The sun, heat, and light in the middle of winter, who doesn’t dream of these things when the days become shorter and temperatures drop. However there are other things that can be more interesting than just a beach … Here is a first suggestion that you may find interesting, Iceland. During the month of February, […]
A Small Hotel unlike the Others on a Greek Island… unlike the Others – video clip
What is a Greek island like without invasive tourism…? Have a look at our new video made during our visit to Pension Karina on the island of Skyros in the Sporads. We think September or October is really the ideal time to go, the sea is still warm, the oppressive heat vanished and the island […]
Astronomy in Morocco and Tenerife – Star Gazing
Imagine a place where during the day you hike the beautiful countryside and villages and at night you enter another world – that of the night sky, the planets and the stars. These wonderful trips created in conjunction with Antoine Cosandey, a very keen and experienced astronomer with a talent for making this field accessible […]
Complete relaxation at the Pension Karina
Since the opening of the agency we have from time to time come across interesting people who have shared how approach to tourism. Slowly a network is being built up, Karine came in to the agency and told us about her little pension, its simplicity, its friendly atmosphere and the beauty of the island and […]
A smiling shark
If you take the bus between Vevey and Montreux, maybe you will have a special encounter… We suggest a treasure hunt: there is a complementary coffee or tea to anyone who can send us a picture of the smiling shark.
Building bridges in Kyrgyzstan
In seeking out unusual and different enounters we have been in touch with Mr. Bernard Repond a keen lover of the plains of Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia. Over many years of journeying in the area he bacame well acquainted with the Obolbekov family, a sheperding family who have been guiding visitors to the area on […]
Welcome to our new English language site – A Taste of Travel
Welcome ! A Taste of Travel is a mirror to the existing French language site, Le Goût du Voyage, which has been running for a while. We are very proud to make this site available to the international English-speaking residents of the Suisse romande. We are based in Vevey where we offer an independent, full-service […]
Do two animal species help each other ?
Another little example, for those not yet convinced, there are indeed other forms of animal consciousness… No offense to the skeptics or the anthropocentrists. This is a humbling lesson.
Bolivia: the multi-faceted country
Vestiges of the mysterious Tiwanaku civilization, Lake Titicaca by on foot and by boat. Discovery of the salt lake. Climbing a volcano, wandering through the city of La Paz. An ecolodge stay in the Amazon, meeting with local communities. This is the Bolivia proposed by Alexander von Ungern, a biologist and a guide, with many […]
Evening briefing — Sharks of the Cape of Storms
An information briefing where Michael Scholl, creator of the trip, and Emilio Valentino, who will be guiding it, will present the details of the trip to study white sharks together with the more practical aspects of this experience. The session is primarily intended for people who want to make the trip in August 2013. » Sharks […]