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Gruezi! I’m Smita. Welcome to My Faulty Compass, an endeavor to inspire and help the laid back, *cough* lazy *cough* folks, like me, make the most of their holidays!

If you enjoy travelling but dread planning you’ve come to the right place – I’m here to provide as many details as possible to make your travel planning a breeze and perhaps inspire you to visit some new places. All of this comes from personal experience (and my extensive excels on every place I’ve visited!) so you can count on also receiving lots of practical details. I’m here to be your personal travel guide!

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Zermatt 5 lakes hike, Switzerland

Zermatt 5 lakes hike, Switzerland

5 beautiful lakes, the mighty Matterhorn, snowy mountains and impressive glaciers - all await you on this lovely hike in Zermatt, also known as 5-Seenweg. One of the most famous trails in the Zermatt region, the 5 lakes hike is one of the best...

Gornergrat – Riffelsee Hike in Zermatt

Gornergrat – Riffelsee Hike in Zermatt

If you were to do just 1 hike in the Zermatt region, make it this Gornergrat hike. The Sun Trail from Gornergrat to Riffelberg descends along the Gornergrat Bahn, the world-famous railway line and takes you along cascading glaciers, stunningly...

First Cliff Walk, Switzerland

First Cliff Walk, Switzerland

The Grindelwald First Cliff Walk is a narrow metal walkway clinging to the edge of a steep cliff at a dizzying height of 2000+ meters leading to a sky bridge which rises 45 metres out into the void. Oh, and the sky bridge has a glass floor so you...

Things to do in Santorini, Greece

Things to do in Santorini, Greece

Whitewashed buildings set against the stunning blue sea, the incredibly beautiful caldera, thousands of years old and superbly fascinating history, and fantastic Greek food - the volcanic island of Santorini is one of the best places to visit in...

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Must-see locations in Switzerland

First Cliff Walk, Switzerland

First Cliff Walk, Switzerland

The Grindelwald First Cliff Walk is a narrow metal walkway clinging to the edge of a steep cliff at a dizzying height of 2000+ meters leading to a sky bridge which rises 45 metres out into the void. Oh, and the sky bridge has a glass floor so you look down into that...

Mount Titlis, Switzerland – A breathtaking glacial paradise

Mount Titlis, Switzerland – A breathtaking glacial paradise

One of the biggest highlights of Central Switzerland, Mount Titlis is an easily accessible glacier with stunning views of snow-capped mountains and beautiful Alpine landscapes. A worthy alternative to the pricey (and super crowded!) Jungfraujoch, Mt. Titlis is always...

Lake Brienz – Switzerland’s most idyllic lake!

Lake Brienz – Switzerland’s most idyllic lake!

Lake Brienz is one of the prettiest, yet one of the most underrated lakes in Switzerland! The uniquely turquoise blue colours of the lake, the charming Swiss villages around it and the beautiful landscapes of the Swiss Alps make Lake Brienz one of the best places to...

Itinerary guides for Switzerland

What is the best time to visit Switzerland?

What is the best time to visit Switzerland?

A question I often get asked and one that is slightly difficult to answer is: when is the best time to visit Switzerland? There is so much to see and do here that really there is no bad time to travel to Switzerland - it’s nearly a year-round destination.  It...

The best 5 days in Switzerland: 5-day itinerary!

The best 5 days in Switzerland: 5-day itinerary!

Switzerland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and no amount of time would be enough to fully explore it! I’ve lived here for a couple of years now and yet it feels I’ve barely scratched the surface. However, for a short visit, 5 days in Switzerland...

25 best places to visit in Switzerland

25 best places to visit in Switzerland

Beautiful scenic locations, stunningly pretty lakes and mountains, charming towns and villages, the yummiest chocolates and cheeses, and superlative public transportation - what’s not to love about Switzerland! (Except maybe how expensive it is but hey, you get used...

Hiking in Switzerland

Zermatt 5 lakes hike, Switzerland

Zermatt 5 lakes hike, Switzerland

5 beautiful lakes, the mighty Matterhorn, snowy mountains and impressive glaciers - all await you on this lovely hike in Zermatt, also known as 5-Seenweg. One of the most famous trails in the Zermatt region, the 5 lakes hike is one of the best things to do if you are...

Gornergrat – Riffelsee Hike in Zermatt

Gornergrat – Riffelsee Hike in Zermatt

If you were to do just 1 hike in the Zermatt region, make it this Gornergrat hike. The Sun Trail from Gornergrat to Riffelberg descends along the Gornergrat Bahn, the world-famous railway line and takes you along cascading glaciers, stunningly beautiful lakes and lush...

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