Switzerland Travel Guides for Backpackers

The best route for the first trip to the Altay Republic, Russia

The Altay Republic is located in the southern part of Siberia. Beautiful landscapes, clean air and a variety of flora and fauna make hundreds of thousands of tourists come here every year. The republic is often called the “Russian Switzerland” and this is justified. The beauties of Altay are immense […]
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An Unforgettable Day in Annecy: how to get there and things to do

While travelling on the forty-five-minute bus ride from Geneva to Annecy, I didn’t really know what to expect. It was a spontaneous half-day trip I’d booked for myself during a long holiday in Switzerland and all I knew was that I was crossing over the Swiss border into a tiny […]
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India, Manali: A Week at the Hippie Town of Himachal

Situated in between the Dhauladhar ranges and the snow-covered slopes of the Pir Panjal, Manali is undoubtedly one of the most visited hill stations in India. With jaw-dropping surroundings, green forests, meadows covered with flowers, blue streams, and a constant fragrance of pines, The Valley of Gods -Manali is blessed […]
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Golden Bay: Adventure playground for all

Panorama of Golden Bay from Tata Beach A little history of Golden Bay On a frosty winters morning, we set out to drive, via the Lewis Pass, to Golden Bay. Abel Tasman first came across this circularly indented bay area in 1642, and in the 1770s Captain Cook visited this area. […]
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Why You Need To Visit Lucerne, Switzerland

Way back in 2014, when I was fresh-faced youth, I lived in Switzerland for six months. Those were the best six months that I lived in the city. I didn’t get to experience the city because I was a student living on campus, but a year later, I came back. […]
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Luxembourg – a must-see destination in Europe

If you are planning a Europe tour, then I will recommend Luxembourg (the country and city), for your must-see list of destinations. To say the least, Luxembourg is like an unexplored but brilliant gem, hidden amongst its more famous neighbours: Belgium, France, and Germany. During my many years of work […]
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How to get to Sugar Loaf in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sugar Loaf (Pão de Açúcar) is the second most important place to visit in Rio de Janeiro after the statue of Christ the Redeemer. This is written in all guidebooks, but for me, it is the first! I am ready to climb this mountain at least every day. For a […]
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Why Luxembourg should be on everyone's travel list

So that’s it – you decided that you want to travel to Europe and you are looking at destinations. There is Germany, France, Belgium and – right there in the middle of them – a tiny little sport called Luxembourg. 2586 km2. 82 x 57 km. Only Grand-Duchy in the […]
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Best Activities for Adventurous Digital Nomads in Slovenia

Slovenia is one of the top places to go to in Europe. It offers the best adventures, wanders, some of the coolest sport events and it has all that digital nomads dream of. Forget Berlin or Barcelona, if you are an adventurous wanderer or a digital nomad, sLOVEnia should be […]
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Zurich on a student budget – you can do it!

It’s no secret that Switzerland is a stunning country. The landscapes are breath-taking and every place has its own charm. The largest city in Switzerland, Zurich, is known to be one of the most expensive cities in Europe. Apart from being incredibly well organized, it strives to keep a high-quality […]
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Things to Do in Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland. Situated in a western pocket of Switzerland, right next to the French border, is regarded as a 'global city'. The financial capital of Switzerland, it hosts the headquarters for organisations such as the United Nations and Red Cross. Yet when I found myself in Geneva at the start […]
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3 THINGS YOU MUST DO IN UGANDA

10 Nationals Parks, 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, one of the largest populations of primates in the world, one of the few places where you can meet the protected Mountain Gorillas, home of the second largest lake in the world, Victoria Lake, and source of the longest river on Earth, the […]
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Winter wonderland in Norway

A trip to northern norway Usually, around wintertime, I would stay home and go skiing in the mountains of Switzerland, enjoying the time off work with my family and friends. But it has always been a dream of mine to see the northern lights. So one winter, I caught a […]
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Four Seasons in the Swiss Riviera

