• Bye bye 2011

    We spent the week between Christmas and New Years together with my sister in-law and friends from Romania. During these eight days we celebrated 3 birthdays (mine, Monica’s and Raul’s) + New Years Eve + Saint Vasile and between keeping our stomachs busy we managed to do some travelling and visited some of our favorite […]

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    Jan 6th, 2012 | Filed under Living in Switzerland
  • Ending the hiking season

    Before the snow settled seriously in the mountains we managed to do two more hikes at the end of this lovely indian summer that covered Switzerland. First one was in Graubünden, we went through Zügenschlucht canyon (near Davos) and the other one was a classical Rigi autumn walk with great view towards Lake Luzern and […]

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    Dec 26th, 2011 | Filed under Living in Switzerland
  • September and October: walks round-up

    These two months were stable from a meteorological point of view, few raindrops fell over Switzerland, some snow came also. This post covers 6 visited places: Pizol area in Eastern Switzerland, Maderanertal and Golznersee in Central Switzerland, Fräkmüntegg and Eigenthal near Pilatus(Luzern), Swiss open-air museum Ballenberg, Vaduz in Liechtenstein plus a fantastic weekend in Chamonix […]

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    Nov 16th, 2011 | Filed under Living in Switzerland, Travel
  • Lenk – Gstaad

    Simmental is a valley that we’ve only transited from Montreux to Spiez via the Golden Pass line and we never had the opportunity to give it a proper visit. It was only the last weekend of August when we decided for a 2-day trip in the area (is quite remote from Zürich) and we chose […]

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    Sep 14th, 2011 | Filed under Living in Switzerland
  • Niesen

    This popular peak was on my TODO list of hikes in Switzerland for a long time and only last Saturday we had the chance to accomplish this “task”. And it is popular believe me, the silhouette of this mountain, which is a shape of a vulcano as seen from lake Thun; but also the great […]

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    Jul 20th, 2011 | Filed under Living in Switzerland
  • Braunwald via Oberblegisee

    The weather forecast for the weekend looked very good but also high temperatures were predicted; so we planned to start the hike early in the morning and if possible to avoid the ascent during the midday. We chose Glärnisch mountain group mostly because Glarus/Linth valley are quickly accessible from Zürich with the Glarner Sprinter. The […]

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    Jun 29th, 2011 | Filed under Living in Switzerland
  • Val Bregaglia

    This rather remote area is best reachable from St Moritz direction therefore if you plan to travel from Zürich you need to consider one overnight sleep in the Engadine region. Decision to explore this part of Switzerland came after checking the weather forecast for the weekend and only few areas in Switzerland were cloud-free. Sleeping […]

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    Jun 26th, 2011 | Filed under Living in Switzerland
  • Beichle

    That was the first serious hike of the 2011 season. Between Luzern and Interlaken there are some mountain groups that looked appealing to me, meaning they have interesting shapes and ridges . Beichle is one of them and because of its relative small altitude (under 1800m), it was a good target for last weekend, when […]

    May 11th, 2011 | Filed under Living in Switzerland
  • Roggen – Jura

    May, 1 caught us, where else but in the mountains :). The whole weekend wasn’t too good for planning outdoor activities, especially because of a cold weather front which came from west. The forecast for Sunday looked grey and rainy in almost whole Switzerland with some exceptions in western part of it. I looked up […]

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    May 4th, 2011 | Filed under Living in Switzerland
  • Bütschelegg

    This is the name of a small mountain (in fact you can call it a hill) which is placed in Bern area and it has great views to the Alpes. We didn’t want to do a high-mountain tour, there is still plenty of snow there, but we wanted to go more for a relaxing walk […]

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    Apr 13th, 2011 | Filed under Living in Switzerland
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