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Self-guided walking holidays in SwitzerlandIn 1863, Miss Jemima Morrell and companions travelled to Switzerland on what was Thomas Cook’s first conducted tour of the country. In 2013, Miss Helen Mort (the ‘new Jemima’) followed in her footsteps. I was in her party for the week and here record some of the similarities and differences that we encountered, based on Miss Jemima’s diary entries. Read the full post
Posted: 04/07/2013 11:25:26 by | with 1 comments



In 1863, Jemima Morrell could only have dreamed of going where our modern-day 'Jemima', Helen Mort, has just been – up into the Arctic realm of snow-covered Alpine peaks. To the Jungfrau, to be exact. Well, at least to the Jungfraujoch – the 'Top of Europe', as the Swiss like to call it...

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Posted: 26/06/2013 05:52:17 by | with 0 comments



walking holidays in SwitzerlandIt was an historic meeting. In an historic hotel. Miss Jemima Morrell travelled back to Switzerland, exactly 150 years after her first visit to meet her great, great nephew John Morrell, in the atmospheric surroundings of the library of the Belle Epoque Hotel Victoria in Kandersteg... Read the full post
Posted: 24/06/2013 06:55:56 by | with 1 comments



Self-guided walking holidays in SwitzerlandGuest blogger Paul Bloomfield learns to love signs (and cheese) in Switzerland:

I knew exactly what to expect on my first visit to the Bernese Oberland. I’d read the most accurate, exhaustive and in-depth text on the country – the definitive source material. I refer, of course, to Asterix in Switzerland...

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Posted: 21/06/2013 08:32:37 by Paul Bloomfield, Guest blogger | with 0 comments



Self-guided walking holidays in SwitzerlandLast Friday evening a taste of the Alps came to Yorkshire when Switzerland Tourism and Inntravel joined forces in the De Grey Rooms in York to highlight 150 years of tourism to Switzerland. Guest speakers included Paul Smith archivist at Thomas Cook, Dr Susie Barton of De Montfort University and Heidi Reisz of Switzerland Tourism. The evening revolved around the story of Miss Jemima Morrell of Selby...

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Posted: 16/06/2013 17:51:32 by | with 1 comments



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