Chateau de Chillon

It’s that time of month again – another trip back in time to my year as a student in Switzerland in 2005/2006. Today we’re going down to the shores of Lake Geneva. I’d found some caves in my guidebook, semi-secret ones and I wanted to depart at the crack of dawn to find them. Unfortunately,… More Chateau de Chillon

Year Abroad: Lugano

Towards the end of my year abroad, my friend Angela’s mother came to visit and we decided to make a long day trip to Lugano, which is a long way from our home in Neuchâtel. I didn’t write a blog at the time so I don’t have a record of many of the details but bless… More Year Abroad: Lugano

Year abroad: Zermatt

One day in the depths of winter, the Triplets decided, in their wisdom, to do a day trip to Zermatt. That’s not such an easy trip by public transport from Neuchâtel. We wanted to get the 7.34am train but Angela wanted to sleep in and get the 9.34am train which wouldn’t get us there until… More Year abroad: Zermatt

Year Abroad: Zurich

Obligatory disclaimer/explanation: I spent October 2005-July 2006 living and studying in Switzerland as the non-optional third year of a degree in modern foreign languages.  There were two other native English speakers in my class – Jemma, who was from my university, although we’d never met before, and Angela, from the USA. We became close –… More Year Abroad: Zurich