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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 [...]

This is where I live (part 2: field walks in the outskirts)

I hope that once you look through these photos, you’ll feel like I’ve taken you on a walk around my little village. I’ve been told that there are about 10 farmers that live here and tend to the many fields you see in these photos as well as animals that I plan on showing you [...]