A selection of my recent features.
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.
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.
THE franco-Swiss absinthe trail
A century after absinthe was outlawed in France, Caroline Bishop goes on the trail of wild, green fairy liquid
The criminal who inspired a new currency
Joseph-Samuel Farinet was a wanted criminal – but to the residents of Valais, he is a hero.