Category Archives: Switzerland

Switzerland, Land of Cheese

Switzerland is one of my favorite countries for a multitude of reasons, with one of the largest one being the local cuisine. To be more exact, the local cheese. Sure, the country may be better known for its lovely chocolates, beautiful

Switzerland, Land of Cheese

Switzerland is one of my favorite countries for a multitude of reasons, with one of the largest one being the local cuisine. To be more exact, the local cheese. Sure, the country may be better known for its lovely chocolates, beautiful

Lugano: A Little Bit of Italy in Switzerland

At first glance, Lugano seems like any other Swiss city. You have the trademark colorful old buildings and narrow streets with chocolate shops and bakeries in every corner and the mountain range gratuitously standing in the distance. But look closely

Lugano: A Little Bit of Italy in Switzerland

At first glance, Lugano seems like any other Swiss city. You have the trademark colorful old buildings and narrow streets with chocolate shops and bakeries in every corner and the mountain range gratuitously standing in the distance. But look closely

Luzern / Lucerne

As a citizen of a bilingual country (Finland), I’ve gotten somewhat used to the idea of several official languages in one governing area. Still, the strength of the Swiss multilingualism came as a surprise to me. The official languages –

Luzern / Lucerne

As a citizen of a bilingual country (Finland), I’ve gotten somewhat used to the idea of several official languages in one governing area. Still, the strength of the Swiss multilingualism came as a surprise to me. The official languages –

Midsummer in Zürich

The first time I visited Zürich was in June 2003. I was just passing through, and I was just a kid back then, so I wasn’t really able to enjoy the city fully. The only thing I really remember about that

Midsummer in Zürich

The first time I visited Zürich was in June 2003. I was just passing through, and I was just a kid back then, so I wasn’t really able to enjoy the city fully. The only thing I really remember about that

Missing in Mount Uetliberg

It all began innocently enough. I woke up that warm summer morning in early June and peaked out the window. A beautiful sunny day. I had been planning a little hiking trip up Uetliberg, a mountain right at the edge

Missing in Mount Uetliberg

It all began innocently enough. I woke up that warm summer morning in early June and peaked out the window. A beautiful sunny day. I had been planning a little hiking trip up Uetliberg, a mountain right at the edge

Train Travel in Switzerland

Switzerland is so ridiculously full of beautiful places that you can’t possibly just visit one city and then go back home. Luckily the country is serviced by an exceptionally clean and trustworthy set of trains, with the rail routes moving through some of

Train Travel in Switzerland

Switzerland is so ridiculously full of beautiful places that you can’t possibly just visit one city and then go back home. Luckily the country is serviced by an exceptionally clean and trustworthy set of trains, with the rail routes moving through some of

Salsa Dancing on Lake Zürich

One of the most memorable nights of my very memorable life was definitely the wonderful warm summer evening I spent salsa dancing on a boat while cruising around the beautiful Lake Zürich in Switzerland. It was all so wonderfully weird.

Salsa Dancing on Lake Zürich

One of the most memorable nights of my very memorable life was definitely the wonderful warm summer evening I spent salsa dancing on a boat while cruising around the beautiful Lake Zürich in Switzerland. It was all so wonderfully weird.