Category Archives: Switzerland

In the Heartland of Switzerland: Schwyz and Uri

In the Heartland of Switzerland: Schwyz and Uri

Switzerland is divided into 26 cantons, roughly equivalent to U.S. states but much smaller. (The biggest is only slightly larger than Delaware.) The village on Lake Lucerne where we’re housesitting this summer is located just barely (by about a mile) in the canton of Schwyz. It’s also within an hour by train from at least… Read More

Our Best House Sit Yet

Our Best House Sit Yet

We’ve looked after people’s homes and pets in some wonderful places over the years. Rome, Italy; Penang, Malaysia; Burlington, Vermont; and Charleston, South Carolina come to mind. But this summer’s five-week house sit in central Switzerland may be the best one we’ve ever had. We’re in the village of Merlischachen on the shore of Lake… Read More