I was travelling a lot in January and February and have not had chance to upload a few of the articles I have had published recently – so here goes.
If you have a Times subscription you can click through on the link and read these pieces online.
HOW TO HAVE THE SWISS MOUNTAINS ALL TO YOURSELF THE TIMES
VODKA, SAUNAS AND SNOW IN KYRGYZSTAN THE TIMES
TOTALLY CHILLED: MY GYM CLASS IN THE ICY BALTIC THE TIMES
MY HIKE THROUGH THE HILLS IN MADEIRA – WITH A WHITE RUM OR TWO THE TIMES
THE 10 BEST NO FRILLS FLIGHTS THE MAIL ON SUNDAY
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.
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.