2018/06/18

Buergenstock Resort, a staycation in Switzerland’s most prestigious resort

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The latest masterstroke of the Swiss hotel industry

The most talked about hotel (re-)opening in Switzerland of last year – and still holding a strong appeal – is by no doubt the one of Buergenstock Resort, 500 meters (1,640 feet) above Lake Lucerne. And it is the largest hotel renovation project in my home country to date, too (550 million Dollars). This was reason enough for us – I went with my husband

2018/06/10

What to do and where to stay & dine in style in Mumbai/India

The coastal city, known for its great architecture

After staying in Delhi using it as springboard for traveling Rajasthan (itinerary/stay&dine), the land of the great kings, my husband and I ended our Indian trip in Mumbai, the same place where we first stepped foot on Indian land when visiting the country more than two decades ago. At the time, we could only

2018/05/29

What to do and where to stay & dine in style in Delhi/India

The city with the two faces as gateway to Rajasthan

When traveling Rajasthan, the land of the great kings, India’s capital, Delhi, is the perfect springboard for this trip. My husband and I decided that we wanted to get to know this mega metropolis before exploring India’s largest state –

2018/05/14

Rajasthan/North India, stay & dine in style

Agra - Jaipur - Shahpura - Udaipur - Jodhpur

After having gone into an 9-day itinerary how to travel the beautiful Indian state of Rajasthan in my last blogpost, I would like to point out where to stay and dine in style when being on the road in the land of the kings with its stunning palaces and forts. While I always appreciate the finer things in life, I

2018/05/02

Rajasthan/North India, a perfect 9-day itinerary

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Shahpura - Udaipur - Jodhpur

After two visits to South India more than one resp. two decades ago, my husband and I wanted to complete our picture of India by traveling the north of India as well. We had heard that this part is totally different from the south and this proved true! We decided to explore Rajasthan, the land of the maharajas. What

2018/04/27

Review of Restaurant Tao’s, Zurich/Switzerland

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Upmarket Euro-Asian cuisine at a stylish place in the middle of the city

After reviewing a restaurant for meat lovers in the heart of Zurich here a recommendation for a well-established, upscale Euro-Asian dining spot, Tao’s Restaurant, at least as favorably situated as the just mentioned place and with the additional bonus of the most beautiful outside seating in the first district (Kreis 1).

Review of Restaurant Baerengasse, Zurich/Switzerland

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The place to savor top quality meat in a stylish brasserie ambiance

When being in Zurich as a meat lover, a good place to go is Restaurant Baerengasse. If you are a fan of well-made
electronic music, all the better. One of the dining spot’s owner is the musician Dieter Meier, member of the Swiss

2018/04/19

Review of Restaurant Chez Donati, Basle/Switzerland


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An institution of old school fine Italian dining since 1950

After several visits to Chez Donati in the 1990s my husband and I dined here yet again and imagine, nothing has changed in the meantime! The place is an institution in Basle, for more than 65 years it has been serving traditional Italian cuisine in a high-end setting. After having been under the management of the best hotel in town, Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, for some years, there will be a change in 2020. As from then, the Bindella restaurant group from Zurich will take over. Time will tell what consequences this will have for Chez Donati.

2018/03/27

Review of Restaurant Einstein Gourmet, St. Gallen/Switzerland

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Fabulous meal in one of the best dining-spots in east Switzerland

St. Gallen in the northeastern part of Switzerland may not be one of the first towns that crosses your mind when it comes to well-known places in my beautiful home country. Nevertheless, it features some sights worthwhile visiting – above all the UNESCO World Heritage listed Abbey of St. Gallen. But there are also exceptional places for lovers of