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Freeride World Tour 2012 – Xtreme Verbier

Posted May 17, 2012 by Daniel Mitchell

  ithout doubt, the Freeride World Tour (FWT) is one of the most electrifying snow sport competitions of the 21st century.  The 2012 edition of the FWT was no exception and produced some of the most amazing extreme snowboard and ski freeriding to date.     The Freeride World Tour (FWT) tour is a ski […]

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Escape to another Century: Centovalli, Switzerland

Posted February 13, 2012 by IMPress Archives

Situated at the base of the Simplon Pass in the Swiss Canton of Valais is the small town of Brig which dates back to the Bronze Age. Here is the perfect departure point for many adventures around alpine Switzerland as well as into Italy. My Bernoise friend arrived about the same time as my train […]

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34th International Balloon Festival Château-d’Oex

Posted February 9, 2012 by Dominique Schreckling

This year’s edition of the International Balloon Festival of Château-d’Oex marked the return of the David Niven Cup. On February 10, 1979, the famous “Around the World in 80 Days” actor, David Niven, launched the first edition of the festival and endowed the long-distance flight competition with a trophy.

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Unplug in Zermatt: Acoustic Music Festival in Switzerland

Posted January 22, 2012 by IMPress Archives

  Opportunities for Authentic Music Lovers The radical and rapid evolution of the music and recording industries since the development of home recording technologies and the advent of the Internet has completely changed the manner in which musicians can practice their profession. One of the consequences of these changes is the increase in the number […]

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Medieval Market and Storytelling Festival at Chillon Castle

Posted December 18, 2011 by Dominique Schreckling

During the weekends of December before Christmas, the castle organizes the Medieval Market and Storytelling Festival. Craftsmen and women, minstrels and troubadours, archery demonstrations and medieval guards give life to the courtyards and rooms of the castle and turn a visit to the castle into a step back in time and a unique experience while storytellers recount the legends of former times around the fire.

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Zibelemärit – Onion Market in Bern

Posted December 4, 2011 by Dominique Schreckling

On the fourth Monday of every November, a traditional event fills the old city of Bern, the capital of Switzerland: the Zibelemärit or Onion Market.

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Switzerland’s Jungfrau – The Top of Europe

Posted September 28, 2011 by Dominique Schreckling

The Jungfraujoch is certainly among the highlights for every visitor to Switzerland. It is a mountain pass situated at 3’471 m (11’388 ft) between the Mönch Mountain at 4’107 m (13’474 ft) and the Jungfrau Mountain at 4’158m (13’642 ft) in the Bernese Alps which are in the Swiss cantons of Bern and Valais. The Jungfraujoch belongs to the UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site of Jungfrau – Aletsch – Bietschhorn.

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The City Above the Sea – Santorini, Greece

Posted September 20, 2011 by IMPress Archives

Some people don’t know why the sea, sun, sand and bikinis have such a big magnetism to them. Some people do. For me it’s a combination of my family connection to Hawaii and my time growing up in the Greek Islands. The Mediterranean is a stunning body of water and the numerous Greek Islands that […]

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Fêtes Médiévales de Saillon 2011

Posted September 19, 2011 by Dominique Schreckling

On beautiful late summer days under a deep blue sky and high temperatures, the many visitors could enjoy watching craftsmen at work, groups performing demonstrations of fencing, chivalry, Italian flag throwers, watch a falconer with his birds, sheep dogs and geese demonstrations or listen to various storytellers. A lot of scenes in the colorful medieval streets and corners of the village performed not only by the invited groups but also by villagers dressed accordingly.

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