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Category: Switzerland

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Switzerland Day 6

A flight delayed by snow, an emergency ascent during landing, baggage collection issues, and then a broken down train - was I ever going to make it into central London and eventually home?

January 5, 2019

Dusk in Zurich

Switzerland Day 5

A day seeing Lake Zurich, a couple of churches (one with a view), and a museum.

January 4, 2019

Geneva Train station

Switzerland Day 4

Finishing off exploration of Geneva, and then taking the train to Zurich

January 3, 2019

United Nations Office of Geneva with flags of member nations on flagpoles in front

Switzerland Day 3

A day spent looking at everything we could find to see in Geneva

January 2, 2019

Christmas lights in Geneva

Switzerland Day 2

I arrived in Geneva, explored a little, and soon found out just how expensive Switzerland is

January 1, 2019

Christmas at Tiffany's

Switzerland Day 1

As 2018 drew to a close I headed down to London to start a new adventure

December 31, 2018


My friend, James, was back in the UK for Christmas, and the new year. His easiest route back to Canada was going to be via Zürich in Switzerland. As it was a place neither of us had visited, he invited me to join him for a short stay starting in Geneva - and taking a train from there. Whilst I was in Canada after the Chicago Marathon, we booked the hotels; having booked the flights during the sum …

December 30, 2018

Recent Trips

> “In Italy, for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly lo…

For my first trip of 2022, I was heading to the Bailiwick of Guernsey for a 36 mile ultra marathon around the island. As with any other trip to a new place, of course I'd try to get in as much tourism…

This country split into two by conflict is one which my trip would also be divided into two due to the pandemic. For my first part of the trip I would be there sightseeing as 2021 approaches it's end,…

Twelve years ago, before the age of the smart phone, I visited Berlin at the start of my adventure spanning three European countries. I was younger then, and less experienced at travelling, and with a…

I have to mostly agree with Sir Terry - there are so many bikes in Amsterdam with lanes specifically for them. As long as you're alert it's not a problem. It's so different in some ways from other Eur…

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Recent Races

Threshold Race to the Tower
Having done Race to the King and Race to the Stones, when Race to the Tower started it was one I wanted to try as well to complete the set (although ...Castle has started and finished since then too) …

RunThrough Chase the Sun Leicestershire 10K

Guernsey Day 2
This was a race I'd been waiting a long time to do, and it was one of the highlights of a really nice weekend away seeing friends. Sure there was rain, but there was sun as well. There was just the 's…

MK Rocket 5K
Today was a (mostly) downhill run in Milton Keynes - the Rocket 5K. I wasn't really sure what to expect going into it after how the last two years have gone, but felt it would be a good indicator of w…

Leicester's Big 10K

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