A selection of my recent features.

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BBC TRAVEL

The Swiss Village obsessed with scotland

 

With bagpipe music in the air and kilt-wearing locals competing in caber tossing, the village of Abtwil, Switzerland, turns Scottish for one weekend every two years.

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THE GUARDIAN

RULANTICA, Europa-park's new indoor water world

In Germany’s Black Forest, the country’s largest theme park is making a splash with a vast indoor complex of 17 water slides, plus a ‘mythical’ island, ‘rivers’ and ‘caves’ open year-round.

(Photo: Europa-Park)

Absinthe (including Mansinthe) for sale

THE INDEPENDENT

THE franco-Swiss absinthe trail

A century after absinthe was outlawed in France, Caroline Bishop goes on the trail of wild, green fairy liquid

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BBC TRAVEL

The criminal who inspired a new currency

Joseph-Samuel Farinet was a wanted criminal – but to the residents of Valais, he is a hero.