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Review: Art Boutique Hotel Monopol, St. Moritz

19 March 2018
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When choosing our accommodation in St Moritz we had a firm idea of what we were looking for. We wanted to be within short walking distance of the ski lifts, somewhere with excellent amenities but not prohibitively expensive. Art Boutique Hotel Monopol ticked all those boxes for us. Check in Upon arrival at St Moritz train station we were greeted by our transfer driver who loaded our luggage into the car and whisked us away to the hotel...

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A guide to skiing in St Moritz, Switzerland

10 March 2018
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I’ve recently returned from a week long ski holiday in St Moritz, Switzerland. It was my second time staying at this resort, although my first visit was pre-blog so I never wrote a post about it. I’ve got to know St Moritz fairly well now so here’s my guide to skiing at this resort… About St Moritz Located in Switzerland’s Engadin valley, St Moritz is the oldest winter sports resort in the world...

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Scenic Helicopter Tour Over St Moritz, Switzerland

9 March 2015
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During our recent ski trip in the Engadin mountains in Switzerland, our accommodation package with Nira Alpina included a 20 minute scenic helicopter tour of the area. Unfortunately the weather turned a bit grey on the afternoon of our flight but we still enjoyed it immensely. Our flight started over St Moritz before flying over the mountains, getting up close and personal with a glacier before looping back around over Surlej and Silvaplana and returning to where we started...

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2013: A Look Back

23 March 2014
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January Rang in the New Year in Russia! Certainly an interesting place to visit. Seeing St Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square was definitely a highlight, although not at all what I was expecting on the inside! January also saw a weekend trip to Barcelona that fell on Australia Day. After a brief visit in July 2012, it was good to get a chance to go back and experience this city properly...