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New French Law affects drivers

If you visit France much, perhaps for the weekly shop, or just to have a look around, a new French law has been introduced that you really should be aware of.

My First Drive in Switzerland

Minus five degrees, a car with the steering wheel on the wrong side, a town I’d never been to before, trams, new road signs, give way to the right, no street map, no local passenger, no clue! Surely nothing else could go wrong… could it?

My First Chat with a Border Guard

You know the feeling – the border is approaching – will they think you have done something wrong? Will they stop you? What will you say? It was 11 o’clock and I was driving back with my two older daughters after a very successful day out at the very impressive Rheinfalle in Schaffhausen, the largest […]

Boat trip to the Wine Museum on the Zurichsee

I’d been invited on a summer boat trip on the Zurichsee to the Weinbaumuseum at Au with dinner to follow on the “sunset cruise” around the lake and back – all the way from Enge haven in Zurich to the tax haven of Schwyz.

A Drive to the UK via Metz (with pics)

First published on 10th October 2004 Every couple of years or so I get the urge for some old British favourites. Some of these items are too heavy to comfortably carry in a suitcase through Heathrow, or at least they are if you want to buy in bulk. But sometimes I just feel I’d like […]