Into the Woods

Today we took a walk in the woods up on the Zuriberg, which is located just a short funicular ride from our home. I love getting lost in its web of pathways, hiding away from the city for a while. The woods are the best place to experience the change of the seasons and they are particularly beautiful in autumn, don’t you think?

Market Day in Zurich

On Fridays, I try to make it an extra early morning in order to be able to go for a stroll across the market on Zurich’s Bürkliplatz and buy some fresh vegetables for the weekend. I love checking out the different stalls, see how they present their produce and how their offer changes across the

Hiking around Lago Ritom

Together with my team at work, I went on an overnight trip to Lago Ritom – a barrier lake in the Piora Valley. After arriving in the afternoon, some colleagues and I enjoyed a 2.5-hour walking tour around the lake that nestled between mountain tops at about 1850 metres above sea level. The hike offered everything from

Heimspiel Knyphausen 2016

Eltville is a small town in the middle of Germany in the Rheingau famous for sparkling wine, Riesling and roses. Apart from its many vineyards, Eltville boasts with small alleys framed by timber-framed buildings and a promenade along river Rhine. Every year in July the German Indie Scene goes on a pilgrimage to Eltville for

Accelerate & Unwind

We are going back to Japan! We had quite a hard time to decide where to go on our upcoming vacation, but eventually Japan won the race – especially since we found a very affordable flight. We will be staying for 10 days only, but I am really looking forward to this. My motto for this

#gobacktoblogging

Blogs become more and more irrelevant – at least that’s what I feel those days when I open my feed reader or head over to Bloglovin to see what others have published. It seems only natural: all those services like Instagram or Snapchat make content creation and distribution so much easier. I felt the same for a

100 Day Project

Last year in April, I attempted to take part in the 100 Day Project by The Great Discontent. The whole thing sounded simple, all you had to do was to chose a medium (pen and paper), find a topic (something from my day) and keep at it for 100 Days (everyday). However to me it was

For the Love of Reading

Today marks the 19th annual World Book Day and as an avid reader and former literature student, I want to talk a little bit about reading and give you some book recommendations. Since I was a child I loved hiding my head behind books. Visits to the local library were always a highlight and on our family vacations I would always

The Lake

“I will arise and go now, For always night and day I hear lake water lapping With low sounds by the shore; While I stand on the roadway Or on the pavements gray, I hear it in the deep heart’s core.” — W.B. Yeats

Spring Preview

Sunday gave us a preview of spring. The sun was out and so was everyone else. Zurich’s public places and the lakeside were crowded with people talking, kissing, holding coffee cups or beer cans, playing chess or boule – the air was filled with happiness about this sunny and warm day in the midst of February:

Before the rain

The weather these days is cold and rainy. Hard to believe that these pictures were taken a week ago – the sun was still out and we went on a walk towards the lake, passing through the university quarters, a hidden garden and the old town of Zurich. We passed meadows with flowers and those