Tags: switzerland

In the middle

The other day, I took a walk in the woods. In the middle of the walk, in the middle of the forest, as it happened, there was an unexpected, beautiful little spot. It’s a reservoir surrounded by trees, a pathway with benches, and in the water there is a floating island of trees and bushes. [...]

Switzerland the way I always imagined

These photos are of my spectacular weekend in the Swiss Alps. This is the Switzerland I always pictured. Switzerland is a beautiful country and where I live has many wonderful sights: these are the sights. These mountains are what I see from my balcony and I was finally able to walk among them. I walked [...]

My first few impressions of bordering town Thayngen

Thayngen (pronounced: Tie-in-gen) is in the Schaffhausen canton here in Switzerland (the same canton where I live) and sits right on the border to Germany. Although these photos aren’t very new, I’ve been to Thayngen a number of times, mostly to go to my current veterinarian. I almost lived here and I wonder if maybe [...]

The mysterious castle only a short drive away

Almost every time I get in the car, I drive by Schloss Herblingen (Herblingen Castle in English). It’s currently a private home to multiple tenants, so those who go by it can only get a tease of the outside. Along the woods next to it, there are statues and I’ve seen deer a couple times. [...]

How I spent my birthday… in magical Bodensee

This is where I spent a good chunk of my birthday. I wasn’t really sure what to expect when my brother Robert told me Bodensee (Lake Constance/Konstanz) would be a nice spot to go for my birthday, but when I came upon the sight above, I was more than pleased. After a small picnic by [...]

A look at quaint little Flurlingen

While walking down the streets and snapping photos, I thought to myself that I wouldn’t mind living here. The village I live in is a bit too small for me, but Flurlingen has that bit of life and charm I like to picture when thinking of Switzerland. It’s situated in Zürich canton near Schaffhausen, Neuhausen [...]

Swimming in new waters

This past weekend, I finally went swimming for the first time this year. It was so cold, but so refreshing and worth it! I liked it so much that I went again yesterday which, according to the weather predictions, is the last sunny and hot day for a while. I swam in the Rhein (aka [...]

This is where I live (Part 4: surrounded by animals)

I’ve saved the best for last! My favorite part of living here is being so close to animals. Right behind where I live there’s a pasture where I can see two horses grazing almost all year round (the black and white/brown horse pictured below). There are sheep and cows as well as plenty of cats. [...]

Their dirty feet

I’ve decided to do something a bit different for today’s Fotoquote Friday. I was thinking of doing a part for my this is where I live series dedicated solely to the sky, but then thought better of it because 1) the sky is beautiful almost everywhere in the world, 2) I already have too many [...]

This is where I live (part 3: the view in the distance)

The view here may be one of my favorite things about where I live and takes my breath away almost every single day. When the sky is crisp and clear, I get the privilege of seeing the gorgeous Alps. Living in Switzerland definitely has its perks and this is one of my very favorite. Among [...]