Posts Tagged ‘Switzerland’

What is the capital of Switzerland?

What is the capital of Switzerland?

Do you know what city is the capital of Switzerland? I didn’t until my recent trip to the land of cheese and chocolate. If you had asked me, I would have guessed Zurich or Geneva and I would have been wrong. The capital of Switzerland is Bern, a city of about 140,000 people making it […]

Bernese Oberland – Interlaken, Switzerland

Bernese Oberland – Interlaken, Switzerland

Switzerland is said to be the world’s second-biggest adventure-sports destination (New Zealand being the first), and the Bernese Oberland is the country’s biggest hub of outdoor adventure and natural beauty. River rafting, canyoning, paragliding, bungee jumping, skiing, mountain climbing, skydiving and glacier climbing just to name a few! Being an avid adventure seeker, this is […]

By the Seat of Honey Badger: Dakhla Challenge

By the Seat of Honey Badger: Dakhla Challenge

Endless golden sands, couscous, medinas, cobras, kitesurfing, clunkers, off roading adventures … The Dakhla Challenge is a 5000 km off-road rally of clunkers starting in Plymouth England, traversing Morocco to the finish line in the windy city of Dakhla in Western Sahara … with the goal to use as little tarmac as possible, the more […]

Dakhla Challenge Route

Dakhla Challenge Route

This route map will be updated automatically in route as I have linked my SPOT GPS locator to this blog. CLICK HERE to read all posts related to the Dakhla Challenge offroad desert adventure!

LSNT: How to drive a stick!

LSNT: How to drive a stick!

I know, I know, it is ridiculous that only this past weekend I learned how to drive a manual transmission (aka “a stick” where I come from)! Apparently not having this skill before was very “American” of me. Nevertheless, skirt can officially drive a stick. There may be some stalling happening from time to time, […]

Skiing & Snowkiting in the Swiss Alps

Skiing & Snowkiting in the Swiss Alps

If I ever have children, I will put them on skis as soon as they can walk! This was the vow I made as I struggled to make it down the mountain, an endeavor that thrilled and frustrated me simultaneously. Before my eyes were a glistening lake, surrounding me were the gorgeous Swiss Alps. We […]

Photo of the week: Snowkiting in the Alps

Photo of the week: Snowkiting in the Alps

Thomas coming off the kicker at Brambrüesch.

Rapperswil, my new home away from home

Rapperswil, my new home away from home

“Do you want to meet me at the castle to watch sunset?” read the text message I received from Thomas. Clearly a rhetorical question I thought, but still I responded “YES! You read my mind!” I had spent the afternoon wandering around the small town of Rapperswil, attempting to discover my new home away from […]

GBF: Birthday Cake Gone Wrong

GBF: Birthday Cake Gone Wrong

THE GOOD: My youngster of a boyfriend turned a year older! For Thomas’ twenty-something birthday I thought it would be nice to make him his favorite cake … Black Forest. In my efforts to make the most perfect Black Forest Cake, I scowered the internet for the best recipe. I stumbled upon the blog Passionate […]

Golden Sands & European Trysts: My Next Big Trip

Golden Sands & European Trysts: My Next Big Trip

“About to take off!!! YAYYYY Can you please email me German words? Need a crash course! See you soooon! Love you heaps!!! MWAH” … was the erratic email I sent to Thomas as the cabin doors closed. The plane was ready for departure, and I was ready for yet another adventure abroad! Long- term travel […]

How to make butterzopf (Swiss braided bread)

How to make butterzopf (Swiss braided bread)

I love learning new recipes from around the world. My Swiss roommate taught me how to make butterzopf (braided bread) which is traditionally made every Sunday in Switzerland. The bread turned out so good and we enjoyed with butter and apricot jam! Make your own butterzopt as follows … 1. Mix ingredients bellow allow to sit […]