Travelscope: Christmas in Switzerland

Air Date and Time: 
December 10, 2012
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Christmas in Switzerland

TRAVELSCOPE's first half-hour special, Christmas in Switzerland,
delivers a full itinerary of holiday fun. In his latest travel
adventure, host Joseph Rosendo journeys to Lausanne, Montreux and
Basel to bask in the glow of a Swiss-style Christmas at some of the
country's holiday markets, where food stalls feature some of the best
regional fare. He samples locally produced wine, venison sausage fresh
from the hunt and even chestnuts roasted on an open fire. Rosendo
enjoys a scenic train ride to Rocher-de-Naye (where he meets Father
Christmas and his trusty companion, the Schmutzli, at Santa's Village),
takes in the sights of Montreux atop a Ferris wheel, watches an artist
create hand-blown glass ornaments and witnesses a 600-year-old clocktower
tradition in Lausanne.

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