• Trips in Switzerland

    Cheese Fondue in an Igloo, Switzerland

    CHEESE FONDUE in the mountains of Switzerland. It is incredible what can be reached in just one day with a bit of planning. We left the Basel area in the morning this Saturday and look what happened. From Stechelberg we went by three sections of cable cars to Birg. We arrived to the igloo by foot (it is also possible to come skiing or on…

  • Trips to France

    The Boat Lift, Alsace, France

    The Saint-Louis-Arzviller inclined plane, a long description of a very interesting boat lift on the edge of Alsace, 50 minutes by car from Strasbourg. The first canal, the Marne-Rhine Canal, was built from 1838 to 1853, to be able to cross the Vosges mountains by boat via seventeen locks. Finally in 1969 the inclined plane lift was finished and the travel time of the 314…