Whole Earth Guide

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Whole Earth Guide

Let us be your tourist guide to the world. As we expand into new countries, we'll give you all the information that you need to know before you go and show you all the highlights of each country and region. Along the way we'll reveal places that you can stay with the service levels you thought had long since gone.

Whole Earth Guide in Switzerland

Zermatt and the Matterhorn

Zermatt is one of the cutest little ski resort villages that you could imagine and the locals take steps to keep it that way so much so that little has changed since my previous visit over 30 years ago.

Although, by and large, only electric vehicles are permitted in the village, it isn't a pedestrian zone so keep an eye out when you're crossing the road. Avoid going during May as that's when co...

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Last updated 11 Nov 2007

The charming german-speaking city of Bern

Of all the Swiss cities Bern is perhaps the most charming. Crammed onto a steep-sided peninsula in a crook of the fast-flowing River Aare, its quiet, cobbled lanes, lined with sandstone arcaded buildings straddling the pavement, have changed barely at all in over five hundred years but for the adornment of modern shop signs and the odd car or tram rattling past. The hills all around, and the steep...

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Last updated 1 Nov 2007


Geneva is one of the cities in the world that just about everyone will have seen on TV at one time or another courtesy to the large numbers of international organisations there and the conferences that they hold, but relatively few will have visited it.

Unfortunately most of the organisations have what are essentially headquarters in the city and therefore visits to them can be quite dry affair...

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Last updated 1 Nov 2007

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