Zuerifaescht

It’s Züri Fäscht at the moment and we saw great air shows. It’s impressing at what speed they fly and trust each other to be where they’re supposed to be as they got pretty close to each other sometimes! They did fantastic maneuvers, but these are difficult to display in a pic, that’s why you just get to see some formations. If you want to see them, it’s still two more days to do so.
On the pic of the Super Puma (Transport helicopter of the Swiss Air Force) you see the two pilots waving)!

The fire works were amazing but my location and the pics not as much. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to see some more tomorrow. Or you just come around and watch it by yourself (just be aware it’s quite crowded).

Apart from that I’ve learned that the beak of a duck looks like the outline of a dog’s head, which I find hilarious and hard to forget again.

Zoo Zürich

Yesterday we went to the Zoo and even saw a baby flamingo and a young peacock!
I should definitely go there more often.
The wallabies, emus and koalas were in the open-air enclosure but just chilling in the shade, which makes totally sense  at 31°C outside.
Have a nice weekend everyone.

Rigi

This week it’s going to be sunny and the temperature should reach around 30-37°C!
Yesterday we went on a nice walk on Rigi (also known as Queen of the Mountains). There was fog, mist, clouds and plenty of sunshine as well as the sound of birds and many cowbells. I’ve also discovered a lovely restaurant with delicious food. Mhhh!
There are many places in this country that I haven’t seen yet and I’m looking forward to explore more of them!

Luzern

It was a wonderful weekend with cycling, markets, Latino-Hiphop and lots of time on the lake with four different ships. Three of them were steamboats and one of them even pulled in the chimney and the mast for a bridge undercrossing! The weather wasn’t brilliant but we made the best of it and adjusted our plans accordingly.
Lucerne’s city walls and towers are impressive to explore and offer a wonderful view of the lake and mountains. The tower clock is the first to strike on the hour, as the city expressly reserves the right to do so for itself (beware: don’t be on the tower on that time, it could be loud..).

I wish you a wonderful evening and a smooth start into the new week.

Italy

These four days in Italy were so great!
I’ve been fourwheeldriving, went on safari, visited the Hanbury Botanical Garden in Ventimiglia, many nice bridges and waterfalls, went to a spa and even had a wonderful dinner in a restaurant where you don’t order, they just bring one course after the other (Ristorante Ca’ Mea in Badalucco, it’s fabulous)!
I’ve also seen some snow and plenty of fog! The weather was pretty diverse but all in all we were lucky. I love the sound of the frogs, the sea and the birds so very much and could listen to it all day!
Here are some impressions:

 

Walk to Albispass

Today was perfect weather to do a nice walk. It was sunny, cloudy, windy, warm, just the right mix from all of it! The view was great and on the way were blooming magnolias, fragrant wild garlic and plenty of inviting benches to relax and enjoy.

Instead of looking for chocolate on eastern, once more I’ve picked up a lot of trash on the way. That makes me feel like I did something good, inspires others to do the same, is good for the environment and it’s at least as many lunges as many do on a regular routine in the gym.
And hey, if you are one of the ones who throw rubbish wherever you want to: Please stop it. It makes no sense and isn’t good for anyone (and it doesn’t make you look cool at all).

Here’s some impressions from today: