29 November, 2018
18 September, 2017
In the very heart of Western Europe is a land of such sculpted mountains, such glistening lakes, such nostalgic Alpine villages that it almost seems plucked from a fairy tale. Here, you're just as likely to hear people speaking French in piazza-side cafes as German, and there's yodeling echoing through the snow-capped summits, while the sound of cow bells clangs across the emerald pastures at the valley bottoms. In the backcountry, adventurers come for skiing in world-class resorts like Verbier and glitzy St Moritz (keep watch for celebs on the slopes!), long-distance treks in the Bernese Alps, or challenging ascents up the Eiger North Face. City wise, cheap flights to Switzerland from Australia could jet you into Geneva – for wine tasting and atomic science – or perhaps Zurich, where medieval churches sit next to haute bistros.
Be whisked away to an Alpine paradise in the Engadin Valley, where pastoral farms, quaint villages, and the great Piz Bernina combine.
Ride a train down to Lauterbrunnen and watch as wispy waterfalls and the forested peak of the Jungfrau whiz past outside the window.
The experimental physics facility at CERN is an amazing place. Head to Geneva to learn about its cutting-edge atomic experiments relating to black holes.