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Swiss Romansch

Scoul Engandin Grisailles

As if Switzerland isn’t peculiar enough, it has a corner  – or rather several scattered ones  – where Romansch, its fourth official language is spoken.  These corners tend to be where Italian meets German meets Frenchand that’s what the language looks like: a mixture between the three with a Latin-based vocabulary but with a German […]

Torres del Paine National Park

Torres del Paine National Park

Patagonia is like the Gobi desert except that in the desert there is more life. Admittedly, the Gobi has no national parks like Torres del Paine. Then again Patagonia has that wind, that interminable blustery airstream. But the wind and the cold receded and that I saw TdP in perfect weather. Not many have. Bruce […]