GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Catching up after a wine work trip to Greece and a one-day visit to the Expo 2015 in Milan. First, the weather forecast, since that has an impact on so many of our decisions at the moment. Heat wave: no relief in sight The heat wave continues, albeit not as dramatically as […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – If you prefer to work on the interactive version or to print a pdf of the crossword, click on this LINK. Across 1 Long flat runners attached to the feet for gliding over snow (4) 3 United States gangster who terrorized Chicago during prohibition until arrested for […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – In The Venetian Empire Jan Morris takes on a journey through what was for almost seven hundred years the maritime empire of the Republic of Venice. Her journey begins and ends in Venice – sumptuously illustrated by art works and photographs. In a journey through time and space, she visits […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The Geneva Lake Parade starts at 16:00 Saturday 4 July, with no shortage of sunshine, and plenty of heat. Police in the city are warning party-goers to be careful because of the heat – drink plenty of water and pay attention to the kind of excesses that lead to dehydration. Geneva is […]
Borschberg, exhausted, climbs out of plane in Hawaii GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Solar Impulse landed in Kalaeloa, near Honolulu, Hawaii shortly before 06:00 Friday 3 July, ending a record-breaking and historic flight from Japan to Hawaii. It is the longest flight ever fueled only by solar power. It is also the longest any one individual has […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The Swiss are generally good recyclers, but – as elsewhere – recycling efforts could be better. Plastic deserves a little more attention. WWF sent this link to the “shoot plastic” site, designed to make us all think a bit more about the plastic dilemma. Take a minute to learn more about this […]
In case you missed this one in the NY Times 30 June ©2015 Chappatte, distributed by Globe Cartoon. More cartoons on Chappatte’s web site. Geneva-based Patrick Chappatte works for the International New York Times, for Geneva newspaper Le Temps, and for NZZ am Sonntag. All cartoons reproduced with permission.