The Rough Guide to Switzerland

In 2016 I was commissioned (along with two other authors) by Rough Guides to work on the fifth edition of their book on Switzerland one of my favourite countries, and one which I have written about before, for a co-authored guide on the Ticino region (published in 2000).

Using the original text for previous editions (by Matthew Teller) as a base, I updated the Basics and Contexts sections, and the chapters on the cities of Geneva and Lausanne; then I researched the Alpine regions that make up the southern part of the country, namely the Bernese Oberland, the Valais, the Graubünden, the Ticino and the shores and mountain hinterland of Lake Geneva. The book was published in June 2017.

Follow this link to the Switzerland entry on the Rough Guides website.

The book is available as an e-book and as a paperback. Follow this link to buy the book from Amazon.

Click on one of the links below for a gallery of photos taken during my research for this book:

Chapter One: Geneva
Chapter Two: Lausanne and Lake Geneva
Chapter Six: The Bernese Oberland
Chapter Seven: Valais
Chapter Eleven: Graubünden
Chapter Twelve: Ticino

Rough guide to Switzerland
The eastern end of Lake Geneva is dominated by the white peaks of the Dents-du-Midi