Win a traditional Swiss holiday

Win a traditional Swiss holiday

Having this new campaign launched by the Swiss Tourism Board with a simple and fun competition you can win a traditional holiday to Switzerland. Who wouldn't love to visit the amazing country of friendly people and beautiful places - especially stunning mountain landscapes... (and especially for free! ;-) ) Maybe the fun video about Aussies visiting Switzerland will encourage you to participate - watch the ad and then click its spot and follow the instructions. A traditional Swiss holida... [ read more ]

Shopping for souvenirs in Switzerland

Shopping for souvenirs in Switzerland

If you're a traveler with time and money on their hands, as well as a large family and many friends back home, all clamoring for presents, then buying souvenirs when you travel is probably already a habit for you. While in some places you have to look long and hard to find something worth taking home, this is not the case in Switzerland, a country that's known worldwide for its local  delicacies, products and crafts. In fact, traditional souvenirs from Switzerland are sometimes so awesome o... [ read more ]

Would you say 'Emmental or Emmentaler'?

Would you say ‘Emmental or Emmentaler’?

Emmantaler ©markkurchak/flickr Ask for Emmentaler to be put on top of gratins. Gratins are special as they are put into the oven to let the cheese melt and become golden-brown and crusty. The Emmentaler cheese is such an exceptional cheese not just for its flavor, it is mainly used for fondue when blended with Gruyère cheese.  Young Gruyère cheese is creamy and nutty in taste. It gets more assertive, earthy and complex when about five months old. You can observe small holes and cracks on i... [ read more ]