For this years holidays we decided to stay in Switzerland and explore some of the beautiful spots of our country . We started our tour in Valais (Mayens-de-Riddes) and went over the Simplon through Verbania in Italy to Lugano in Ticino. There we stayed for two days and went up to Monte Generoso where you have a spectacular view of all the alps.
On August 29th 2010 the Bordier Hut was officially reopened following some extension work. More than 300 people participated at the celebration. Air Zermatt made shuttle flights for all of us who didn’t want to walk the four hours up to the hut. Continue reading Bordier Hut (Bordier Hütte)
La Dôle is a mountain in the Jura region. It’s top is at 1667 meters above sea. In the summer period it attracts a lot of pedestrian tourisme, mainly from the Geneva region. During the winter season it is a skiing destination which can be reached from the French side. Continue reading La Dôle (2005)
In March 2004 we went to visit the United Arab Emirates. Although it was just for holiday, we found it also very interesting as we both work for clients from the UAE in the Middle East in general. Continue reading United Arab Emirates 2004
It’s already two years that I have met Danielle. This year we have decided to spend our holiday on the Island of Beauty (Ile de la Beauté) – Corsica. Continue reading Corsica 2003
22 January – 14 June 1996
Britain is made up of four different nations: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The first real difference is their language. Although all of them speak English, I got into trouble the first time I tried to communicate with someone from Scotland and Wales respectively. Their dialect, I’m not talking about Welsh or Gaelic, differs so much from the so called RP (received pronunciation) accent, which is taught in the schools, that at first I had the impression that I was hearing an other language. Nevertheless I got used to it. Even though the “Queens English” was the predominant accent in Bournemouth, because of contacts with people from London and Liverpool I have almost no problems in understanding Cockney English or Scouse. Continue reading Language study in Bournemouth