighboring France.