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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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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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Golden Obersee

It’s been a bit over two and a half years since I moved to Switzerland. Since the very first moment, and every time the weather has allowed us, we’ve been busy exploring this great little country, mostly hiking and wandering in the beautiful Swiss Alps. It has been a delightful […]

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When seasons meet

Sometimes plans don’t go the way you imagine. This isn’t necessarily bad… You plan to go somewhere just to make a photo and, eventually, you end up doing something entirely different from what you had in mind. This happened to me a few days ago. Like last year, we went […]

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Winter in Elm

March is here and with it, the first signs of spring. Here in Zurich there’s hardly any trace of winter. Maybe it’s still possible to find tiny patches of snow or ice in Uetliberg, but not in the city anymore. There are tiny flowers growing already. A lot of crocuses […]

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Alpabfahrt, the Swiss end of Summer

If there is a Swiss tradition that I was looking forward to seeing that is the Alpabfarht. What is the Alpabfarht? The Alpabfarht (from German, means the drive from the mountain pastures) takes place when the farmers take their cows (or goats or sheep) back to their sheds after they […]

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One last summer hike

Summer is almost over… I say almost because, when I came home last week, it still looked a lot like summer. It’s been a hot and long summer in Zurich, and the city welcomed me back exactly as I left it: scorching temperatures and a clean blue sky… It felt […]

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