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Swiss Expo shames Dome failings

The Three Lakes region (around the lakes of Neuchatel, Biel and Morat, roughly equidistant from Basel and Geneva) is prosaically described as 'Switzerland's biggest vegetable patch'. Though not a prime tourist destination it is, in fact, visually stunning - a terrain of water, fields and vineyards, set against mountainous backdrops and dotted with small and prosperous historic towns of alternately French and Germanic character.

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