Many people come to Switzerland with quaint preconceptions: cows, cheese, chocolate, wine, and probably more cheese (and chocolate). While there’s absolutely no way that this can be disputed, take it from a 12-year resident: the Swiss Riviera is a beautiful maelstrom of so much more. Where is the Swiss Riviera? […]
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Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum: A Life of Courage

Museum The word makes me feel nostalgic every time I overheard someone talking about or visiting any museum. “What’s in a museum and what could one make of the artifacts, triptych, sculpture, or any piece of cultural, historical or scientific importance if one has nothing to do with it?”, I […]
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Your guide for a magical week in Beirut

Dear traveler, Is your suitcase ready? Did you bring your camera with you to take the most beautiful pictures that will make your friends jealous? Did you? Is everything on point? So let us go together to Western Asia, to the country which was referred to as the “Switzerland of […]
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10 of the best places to visit in Cape Town

If you look at the definition of a tourist in the dictionary, it says: tourist ˈtʊərɪst/ noun  a person who is travelling or visiting a place for pleasure. But if you are based in South Africa, you’re lucky enough to be a tourist who feels like they are travelling or […]
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Visiting Chur: Switzerland’s Oldest City

What is Chur? The city of Chur is the capital of Switzerland's easternmost Canton, Graubünden. Chur is celebrated as being the oldest city in Switzerland, with archaeological evidence going back 5000 years. The city is solidly located in the Alpine region, and the mountains that surround it have steep slopes; the […]
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Lausanne – the Olympic Capital

The way to Lausanne Switzerland is a small wonderland that has lost somewhere in the mountains, it knows a lot about chocolate and watches, it breathes alpine air and it is stuck somewhere between stability and progress. Now I have an exclusive opportunity to explore this mysterious world. Getting to […]
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Road trip to Ifrane, the Moroccan Switzerland

What I like the most about Morocco it’s the diversity. You can find different ethnicities, languages, ways of living and landscapes and there are always new, hidden corners to discover. One of them is Ifrane, the little paradise where Moroccans escape for party, intimacy, winter sports, and cool weather. Let’s […]
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Khao Yai National Park: A Backpacker Safari

A Safari A Bus Ride Away From Bangkok I recently finished a teaching placement in Hanoi, and afterwards travelled to Thailand and Cambodia. The place that I was most excited to visit was Khao Yai National Park, but when I got there, everything was not as I expected. I. Was. Stoked. Ecotourism was top […]
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Swiss Alp Hiking Guide: Best Hikes of the Region

The Swiss Alps are a hiker's dream. The Alps are one of the most diverse and beautiful regions in the world, and they are covered with hundreds of miles of hiking trails. There are dozens of potential hikes between the multiple towns and mountains of the region, and deciding which […]
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My Top 5 Autumn Alpine Activities

I’ve been lucky enough to live in the beautiful French village of Montgenevre for most of the last two years, however this October has been the first time watching the leaves change and getting to experience the most beautiful time of year in the mountains. For me, autumn is all […]
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Experiencing the Swiss Alps

     The second best thing about living in Switzerland is the outrageously good chocolate. It's not a rumor, I dare you to bite into a hazelnut milk bar by Confiserie Sprüngli and tell me it's doesn't taste like a creation from heaven. The best thing, though, is that no matter […]
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Hiking the Dangerous Mt. Salève

  Introduction Switzerland always welcomes people who love outdoors. There's skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, biking, hang-gliding, and most importantly, hiking. Hiking is possibly the easiest and cheapest outdoor activity to do in Switzerland. With Skiing and snowboarding, unless you have your own equipment, it can cost up to $300, including the […]
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Dangerous Bali – 5 things you should know!

