Tag: switzerland

  • From La Sarraz to Romainmotier and Back

    From La Sarraz to Romainmotier and Back

    Reading Time: 2 minutes It is possible to walk from La Sarraz to Romainmotier and back with barely any time spent on roads. You can get there by train b taking a train to Renens, and then switching to a train from Renens to La Sarraz. You can also drive to La Sarraz via the…

  • The Swiss Via Francigena Route

    The Swiss Via Francigena Route

    Reading Time: < 1 minute Twice I walked on hikes that had portions of the Francigena and now I am curious to try this hiking trail. It goes from Cantebury to Rome but I don’t think I would do the first half, or if I did I could easily pop home when around Montreux. The…

  • Walking from Bex to Aigle

    Walking from Bex to Aigle

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Yesterday I caught a train from Nyon to Bex without the need to change from one train to another. In the process I had an opportunity to re-acclimate myself to being surrounded by others, indoors, without a mask. Luckily the wagon wasn’t too crowded so I wasn’t overcome with the desire…

  • The Lavaux Walk from Puidoux to Vevey

    The Lavaux Walk from Puidoux to Vevey

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Today I met with a meetup group to walk through the Lavaux vineyards from Puidoux to Vevey and the experience was good. The logistics of buying a train ticket confused me but other than this the experience was good. I was able to catch a train from Nyon to Morges, change…

  • Creux Du Van Meetup

    Creux Du Van Meetup

    Reading Time: 2 minutes It has been at least four or five years since my last meetup. A few years ago I went to meetups with people from Geneva and before that to Glocals events with people from Lausanne and Geneva. I stopped meeting people from Lausanne because I was working night shifts as a…

  • When Galaxus Sends You the Wrong Things

    When Galaxus Sends You the Wrong Things

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Many weeks ago I ordered something from Galaxus and it didn’t arrive when it was scheduled to. A few weeks ago I ordered one thing but instead got half a dozen things. I thought “Why do I have so many extras, before realising that the order was wrong. They sent me…

  • Running Through Ankle Deep Water

    Running Through Ankle Deep Water

    Reading Time: 3 minutes Yesterday I went for a run, despite the rain being heavy. I wore a proper rain coat and waterproof trousers. I should have also worn waterproof shoes. I didn’t so I ended up soaked once again. What made this run special is that the rain was heavy from the start. The…

  • A Walk During Cow Rush Hour

    A Walk During Cow Rush Hour

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Yesterday I decided that I would start my walk by going along a dangerous bit of road, at the start of the road. The idea behind this is to avoid being endangered by selfish car drivers when I’m fatigued. It’s better to put up with their dangerous behaviour ahead of a…

  • Playing With the Switzerland Mobility App

    Playing With the Switzerland Mobility App

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Yesterday I was planning to walk from Nyon to La Barillette but rather than take the usual route that takes me via a set of cabins where there is sometimes a dog I wanted to try an alternate route. In the end I used the Switzerland Mobility app and website because…

  • Heatwave Cycling and Place Des Nations

    Heatwave Cycling and Place Des Nations

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Cycling is one of the best sports to do during a heatwave because you have a 25 km/h breeze blowing over you, until you stop. If you flee the oven like cities, and head for the woods by a stream, you will feel the coolness provided by nature, rather than air…