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  • Well-blessed – The Baci ceremony, Luang Prabang
    Well-blessed – The Baci ceremony, Luang Prabang

    Justine Tyerman has an enlightening experience at a Buddhist temple in Luang Prabang, the spiritual capital of Laos. The ladies clustered around me in a warm, womanly huddle. They held my hands, tied coloured cotton threads around my wrists and murmured blessings as I knelt on the temple floor at... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Rice farmer for a day
    Rice farmer for a day

    There’s more to rice than boiling a cup of basmati in the microwave, as Justine Tyerman discovers on a trip to Laos. The last thing I expected at the Living Land Farm near Luang Prabang in Laos was to meet a comedian. Our guide Khamla, a born entertainer, had us in fits of laughter, as [...] The... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com...

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  • Laos – The land of temples
    Laos – The land of temples

    Justine Tyerman travelled to Laos, famous for its many beautiful Buddhist temples. I stood in the shade of the teak cloisters, grateful for some respite from the intense heat and humidity of the Laos sun. My eyes struggled to absorb the images surrounding me – 10,136 statues of Buddha dating... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Roman Day in Nyon on Saturday 11th June and other fun Weekend events
    Roman Day in Nyon on Saturday 11th June and other fun Weekend events

    Another busy weekend in the Nyon region with events happening for all ages in 4 different local castles! (Nyon, Prangins, Chillon and Coppet). From garden parties to raclette à gogo, Shakespearean plays and Roman days. Roman Day in Nyon Nyon will be celebrating its Roman heritage on Saturday 11th June as the Roman Museum of Nyon has organised a day of Roman […]

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  • The blue aprons of South Tyrol’s Sarntal
    The blue aprons of South Tyrol’s Sarntal

    On our day excursion to the Sarntal Valley, these “blue apron” artisans welcomed us in their workshops and let us look over their shoulders.  Wearing their emblematic blue aprons, third-generation quill embroiderers Ulrich Thaler and his brother George, helped by three employees,... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Customs and cultural heritage in Sarntal’s Roherhaus
    Customs and cultural heritage in Sarntal’s Roherhaus

    The Sarntal Valley’s ancient Roherhaus farmstead, parts of which date back to the 13th century, today functions as a museum. Our visit let us experience farming life, living tradition, crafts, joie de vivre and a contagious portion of sly humor!  Maria Kröss entertained us in delightful... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Charity theatre event from GEDS – Working Girl and A Business-Like Affair
    Charity theatre event from GEDS – Working Girl and A Business-Like Affair

    Two home-grown pieces by the Geneva English Drama Society “Working Girl” by Béibhinn Regli and “A Business-Like Affair” by Bill Lloyd will be performed on the 29 and 30th of April, 2016. Full details see here Working Girl Sophie, a college student struggling to pay her way during the economic crisis in Ireland, decides to take an unusual part time job. Can […]

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  • Juggling, Acrobatics and Circus Skills – New show from L’Elastique Citrique opens 4th March
    Juggling, Acrobatics and Circus Skills – New show from L’Elastique Citrique opens 4th March

    Family Entertainment in Nyon The bright red building near the Place Perdtemps car park in Nyon is looking very festive at the moment as there are strings of lights around it to mark the opening of the Elastique Citrique’s new show called IndiVIEsible. The title of the show plays on the word “life” and in this production, there will be 13 performers […]

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  • Juggling Performance at the Elastique Citrique this weekend
    Juggling Performance at the Elastique Citrique this weekend

    There will be a juggling performance/show this weekend at the Elastique Citrique (the acrobatic/circus skill school) in Nyon. Photos here.  The school is at la Caserne, 11 Rue des Marchandises, Nyon. This can be found very near to Place Perdtemps car park (look out for the red building!) The performance will take place on 19:00 on Saturday the 30th and at […]

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  • New Living in the Know Podcast, Balloon Festival starts this week-end
    New Living in the Know Podcast, Balloon Festival starts this week-end

    Living in Nyon and Know-it-all passport have produced a new 2016 podcast: on this latest one you can hear about the key events happening in the Nyon area throughout the next 12 months, and suggestions for various spas and thermal baths that are worth a visit for a bit of New Year pampering. Lisa (from Know-it-all passport) also […]

