A week in Switzerland – spoilt silly by good friends July 20th 2011 I had returned to Switzerland for the first time since January 1983, having at that time spent the previous summer at an Alpage followed by picking grapes for the Vendange. I was taking the opportunity of the short hop from Barcelona to revisit my good friends Brigitte and Francois in Vevey. Carolina was with me and I figured we would just lay about a bit, swimming in Lac Lamont, and maybe mixin ... read more
Europe » Switzerland » South-West » Vevey The Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291 as a defensive alliance among three cantons. In succeeding years, other localities joined the original three. The Swiss Confederation secured its independence from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499. Switzerland... ... read more
Back in India again (Sept 2014) after a 4 month sojourn (mainly Turkey)
“...this trip ...... a peregrinatio, the medieval practice whereby a monk or pilgrim would climb into a small coracle without oars or sail, push out to sea and go where the winds an waves took him. In this way, so the theory went, the holy traveler could be sure that he was going where God intended, undirected by fallible human agency. It was a way of putting oneself fairly and squarely into Divine hands and relinquishing that flawed desire to control one's destiny".
A.J. Mackinnon, The Unlikely Vo... full info