Over the years I’ve had many friends ask me for travel advice and suggestions for Switzerland, so I’ve consolidated some of that content here for anyone who might be planning a trip there.  The recommendations are based on my time living in Zürich for five years as well as the many trips back there each year, Read More

Yet more travels under my belt, but not a blog update in sight.  Sigh… France: Bordeaux, Medoc, Cognac, Provence, Avignon, Arles, Corsica, Dordogne (Rocamadour, Domme, Monpazier), St Emilion, Chamonix, mountaineering week around Mont Blanc massif Spain: Barcelona for Andy & Laura’s wedding, Montserrat Germany: Munich Netherlands: Amsterdam x 2 Switzerland: Zurich, Baden, Lausanne, Berner Oberland,, Read More

So much for promises!  I sadly STILL haven’t updated this site since I last promised it waaaaay back in April 2009.  I’ll blame it on the fact I’ve been a busy boy (as always), but I have to admit that I’ve become more likely to post photos on Facebook than here.  I’ve now set things up, Read More

I know, I know, I’ve been reaaaaaally bad at updating this site since I moved to Madrid back in October last year.  I’ve been keeping myself busy through a LOT of travels on weekends, and that combined with management consulting hours doesn’t leave a lot of time to post photos up here!  But keep reminding, Read More

With everyone at work during the weekdays I decided to pull the boots on and go for a day hike.  I originally planned to do a bunch of overnight hikes while I’m here but the weather has been absolutely shite.  Appears I missed summer by a day and it’s been cool, cloudy and rainy, Read More

Back in Switzerland, I raced around Zurich and the capital city Bern (a 1.5 hour train journey away) for a couple of days to try and gather a few of the many visas I’ll need for my next "Silk Road" leg of the Grand Tour.  While in Bern I decided to rattle off a, Read More

It’s been great fun being back in Switzerland for the past week… Last weekend I joined some of my rugby mates at one of our traditional summer tournaments – the St. Gallen "Bishop’s Cup" 10’s tournament in eastern Switzerland.  Sure enough I couldn’t avoid pulling on the boots again and I played a handful, Read More

The Grand Tour began at 4:30am on 6 June at the corner of Greenwich and Grant St in San Francisco.  My taxi didn’t show and I was therefore rushed to make my flight on time.  It all worked out OK and I had an uneventful flight and seamless transfer in Toronto.  It was a, Read More

This blog is still under construction and I’m slowly bringing my entries up-to-date.  Please come back again soon, when I should have the following pages up and running: More Swiss Alps: mountaineering, hiking, snowboarding Rugby: Rugby Club Zurich, Swiss Rugby, Berkeley RFC Trip summaries (text with a few select photos) from my travels around, Read More

I headed back down to Switzerland from Bonn over another summer weekend.  I flew in to Zurich and caught a train down to Grindelwald with my Swedish friend Carolin Olsson, who has lived in Switzerland for the past few years. On Saturday we caught the cable car up to First (2168m) and then hiked, Read More