Winter made a little appearance last weekend. After two weeks of radiant sun, clouds came and left a little bit of snow even in Zurich. But that didn’t stop us. I’m still longing for white winter landscapes! And with that in mind, we went to a place we have visited […]Read More
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Frohe Weihnachten from Zurich!!
It’s that time of the year again! The last month of the year has arrived and, with it, the Advent season… And there’s no better place to enjoy these days than in Switzerland. I still remember the first time I visited Zurich five years ago… I was amazed! I came […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Alpabzug in Entlebuch
Summer is over. It’s been a long one, but now it feels like it’s gone for good. We’ve been enjoying a sunny and warm September, with some last swims in Zurichsee, strolls in the city and the forest in Uetliberg… But these last days the rain has come back to […]Read More
Züri-Fäscht: the great Zurich festival
After a small break from the online world, here I am again! A few days ago, we celebrated in Zurich the Züri-Fäscht. This is a summer festival that takes place in the city of Zurich every three years and the biggest festival in the whole of Switzerland. During three days, […]Read More
Merry Christmas!! And Happy 2019!!
These last few weeks we’ve had family and friends visiting us in Zurich, eager to experience the Swiss Christmas. And, among other things, we took our visitors around Zurich to see the different Christmas Markets. It has been a beautiful Advent time to explore the different stalls selling handicrafts and […]Read More
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… in Basel!
Hiking season may be over, but that doesn’t mean that I’m staying home until the snow melts next year. The cold has arrived at the most perfect time: Christmas is here! Just a few days after my last hike in Calfeisental, the Christmas markets have sprouted all over Swiss cities […]Read More
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 […]Read More