Switzerland – The Sanctuary of the Madonna del Sasso on the hill above Locarno is accessible by foot up a pathway that passes ten churches on the way. Although we took the Funicular to this place of pilgrimage in Locarno.  Founded after the vision of Mother Mary by a Franciscan in August 1480, its interior is opulently decorated and it commands the most wonderful view of the city.

With our great leader Axel Simon taking a quiet moment outside.

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The Incidental Tourist

The Incidental Tourist is a Personal Travel Blog of a conscious traveller with a deep love for Africa, its people and the environment.

Here I bring you narratives, stories, video and photographs from my travels around the globe, including accounts of gorilla trekking in Uganda, tree planting in Zambia and turtle rescue in Kenya, accommodation and restaurant reviews, as well as details of the conservation efforts that I support.

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