ONE DAY IN COMO

If you are in northern Italy or even in Ticino Switzerland and you want to spend a different day visiting a new place or even just relaxing Como is the perfect destination. Como is a beautiful town on the famous lake that inspired Alessandro Manzoni, who begun his Promessi Sposi (The Betrothed) with a homage…

ZURICH SUMMER VIBES

The city on the Limmat is one of the most attractive cities in Switzerland and certainly one of my favourite in terms of nightlife and fun. A week-end in Zurich or even a few days more is a must if you are visiting Switzerland. I highly suggest going to Zurich during summer as the sunny…

VALS THERME

Vals Therme is an astonishing piece of art in the middle of the mountains in the Canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. They were conceived by the internationally acclaimed architect Peter Zumthor. Vals is a small village in the Surselva region located up in the mountains and easily reachable by car. You can also take the…

WATER SPORTS ON LAKE MURTEN

Lake Murten (Murtensee or Lac de Morat) is the smallest of the three lakes on the periphery of Jura. The Broye canal connects it to the Lake of Neuchâtel which further communicates with lake Biel. Lake Murten is actually quite shallow which means it’s also quite warm and you can swim in it from spring…

SPRING DELIGHT

Sometimes, the only realists are the dreamers. Paul Wellstone Who would have ever thought I was going to spend Easter here in Switzerland? Well WE, I should say: the whole world is spending it in a confinement of some sort wether they are celebrating or not… The thing is I think I always made it…

OKTOBERFEST

“I don’t think I’ve drunk enough beer to understand that.” Terry Pratchett 50 minutes seemed like a few seconds on the plane yesterday. Geneva to Munich in less than one hour. I didn’t have enough time to realise we had taken off and we were already landing in Germany. In Munich for the first time…

JUMP INTO THE PAST

“I admired then, on the bottom of the water filling the port, a certain quantity of squared tombs almost all without their covers…” Emmanuele Mola I’ve always found archeological sites fascinating. The first one I visited was the Acropolis in Athens. I was 8 years old and felt so small in front of the Parthenon….

WALK UNDER THE STARS

“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” Vincent Van Gogh Gradually the darkness invaded the sky. The hot afternoon sun slowly hid beneath the horizon line separating the sea from the sky. As the sunlight slowly diminished the stars became to shine. A beautiful…

CHILDHOOD DREAM

“You cannot kill a breeze, a wind, a fragrance; you cannot kill a dream or an ambition.” Michel Onfray The birds are singing again, another day is rising. The sunlight slowly penetrates through the window that was accidentally left a bit open yesterday evening. The cotton sheets caress my skin and I’m not quite sure…

LET THE FUN BEGIN

“A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.“ Robert Orben Summer has started since a few months now even though its beginning seemed quite turbulent. Finally the sun came out the days got warmer and warmer as my routine got harder and harder. These pas few months have been…

MOM IS SUDDENLY HERE

“I decided I’m coming to visit. I’ll be there tomorrow morning!” my Mother Improvising has always been one of my mom’s best qualities, especially when it comes to travelling. We have travelled a lot as a family, when me and my siblings were kids. Most of the time the trip was the journey and the…

VISIT IDEAS

“Someday, men will visit ideas instead of places.” Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut Beneath our feet. Beneath that solid ground that seems so important to us. That same ground on which we stand. Ground, Earth, Soil with which our feet are constantly in contact. Imagination runs wild thinking of the layers under my…

GOODBYE KOSICE

“You can’t go home again” Thomas Wolfe Nostalgic thoughts are crowding my mind as I look out the window on the bus, I am riding to Budapest airport. The memories of the people I met, the friends I made, the adventures I lived, the sad periods I went through, the joy shared with those that…

SUNDAY IN LEUKERBADT

“Sweet life continues in the breeze, in the golden fields.” Jack Kerouac, Book of Sketches I woke up, a first time, with the sun trying to shine through the stores of the bedroom and enlightening lightly the space. Of course, I went back to sleep at first, but the sunlight became slowly more intense and…

MEDIEVAL NIGHT

I like to fly close to the edge. I like to play with fire. Dean Ambrose Yesterday evening I decided to visit my sister in Martigny, a cute little town in Valais surrounded by green mountains, given the season. It’s always a pleasure to visit Valais. I love the scenery on the highway to get…

ART BASEL

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Thomas Merton , No Man Is an Island Yesterday morning started as one of those days you just want to stay in bed under the soft sheets even if you are well awake and know something important is up. I finally managed…