I love open water swimming and was lucky enough to spend time in Zurich last summer┬áduring a heatwave, checking out the city’s many public outdoor pools, or badis as they’re known.

Here’s the article I wrote for the inflight magazine of Cathay Pacific, which you’ll find aboard all their flights this month.Cathay Zurich coverZurich 1Zurich 2Zurich 3Zurich 4Zurich 5Zurich 6

I spent two days in Davos last week as a guest of the Swiss Tourist Board explaining what we know about Brexit so far (answer – not a lot) to the slightly bemused Swiss audience who find it difficult to believe we seem to have no coherent plan in place for what’s going to happen. (I had to explain to them that 48% of Brits are rather bemused by it all too).

But we also got to talk about British tourists in Switzerland, past present and future.

Below you can see me (on the right) in full flow as I begged the Swiss hospitality industry to move away from their obsession with those small plastic pots of UHT milk they have with their coffee. I fear it was a losing battle. Despite being surrounded by millions of cows that could provide lots of lovely fresh milk, I don’t think they’ll be budging any time soon.

 

 

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Thanks to Sara Roloff for the photo

Here are a couple of articles that appeared in yesterday’s Guardian, and Times.

The first is a ski piece I did on the Swiss resort of Andermatt (in the Guardian), and the second (in the Times) is a round-up I wrote on maxing out your weekend if you only have one or two holiday days left before the end of the year. Click on both for a closer look.GuardianNov8th2014

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