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Karen Cotting

Bern, CH

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Hello, I'm Karen. I live in Switzerland, near Bern. I am a cook and an illustrator - a perfect combination.

Maps By Karen Cotting

Nouvelle Calédonie by Karen Cotting

Bern, CH

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Places of longing - my plan for 2020 was to go to New Caledonia - a place diametrically opposed to Switzerland: an island, tropical flora + fauna in abundance, the second largest reef of the World. Hence, things turned out different and all I have at the moment is this map...

Long Distance Hikes in Switzerland by Karen Cotting

Bern, CH

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Admittedly no comparison to the AT, but still: 7 possibilities to hike across Switzerland. From the pilgrim trail to the Alpine Passes Trail, which leads through high alpine regions and over glaciers - there is something for everyone. Interested? Check this site: https://www.schweizmobil.ch/en/hiking-in-switzerland/routes/national-routes.html

Bella Vista by Karen Cotting

Bern, CH

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Since I had to cancel all my travelling abroad plans this year, I am doing a lot of hiking in my country. This is the fabulous views you get when hiking my favourite valley: Val di Muggio. It's the southernmost valley in Switzerland: wild, unspoiled + full of history. On clear days, you can see Monte Rosa + the Matterhorn.

The 2019 Gurtenfestival in Bern, Switzerland by Karen Cotting

Bern, CH

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This is a map of our local music festival. It takes place every year in mid July and is located on the Gurten, our local mountain. You get to the festival by taking a small rack railway or by hiking the 3.6 km and 300 altitude difference.

Pilgrim Trails in Emilia Romagna (northern Italy) by Karen Cotting

Bern, CH

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This June, I did the Via degli Abati in the northern part of the Emilia Romagna. It was beautiful and wild. There are plenty of other pilgrim trails in this part of Italy - not all leading to Rome...

Elba: Pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea by Karen Cotting

Bern, CH

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Still beautiful and worth a visit. Best in May + September - avoid July + August

500 years by Karen Cotting

Bern, CH

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For nearly 500 years, Europe ruled the World. An Empire based on blood, sweat + tears. Where is Europe now in 2019? I got the inspiration for this map from the current european elections + the ever present Brexit