A number of readers have asked me where I was travelling at the moment. The first week of my European rendezvous was spent in fairly-tale Slovenia (click here for a short description), from where I travelled to Veysonnaz, a small, idyllic mountain village, in the canton of Valais – the sunniest region of Switzerland.
Veysonnaz, with only 470 inhabitants, is 1 hour 45 minutes from Geneva and 15 minutes from Sion, the capital of the canton Valais and the oldest town in Switzerland. Located at the crossroads of several valleys, the village is blessed with exceptional panoramic views of the Swiss Alps and Rhône Valley. Veysonnaz, situated at an altitude of 1 400 m, is one of the four links (together with Verbier, Nendaz and Thyon 2000) of the Four Valleys ski area, the largest in Switzerland with 400 km of slopes.
The key words relating to this typical Alpine setting are tranquillity and serenity – the perfect setting for letting one’s creative juices flow and thinking up new business ideas. In a few months’ time it will also be the location where I will put pen to paper to write a book sharing what I have learned in the investment markets in a career spanning more than 26 years.
The only negative is that despite having criss-crossed the region, I have yet to find the elusive Swiss gnomes to glean what they make of financial markets at this juncture. Oh well, not even Veysonnaz is perfect …
I have posted a few pictures below to give you a feel for my surroundings over the next few days. (Some pictures also show what it looks like in the winter season.)