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Hike to Steingletscher

I write this post from Spain. I’ve been here already for a few weeks, enjoying my time with family and friends. The weather is warm, the days are still long… I’ve been at the beach, I’ve explored a few new places and I’m having a great time just relaxing at […]

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The trail to Gaulihütte

Last summer was all about discovering iconic places in Switzerland. We hiked three days in Zermatt, with the Matterhorn always in sight. We discovered the most beautiful places in Alpstein. We saw the Great Alescht Glacier and walked inside the carved ice cave inside the Rhône Glacier… All of these […]

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Summer in Alpstein

Against the prediction of the Böögg (this year the snowman’s head exploted after 17min and 44sec… not a very good forecast!), this summer is being hot in Switzerland. There had already two heat waves, when temperatures have reached 36ºC in Zurich. That is hot, very hot… scorching! There’s been also […]

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From Vals to Patnaulpass

Our first two days hiking in Vals were amazing (you can see the photos here and here). Beautiful views, lakes, farms, marmots… It was a very nice return to the mountains after the long rainy spring. As the previous days left us with a very good feeling, we decided to […]

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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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A walk into the Glacier

It’s been a few weeks of heat wave here in Switzerland. With thermometers over 30º, it’s hard to go outside during the day, and even harder to sleep well at night… I’d never had imagined that summers in Switzerland could be so hot!!! Apparently, this is being an unusual summer, […]

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Klausenpass

A few weeks ago, the weekend of my birhtday, a friend proposed us a plan: drive through Klausenpass in his Porsche. Of course, we couldn’t say no! We hadn’t been in any Swiss mountain pass yet, but I had already seen some photos on Instagram: narrow roads with incredibly tight […]

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