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On Top Of The World

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By passportsandpaperplanes | Views [224] | Comments [5] | Scholarship Entry

I closed my eyes. I could hear cow bells stereotypically chiming and my guides voice repeating “don’t open them yet, just a few more steps.” I blinded obeyed. “Now.” I looked up. Right on cue the clouds began to slowly retreat like the curtains at ... Read more >

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How did I end up here?

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By missanoble | Views [1186] | Scholarship Entry

How did I end up here? A question I ask myself everyday. Where is "here"? "Here" right now is in my room at my host family`s house in Henau, Switzerland - a small town with only about 1200 inhabitants. After being born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa ... Read more >

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Grandmotherly Love

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By lauren_russell | Views [57] | Scholarship Entry

My grandmother grew up in rural Idaho with thirteen siblings during the Great Depression. She, like the thousands of hungry people who defined her generation, knows the value of a good meal. It is perhaps for this reason, then, that my evening’s host ... Read more >

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How the chaos began (Kitchen version)

Mon, 12 May 2014 | By cathrynsc | Views [94]

I got home, sat on my bed and no more than a minute later found myself uttering the words 'I’m bored'. You would think that after a 12 hour taxi/train/plain/car journey, more than a little hung-over, my bed (that hadn't seen sleep in 5 months) ... Read more >

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Running with the Wolves

Fri, 2 May 2014 | By gone_girl_gone | Views [146] | Scholarship Entry

They say its not the destination but the journey, who are they, I don't know. Maybe they are still on a journey. I remember missing my train and having to catch a later train that particular day. Missing a train meant not arriving until late. I waited ... Read more >

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Without an Envelope

Thu, 1 May 2014 | By ievamaniusyte | Views [93] | Comments [2] | Scholarship Entry

The sky was too bright, the grass – too green, the lake – too blue. The yachts were too tiny and I couldn’t see the snow rug on sheer mountains. “I will take it,” I said, handing in a few silver coins to the postcard-seller. He smiled at me and, with ... Read more >

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Beyond limits

Sun, 27 Apr 2014 | By lilie | Views [54] | Scholarship Entry

Geneva… Every time I heard this name, I fancied something unreachable… far beyond limits… it seemed I had to pass a long long way in order to reach this beautiful city of marvels… August 16, 2011… I arrived in Geneva Airport late at night, then took ... Read more >

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Becoming a world citizen

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 | By byrosenvinge27 | Views [102] | Scholarship Entry

I'll never forget the day I sat my feet on Swiss ground for the very first time. The day would later prove to be a landmark for me, as I'd never really return to my old self again. On this cold and windy day in February 2008 I went from being an insecure ... Read more >

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Lake Lucern

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 | By beautifullywrittenviews | Views [73] | Scholarship Entry

I will never forget the day I arrived in Lucern, it was so humbling to know I am just a visitor in this beautiful city. It was so peaceful and just aw inspiring. Every mountain I saw, every clear blue body of water made me feel like I was somewhere not ... Read more >

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My 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip entry

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 | By monmon1990 | Views [106] | Scholarship Entry

The first time I realised just how lucky I was, was when I moved to Switzerland straight after finishing high school. I was a fresh faced 18 year old looking for adventure. I was fortunate enough to have a Swiss mother which meant dual citizenship - the ... Read more >

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Passport & Plate - Croute Mayen

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 | By hkurokaw | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Ingredients Oil, for frying Thick slice of day old French Bread 2-3 slices of ham 2- 3 slices of Gruyere Cheese to cover the bread 50ml of Fresh Cream 30ml of dry, white wine Cayenne, to taste Salt and pepper One Whole Egg   How to prepare this ... Read more >
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Passport & Plate - Croute Mayen

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 | By hideousk | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Ingredients Oil, for frying Thick slice of day old French Bread 2-3 slices of ham 2- 3 slices of Gruyere Cheese to cover the bread 50ml of Fresh Cream 30ml of dry, white wine Cayenne, to taste Salt and pepper One Whole Egg   How to prepare ... Read more >
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Photos: Passport & Plate - Ticinese Pasta Sauce

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 | By worldwidemikah | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

INGREDIENTS Serves 4-5 -Olive Oil - (tablespoon) -1 Large Head of Garlic, or 2 smaller ones -1 Large Onion - (red or white) -10 - 12 Tomatoes, if using Roma (in general, aim for 3 to 4 times the amount of the onion, depending on type/size of ... Read more >
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'SNo Problem

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 | By vagabondstoo | Views [244]

It snowed again, part of the early season storm that is ravaging the Alps.  Because of the bad weather we skipped going to Zermat for views of the Matterhorn, and headed south towards Lugano.  The Simplon pass was closed due to snow so we had ... Read more >

Swiss Envy

Wed, 20 Nov 2013 | By vagabondstoo | Views [250]

I would like to live in Switzerland.  A place like Bern, Baden Baden, Gstaad, Zermat or St. Moritz.   Even more, I would like to be able to afford to live in Switzerland.  One hotel owner said he pays his employees – regular ... Read more >

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