In 2017 I undertook a self-imposed mission to visit every canton in Switzerland and write about it. And I triumphed!
About halfway through the year I also wrote a related piece for the Local on 26 Things to Do in Switzerland’s 26 Cantons.
Here are all my blog posts from 2017 on Switzerland’s 26 cantons #26Cantons#52Weeks
The Digger Museum was a fascinating journey through the construction business
These two mountainous half-cantons got a joint entry
We found dinosaurs on an island in the Rhine
Visiting Switzerland’s favourite Zoo, affectionately known as “Zolli”
A writer’s weekend in the spectacular Bernese Oberland
This pretty canton spans the Rostigraben French-German language border in Switzerland
It took three attempts but I finally saw the Jet d’Eau in action!
Midwinter mountain climbing in the middle of Switzerland
Swimming in the deep-blue waters of the Caumasee
On the dino trail in Jurassic Jura
A night time, pre-Christmas cracker in lovely Lucerne
Drinking absinthe in the Val-de-Travers
Views for miles from an open-top cable car
Up Mount Pilatus and back down again on the Golden Rundfahrt
Europe’s biggest waterfalls by volume, the Rhinefalls, are here
Family fun in Schwyz
Switzerland’s best preserved old town centre revolves around the number 11
Waterfalls and emerald fields in sunny St Gallen
Uncovering Thurgau’s hidden gems with a little help from our friends!
Birthday pizza and castle-climbing in the Italian canton
Rütli Meadow is the ‘Runnymede of Switzerland’, where the country was born back in 1291
Matterhorn, Matterhorn, Matterhorn, Matterhorn, Matterhorn
A night in the world Olympic HQ city where brunch was the highlight
Lakeside discoveries in Zug
Saving the best til last, I wrote about the place I now call home
So what’s next? Another project for 2018? I’m taking a bit of time to think about it but will be back with more poems and stuff about Switzerland etc. very soon! If you’d like to talk to me about any of the above, use my words or photos or commission some work please don’t hesitate to get in touch!