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Monday, December 23, 2019

Thanksgiving 2019: Zermatt

Zermatt has been on my list to visit for many years.  It's not the easiest place to get to via train and takes some time with changes - don't let that stop you!  Using a train pass is by far the preferred way to save $.

We chose another Airbnb that had a special view of the Matterhorn:

Skiing was just getting started and walking the town was pretty fun (heli-skiing possible!):

For dinner we chose to eat at Restaurant Julen - was excellent:

There are no cars in Zermatt, only electric vehicles - they're trying to preserve their special environment and location.

For more information about Zermatt, you can visit this link.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Thanksgiving 2019: Bellinzona

I always look forward to visiting one my favorite vineyards and regions in Switzerland - the area around Bellinzona is so peaceful.

We had no issues with the trains in transit.  I must say that being able to use the train system and not have to worry about rental cars is such a time and money saver.   Plus you don't have to worry about parking or insurance considerations.

Dinner was excellent with Carato the preferred wine selection.  Tagliolini al Ragu di Maialino brava!

Monday, December 9, 2019

Thanksgiving 2019: Geneva

Once again we were very blessed to have otherwise excellent weather during our stay in Geneva.  The Airbnb we stayed at was one the best for location and amenities:

We were able to visit a number of sites including the UN and the Cathedrale Saint-Pierre:

And of course the food was excellent - fondue!

Restaurants visited during our stay:

Auberge de Saviese - https://www.aubergedesaviese.com/en/
Restaurant Edelweiss - https://www.hoteledelweissgeneva.com/en/restaurant/

Friday, December 6, 2019

Discover 1st Quarter 2020 bonus categories

For those of you who make use of Discover rewards/points/cashback, the 1st Quarter 2020 categories have now been confirmed:

These are great choices in categories that are widely used!