Category Archives: Switzerland

Goodbye Switzerland, Hello New Adventures

My exit from Switzerland was a culmination of sadness and happiness. The month had been filled with new experiences, with self-realisations, with pushing through when I was struggling, and, as always, learning opportunities. My inner scheduled self, competed with the … Continue reading

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Picking Myself up, on a Bicycle

I’ve written about it before, I am a self-confessed crappy cycler. When I’m descending hills, I hold the brakes to the point where the bike is at a standstill. I wobble with nerves when vehicles drive past me. I clip … Continue reading

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Chur! It’s a Beard Festival

When people ask me about my travel last year, there is one experience that is at the forefront of my memory and features heavily in my regaling – the time I watched a beard competition. This will go down in … Continue reading

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The Swiss Meltdown

Travel is a whirlwind adventure filled with wonderment, adventure, escapism, and personal growth. You put yourself out there, out of the security of your bubble and into the unknown – sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. Everything was going great … Continue reading

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The Swiss Food that I Miss

I have just been perusing my travel diary, flicking through the pages and wondering what part of my Swiss adventure that I’ll blog about next. The beard festival, Heidiland, my trip to Lake Como…?  That all went out the window … Continue reading

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Along the Beaten Track

Switzerland really is quite quaint, with a lot of nooks and crannies to explore. Amid the rainy days flourishing the greens, I’d follow little paths through the woods and along undulating hillsides.

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Standing on Top of the World

It’s raining hard, right now. I was going to go for a walk, too. Honest. This is reminiscent of my month in Switzerland, because even though it was summer it was an unusually wet August. This was a stark contrast … Continue reading

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Skinny Roads Lead to Heavenly Heights

When I have travelled, over the years, one of the things that I have appreciated the most about staying with hosts and friends is the hospitality. It doesn’t matter where I have been in the world, it seems that people … Continue reading

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Wilkommen to your New Home

I nearly missed my train from Zurich to Sargans because I had been standing amid the rapids of the rushing commuters, fixated by the flip flip of the schedule; zoned out with eyebrows knit, mouth agape, and a strand of … Continue reading

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A Welcoming Party into Zurich

I had never thought about Switzerland as a possibility nor a probability for visiting, but after making another workaway connection, I was headed there for August, to stay with another family. Landing in Zurich on 3 hours of sleep, I … Continue reading

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