Tagged: Europe

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wowed in Weggis, Switzerland

I’d never heard of Weggis, Switzerland, prior to my visit last fall. It is a tiny community of roughly 4,500 residents situated on the northern shore of Lake Lucerne–a scenic 40-minute boat ride from the city...

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best swiss chocolate of Lucerne

I’d had Max Chocolatier of Lucerne, Switzerland, on my radar for several years now and finally made it there last fall. It was worth the wait, as I firmly believe he makes some of...

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Swiss chocolate travel to Vevey

Last fall, I had the pleasure of being invited on a Swiss chocolate tour with Alpenwild, specialists in Swiss travel tours. Alpenwild is one of the few companies that actually offers chocolate tours as...

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the many flavours of Montreux

In the last couple of posts, I introduced you to some of the cultural and historical highlights I had while experiencing Montreux, Switzerland. In this week’s post, it’s all about the many flavours of...

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exploring Montreux

I promise to share a taste of Montreux in the next post. I’ve been distracted by the fascinating history and culture of this magical place. To be honest, the blog writes itself. I am only the...

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meet me in Montreux

I grew up listening to the music of Deep Purple, and the song “Smoke on the Water” resonated through my head when I heard I was going to Montreux, the charming Swiss city on the...

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a visit to Cailler Chocolate in Broc

My 2016 Chocolatour of Switzerland took me to the village of Broc, where Cailler is headquartered. In North America, we are quite unfamiliar with the brand of Cailler chocolate. But in Switzerland, Cailler is a...

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Swiss chocolate travel to Gruyeres

No other country lives and breathes chocolate like Switzerland. The Swiss are among the highest consumers of chocolate in the world, consuming an average of 9.1 kilograms (more than 20 pounds) of chocolate per...