Lucerne – 2002

June 16/2002 “Lucerne is an ancient place, mentioned for the first time in historical records, as “Lucaria” in the year 840. With the opening of the St. Gotthard Pass over the Alps, the growing town began to develop into the […]

St. Gotthard Pass – 2002

June 2002 The St. Gotthard Pass plays an important role in Swiss transportation. It is the directest way to travel from the northern side of the Alps to the southern side.   Saint Gotthard  Information from Encyclopedia.com “(sant got´herd, got´erd) […]

Swiss Flowers South of the Alps

June 2002 The Tessin is on the southern side of the Alps and the climate is totally different than on the northern side. Warm weather plants grow very nicely here together with palm trees and lemon trees that bear fruit. […]

Locarno/Minusio – 2002

June 13/2002 We made it safe and sound to the Tessin, the Italian speaking part of Switzerland. The picture to the right was taken from space and shows Lago Maggiore (or Verbano), the lake where Locarno is located quite beautiful. […]

Zurich – Locarno/Minusio – 2002

June 13/2002 We arrived in Zurich to warm summer temperatures and spent a few hours with relatives before heading on the road for our trip over the Alps to the Tessin, the Italian speaking part of Switzerland. It is 215 […]

Halifax – Toronto – Zurich … Let’s Go

June 12/2002 Our trip begins in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the International airport. The population of Halifax is around 350,000 roughly equal to the population of Zurich, Switzerland with 343,000. On September 11, 2001 over 40 airplanes were parked on […]

My Trip to Switzerland 2002

Originally posted this information in 2002 about my trip to Switzerland June 12-26, 2002 I grew up in one of the smaller countries of the world and now live in one of the biggest countries in the world. Taking a […]

Some Facts About Canada

I currently live in Canada. Here is some information about the country. Location: Northern North America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and North Pacific Ocean, north of the conterminous US Geographic coordinates: 60 00 N, 95 00 W Area: 9,976,140 […]

Some Facts About Nova Scotia

I currently live in Nova Scotia, Canada and here are some facts about the province. Nova Scotia is Latin for New Scotland Area: 21,425 sq mi (55,491 sq km), located in Eastern Canada. The sea defines Nova Scotia. No matter […]

Some Facts About Switzerland

I grew up in Switzerland, here is some information about the country. Switzerland is also known as “Confoederatio Helvetica”, therefore the abbreviation CH. “Confoederatio” stands for “confederation”, “Helvetica” derives from the Latin word “Helvetier”, the name of the people who […]