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West London girl Binky jumped on the Jubilee line and headed east to help publicise Swiss International Air Lines ski offerings from City Airport.

Travel: Switzerland

By Rob Virtue on January 5, 2012 12:24 PM |

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In a scene in 1949 film The Third Man, Orson Welles points out that under the terror of rule by the Borgias, Italy produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, he continues, they had brotherly love and 500 years of democracy and peace. "And what did that produce?" he asks. "The cuckoo clock."

By John Biggs

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Mayor Boris Johnson, as I write this, is busy networking with the rich and powerful at Davos, Switzerland, at the World Economic Forum.

Depending on your point of view this is either a superb event for exchanging ideas, or a festival of wining and dining.

ee-aug26-swisshotelview142.jpgThink of holidays in Switzerland and the automatic association is skiing - but there's a lot more to see and do in the cuckoo clock capital of Europe than you'd imagine.

While plenty of Wharfers will have visited for work this is a country of dramatic scenery, interesting history, good food and surprising wines, making it an ideal holiday destination.

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