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
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There was a city that I had been wanting to visit during Christmas for years. Strasbourg! My parents went a few years ago and showed me some photos they took there… The lights, the facades… it was magical in the photos! I loved so much what I only saw in […]Read More
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
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
I know, it’s been almost a month since spring began… But as I wrote on my last post, it took a few more days before we could feel it in Switzerland. But since it came, the last days in Zurich have been warm and clear and everything is blooming around! […]Read More
The city of Zurich celebrated the Sechseläuten this past Monday. It is a traditional spring festival with medieval roots. The celebrations consist of a big parade in the city centre, where the Zünfte, or traditional guilds of Zurich, take part and the burning of the Böögg, a snowman that represents the […]Read More