Articles by: mercedescatalan

Exploring Antequera and El Torcal

I’ve been a bit missing lately. I have spent a few days in Madrid, Spain. I can’t call it holidays, as we have just been visiting family. With the Covid still spreading everywhere, we limited our social interactions to just our closest ones, avoiding friends almost completely. I missed them! […]

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The ascent to Augstmatthorn

Summer has arrived and, with it, restrictions have ended in Switzerland. Little by little we are returning to normality. The only reminder of the epidemic is the few people that wear masks on the streets of Zurich and the hand sanitizer at the door of every shop and restaurant… These […]

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Hiking in green Appenzell

Mountain trains and cable cars are open again here in Switzerland. Another step to normality and, officially, the beginning of the hiking season. Yeeeiiii!!!! Now we can reach higher and more remote places. Before this, everybody was going hiking to the same locations, all reachable by car, and that meant […]

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Griesslisee, the little glacier lake

It’s been more than two months since the last time I went to the mountains. At that time, landscapes were still white and pristine, lakes were frozen… Since then, spring has arrived, unusually dry and warm. The snow has melted almost everywhere and the green grass covers the idyllic Swiss […]

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Spring at home. Part II

It looks like things are slowly improving. Here in Switzerland, some businesses are starting to open and soon children will be back in school. But that doesn’t mean that things are back to normal. It will take some time before they are. So we are still doing the responsible thing, […]

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The lake of the butterflies

Dream now, travel later. That’s the slogan used by the Swiss tourism organization to promote Switzerland these quarantine days. I like the idea. My personal version of this sentence would be “dream now, hike later”. I’m so looking forward to the lockdown being lifted!! Last time I went hiking, everything […]

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Goldau Tierpark

It’s hard to believe it, but we have been at home for more than a month already. It hasn’t been very hard so far… I’ve tried to be busy, taking photos of all the spring signs that appear every day, preparing my terrace for the new season, taking care of […]

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Spring at home

Spring is here. Even if we are confined at home, the world hasn’t stopped for us and everything is blooming all around us. As I said in my previous post, I don’t plan to stop taking photos. I need to find beauty during these uncertain days. I find it very […]

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