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Ouchy

<b>Ouchy</b> is a port, and popular lakeside resort located south of the city of Lausanne in Switzerland at the edge of Lake Geneva (French: <i>lac Léman</i>)<p>Very …

How (and where) to eat fondue

Few visitors leave Switzerland without dipping into a fondue (from the French verb <i>'fondre</i>', meaning 'to melt'). Get clued up on how to expertly tuck into this dish with our guide to the dish, taken from <i>Lonely Planet Magazine</i>.<p>The main French contribution to the Swiss table, a pot of gooey melted …

Loneliness

Insider tips - Switzerland

Yep it looks like a train set and it runs like a cuckoo clock, but there are still some things you should know about Switzerland before you go.<p><b>No Euros here</b> - Switzerland is an island in middle of the Euro Zone. They haven’t joined the EU, and they like their francs, thank you. You might be able to …

Trains

Expatriate Tales: Living in Lausanne, Switzerland

When Daniel Gibbs traveled one summer to a small town near Geneva, Switzerland to work at an international day camp for children, he fell in love …

Real Swiss Cheese

“If the cheese has holes, then that’s a problem.”<p>So says Swiss cheesemaker Dominique Yersin as he pats one of his giant wheels of cheese, each one weighing more than 50 pounds.<p>In America, most of us live with “Swiss cheese“—a white and rubbery cheese with a specific flavor and trademark holes. In …

What To Eat In Switzerland: 5 Foods Beyond Fondue

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Festivals

Cycling (with knobs on) in Extremadura, Spain

There are several reasons why Extremadura is the part of Spain least visited by the British, and being hundreds of miles from the nearest beach is …

Strawberry Jam – A Simple Recipe

It is at this time of the year that strawberries (<i>fresas)</i> are abundant in the <i>fruiterias</i> having been transported up from Huelva Province in the South …

The Expat Files: Molly in Granada

This week’s Expat Files takes us down to sunny, beautiful southern Spain and to one of my favorite cities, Granada. I don’t know about you guys, but …

Recipes from Spain

Recipes from Spain<p>Enjoy some of the most famous Recipes from Spain<p>One of the great pleasures of visiting Spain is the superb diversity of local and …

Four classic road trips in Spain and Portugal

All the best bits of Andalucía, southern Spain<p><b>870 miles</b> <b><br>Two weeks</b><br>Fly into <b>Málaga (1)</b>, pick up a hire car and drive east along the coast. An obvious …

Madrid attractions: what to do and see in summer

<b>Why go?</b><p>The Spanish capital shuts down somewhat during July and August and you'll find some restaurants and bars closed as their owners and staff have escaped to the coast. But the museums and sights remain open and visitors can also experience the city's wonderful summer nightlife, when madrileños …