Bali is a paradise, but some things can easily change it into a big nightmare.  These are the five things people normally don´t expect or don´t know about when coming to Bali: 1.  Men gigolos The phenomenon of an Asian woman, who can be easily found in the nightclubs seducing […]
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Of swiss cheese, trains and people

Of swiss cheese, trains and people The first thing you should do before starting this article should be finding a playlist of Moby on youtube and clicking on it. Done? That was the playlist on my ipod while I watched Switzerland go by through a train window. It suited the […]
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Experience of nature on the traces of the historical Austria

If you live in close touch with nature and you have a fable for historical castellated buildings in which former monarchs could have lived, with high rooms and lovely balconies as well as saunas and health spas? – Yes, you are totally right in Bad Gastein, Austria. This remarkable place […]
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Leysin: Heaven at 1200 meters

  Leysin, a panoramic location situated at 1200 meters above sea level near Aigle, in the French part of Switzerland is a year around attraction for both local visitors as well international. Connected through a railway track as well as a road, Leysin can be reached by both making it […]
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Shaffhausen Full Of Water Power

Today we visited the canton of Shaffhausen. The name of this canton sounds for me like the blue city of Chefchaouen in Morocco.  Who knows or ever heard about this blue city can understand that I was so excited about this trip. This is the northernmost canton of Switzerland and […]
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India : The Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

Having lived in India for over half a decade, I wouldn't forgive myself if i didn't visit the Himalayas. So over the years, i did quite a fair bit of trekking in the region, and the respect i've developed towards these majestic Himalayan mountains is absolutely unparalleled. In the summer […]
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24 Hours in Milan… (…and a little bit of Varese too)

I’d been away from sunny Malta for four months on Erasmus in the UK, suffering from a terrible case of post Erasmus blues. One of my roommates lived in Varese, Italy just a forty-five-minute train ride away from the centre of Milan, and had headed back home too – both of […]
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Travel and live in Lyon in France

Paris in not the only city you should go to when in France. You might even like the others better: it is less crowded, there are less tourists, and just as many things to see and do. So let us start with Lyon. You will find the third biggest city […]
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New Zealand – Climbing Mt Ngauruhoe in Tongariro National Park

Looking at Mount Ngauruhoe in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand   Whether or not you are a Lord of the Rings (LOTR) fan– in New Zealand you will sooner or later come across sites which have been part of the movie. One of it is Mount […]
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Luxurious Summer Getaway to St. Moritz

It was like a dream when I was finally at Tirano train station with a ticket to St. Moritz in my hand. Why St. Moritz and not other part of Switzerland like Mount Titlis or Lucerne? Since last year when I planned to have this trip, I was already so excited […]
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Kashmir, where time stand still….

I'm Living my dream I live in Jakarta, Indonesia. A beautiful country in South East Asia which consisted of many small islands. Indonesia is a tropical country which only has 2 seasons in a year which is dry season and rainy season only. Dry season started from April – Oktober […]
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Discover Bellagio, where the two branches of Como Lake starts

Bellagio is a very small city near Como which is situated on a promontory where the two branches of Como Lake starts. The city is very nice and the lake view is fantastic! Bellagio How can I reach the city of Bellagio?   There are various […]
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A Round Trip In The Highlands of Costa Rica

From Heredia to Lake Arenal and Back While living in Heredia and attending Spanish lessons I met Andreas from Switzerland and Selena from Germany. One day we decided to travel together during ‚Semana Santa‘ , which the week around Easter is called in Costa Rica. We rented a car with 4WD (what […]
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen – A Hidden Gem

Before I began writing this article, I had an extensive debate with myself whether or not I should tell the world about this hidden gem. Ever since first traveling to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2012, the city has held a special place in my heart. Although Garmisch-Partenkirchen has its fair share of […]
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“K'gari alias Fraser Island”

“K'gari” “K’gari” commonly referred as Fraser Island, a world heritage-listed paradisiac getaway. This 120 kilometre sand island is the perfect place to escape the responsibilities of everyday life for a few days of camping and discoveries. My sister came to visit me in Australia and see as much of the […]
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Swiss Public Transport

For those of you not used to public transportation, the Swiss public transport system is possibly the best way to learn its mechanics. I primarily use the public transport in Geneva, but the Swiss are highly repetitive when it comes to necessity, so public transport should be the same everywhere […]
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Zurich: Cheese, chocolate, and other amazing things!

Zurich: Cheese, chocolate and other amazing things!   My Second Home Today I'm writing about city which I was lucky enough to call home for one year as I explored my family background while improving my second language. Zurich has played a major part in my personal growth and I […]
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