Posts Tagged ‘Switzerland’

Aeugstenhütte & hike to Schwarzstockli in the Alps

Aeugstenhütte & hike to Schwarzstockli in the Alps

So you are visiting Zurich and you want to get out of the city and go on a hike? With the alps in view, there are so many trails to choose from, it can be overwhelming deciding where to go. I have had the pleasure and good fortune to go on many hikes around Switzerland, […]

Rapperswil, Switzerland – the city of roses

Rapperswil, Switzerland – the city of roses

Photo of the week: Rapperswil, Switzerland, aka Tom’s hometown. I always love going back to visit and I miss living in this beautiful little town on the lake which was my home away from home for three months in 2012. Rapperswil is called the city of roses because more than 16,000 roses that bloom in […]

Peaceful in Switzerland

Peaceful in Switzerland

I am back in Switzerland and I am back to feeling at peace. This photo was taken during a relaxing evening walk around the Katzensee, a lake near my new home in Zurich. Life is good here and I am blessed!

Best of 2013 – By the Seat of My Skirt

Best of 2013 – By the Seat of My Skirt

This post is late, but I enjoyed reliving 2013 putting together the “Best Of” list!   BEST ADVENTURE: Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro   BEST CHALLENGE/ACHIEVEMENT: Summiting Kilimanjaro – 19,340 feet!   BEST HOME AWAY FROM HOME: Stäfa, Switzerland   COOLEST CREATURE: The Lemur   BEST FIRST IMPRESSION: Naxos, Greece   BEST DAY HIKE: There is a great hiking trail Glarus, Switzerland that […]

Living in Stäfa, Switzerland

Living in Stäfa, Switzerland

When Tom decided to move to Stäfa, I wasn’t sure how I felt about it.  I had absolutely loved living with him in Rapperswil the year prior, which had felt like my home away from home. I had looked forward to returning and once again wandering through the cobblestone streets of old town and watching the sunset […]

Lights on the lake

Lights on the lake

Photo of the week: Lights on the  lake of Zurich as seen from Stäfa, Switzerland. To see more photos of Stäfa CLICK HERE.

The Doors of Geneva

The Doors of Geneva

I am not a connoisseur of doors; however, it seemed to me that the doors of Geneva are quite special. Old and grandiose they beckoned me to enter. They just don’t make doors like these anymore! To see more pictures of Geneva CLICK HERE.

Swiss Culture. So sweet it is.

Swiss Culture. So sweet it is.

During an evening bike ride along a gravel path surrounded by nothing but the natural beauty of the Swiss countryside, I stumbled upon a sort of makeshift shop. My curiosity made me stop for a closer look. For sale was a random and eclectic assortment of goods including costume jewelry, neon colored hair scrunchies, clothing, […]

Hiking in the Alps – Klöntalersee

Hiking in the Alps – Klöntalersee

Photo of the week: Klöntalersee is a natural lake found in Glarus, Switzerland in the Alps. The beautiful lake also serves as a reservoir for electricity production. There is a great hiking trail that takes you up 1800 meters (5500 feet) to a mountain pass and loops around for stunning views. CLICK HERE to see more photos from […]

Different Countries, Different Customs. Learning what NOT to do

Different Countries, Different Customs. Learning what NOT to do

I strategically positioned myself on the outer left perimeter of the women, ready to box out anyone who got in my way. Knees slightly bent standing on the balls of my feet, I anticipated the throw. My adrenaline was pumping, I took a deep breath. She heaved it over her head and it sailed high […]

The Aesthetic of Lostness

The Aesthetic of Lostness

“Half the fun of travel is the aesthetic of lostness” – Ray Bradbury I recently took a transcontinental flight with a 10-hour layover. My total travel time from San Francisco to Zurich would end up being 27 hours. Yes, there were other flight options, perhaps even “better” ones depending on your perspective, but I chose […]

Embracing fear on a Euro Motorbike Tour

Embracing fear on a Euro Motorbike Tour

The red bike leaned sharply as we ascended the winding mountain road. I clung to Thomas, my arms wrapped tightly around his waist. We were near the border of Austria and Italy, approaching yet another mountain pass. So far I had enjoyed myself, despite my initial hesitations to ride on the back of my boyfriend’s […]

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