Author Archive | Dave Foston

University Hospital Lausanne: Photo Credit Wikipedia (Gzzz)

Frontalier Health Insurance – Changes in 2014

Frontalier Health Insurance has been debated for about 50 or so years. Frontaliers are those people that cross over the border each day for work. So far the only worth while answer has been private medical insurance. About 90-95% of all frontaliers have chosen this option. This has enabled the frontaliers to obtain medical advice […]

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WRS – Update on World Radio Switzerland (English Speaking Service)

“WRS is dead.  Long live WRS.” (“Frontier” a free English magazine published for the Geneva, Lausanne and neighbouring France areas.) As from our earlier post “World Radio Switzerland“, WRS, the English speaking station in Switzerland, was indeed taken over by Anglo Media SA run by founder and radio presenter Mark Butcher.  Mark was the voice of […]

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Switzerland - Driving with Headlights Obligatory

Switzerland – Headlights Obligatory while Driving

Switzerland – Headlights Obligatory while driving comes into force as from the beginning of January 2014.  This includes driving with their headlights even during daylight. This is just a snippet after reading an article from our friends’ website at  “Know-it-all passport®“.  They publish a wonderful book every 2 years which contains a massive amount of […]

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Hotel La Fontaine - Artenay

Hotel La Fontaine – Artenay, Loiret

Hotel La Fontaine – Artenay, Loiret is part of the Logis de France affiliation group.  While not appearing to be on the official Logis website this hotel appears in the catalogue that we have.  There may be one of several reasons for this. My son and I, with Beau, our Golden Retriever, had been travelling […]

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Hotel Balladins Dijon Nord

Hotel Balladins Dijon Nord

Hotel Balladins Dijon Nord as its name suggests is part of a hotel chain found all over France.  There are several of these chains with a wide range of quality for the traveler. Generally though these hotels are functional with no frills with their biggest attractions being convenience and situation near to motorways.  Of course, there are […]

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