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  • Dresden, Saxony’s historic capital: designed to charm
    Dresden, Saxony’s historic capital: designed to charm

    In Dresden, I encountered a proud, historic city with folksy inhabitants and imposing baroque architecture decked out for Christmas. 800 years old, rebuilt and vibrant today, this compact city is also known as the “Florence on the Elbe.” Dresden not only stands for renowned baroque... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Five things to absolutely not miss in Dresden
    Five things to absolutely not miss in Dresden

    The classic answer to the question “What are the must-see attractions in Dresden?” normally goes something like this: The baroque Frauenkirche church, the Semperoper opera house, the Residenzschloss ducal palace with its Grünes Gewölbe treasure vault, the Gemäldegalerie art museum, the... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmem...

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  • English Pantomime in Nyon and English Play in Coppet in November
    English Pantomime in Nyon and English Play in Coppet in November

    Panto and Play in English performed in Nyon and Coppet Pantomime season is nearly upon us and the good news is that the annual pantomime in English will be held at a theatre in Nyon this year (oh, yes it will!) Rumpelstiltskin is the name of the panto and it will be performed by the Geneva Amateur Operatic Society […]

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  • Local Music Events Coming up – Rock to Classical to Street Music.
    Local Music Events Coming up – Rock to Classical to Street Music.

    Here’s a selection of local music events coming up in the next few days UK band “The Wharves” will be playing at the Parenthèse in Nyon on Friday 30th October at 22:00. See video below More info here  Last few days of the Street Light Orchestra (art/ music installation) in the Levratte area of Nyon – Music like you […]

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  • Local Artisans Fair in Divonne, Aquarium Exhibition, Conversation with Cees Nooteboom
    Local Artisans Fair in Divonne, Aquarium Exhibition, Conversation with Cees Nooteboom

    Local Artisans Fair – Early Christmas Shopping Opportunity in Divonne this weekend Around 30 local artisans will be at the next UpMarket Markets event at L’Esplanade du Lac, Divonne-Les-Bains on Saturday 31st October and Sunday 1st November from 10:00-17:00  The fair will be situated by the lake and there will be lots of lovely hand crafted items on sale. Childrens’ products, h...

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  • Small businesses in Nyon – From Yoga and Art Classes to Galleries
    Small businesses in Nyon – From Yoga and Art Classes to Galleries

    Tucked away in the side streets and hidden corners of Nyon, there are lots of small businesses that newcomers to the town may not be aware of. One of these businesses is the art gallery “Espace Murandaz”. Previous exhibitions at the gallery have included the works of Laura Chaplin (grand daughter of Charlie Chaplin),  Pierre Montillo Ulie Schwab and sculptor Tauno Kangro. The cur...

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  • Autumn Fair, Wine Fair, Désalpe and other Events this weekend.
    Autumn Fair, Wine Fair, Désalpe and other Events this weekend.

    Another busy weekend ahead in the Nyon area, from the cows coming down from the hills in St-Cergue, to the wine and autumn fairs in Nyon, to a flute festival at the Conservatoire, to a play in English in Commugny about Shakespeare’s Women. Take your pick! Désalpe This Saturday, it’s the “Désalpe” in the village of St-Cergue above Nyon. […]

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  • Morocco – colourful, vibrant and astonishingly-beautiful
    Morocco – colourful, vibrant and astonishingly-beautiful

    Justine Tyerman surprises herself with her daring exploits in Morocco… I travelled undercover in Morocco. Being a bit of a coward, I was a little concerned about developments in North Africa and the Middle East. And just to make me feel even more anxious about my forthcoming most adventurous... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Geneva Writers’ Group launches new anthology
    Geneva Writers’ Group launches new anthology

    Geneva Writers’ Group launches new anthology and starts new season. World Writing from Geneva, Nyon, Gland, neighbouring France and beyond The thirteenth volume of Offshoots, the biennial literary anthology of the Geneva Writers’ Group, was recently launched at Webster University. With 54 contributors from some 20 countries on six continents, this volume celebrates the rich […]

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