Engadin Open Doors / Julierturm

We enjoyed and learned a lot from many architecture tours we joined as part of the Open House Zurich – Architecture for everyone. When we heard that a similar event is taking place in the Engadin, we were hooked right away, booked a hotel, and hopped on the train to the Engadin.

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Biking through 3 countries around the Lake Constance (Bodensee)

St. Margrethen (CH) – Bregenz (Austria) – Lindau (Germany) – Wasserburg – Langenargen – Friedrichshafen
Distance: 54km

Since last year we plan to cycle around Lake Constance bit by bit. We bike slowly, combining physical exercise with sightseeing, looking left and right, and dropping by beautiful places along the way. So we don’t cover a long distance, but we discover a lot on the way.

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Playa Bonita to Playa Coson – Morning Walk

Beach walking is my favorite morning activity in Las Terrenas. Sometimes with family, sometimes alone…

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Playa Lanza del Norte

Playa Lanza del Norte – Punta las Canas – Playita Honda – Playa Las Canas (back and forth)

This morning we continued our “walking project”, with the ultimate and probably illusionary goal to walk around the Samana Peninsula.

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Sunset @ Punta Bonita

Samaná Peninsula Walk

Playa Estillero to Playa Morrón, 2h, 7km

My sister-in-law Nicole and I had the idea to walk the Samana Peninsula little by little, eventually covering the entire peninsula.

Philippe joined us for the stretch from Playa Estillero to Playa Morrón. Unknown even to Nicole, we decided to take the sketchy details from Google Map as a base and play it by ear. Hiking paths, as I am used to in Switzerland seem to be rare, but in essence, we just have to follow the shoreline.

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Santo Domingo 2021

This year, we spend a few days in Santo Domingo before moving on to Las Terrenas. On the morning of our first day, with the generous help of the jetlag, we got up early and visited the showroom of a company producing typical Dominican tiles called Aguayo. We have an idea how to bring a bit of DR to CH.

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Terrasses de Lavaux walk

Pully Port – Lutry – Aaran – Rivaz

We made a nostalgic trip back to Lausanne, which was our home for almost 10 years.

The purpose of this trip was to see our nephew, who has started his study at EPFL this autumn. But, of course, Yasuko will never miss an opportunity to combine anything with a walk, so we tightened our hiking shoes and started to follow the famous “Route de Vignoble”. While living here, we walked and biked this area numerous times. The vineyards are of stunning beauty.

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Fantastic Augstmatthorn

Route: Alp Lompbach 1559m – Augstmatthorn 2137m – Suggiture – Harder Kulm 1322m11km, 700m up, 1000m down

On a sunny autumn day we went for the fantastic Brienzer ridge hike known for its trulry amazing views.

we took the Alpenbus from Interlaken to Lompbach, and arrive at the trailhead with a bunch of fellow hikers. The bus driver was kind enough to point out the freezing temperature, but made us hopeful by quoting the weather forecast for the day. Blue sky. So without hesitation, we started to walk on the still frozen path, to support the heat still within our body.

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F3F Swiss Championship @ Hahnenmoos

Today was my second F3F competition. The F3F discipline is about flying a 100 m course ten times as fast as possible. It’s a pretty technical and fun way to improve your model glider flying technique. The competition took place at the Hahnenmoospass, with great weather and good wind conditions. To my own surprise, I was able to take the 4hth place. Happy.

Glider: Shinto Pro, Vladimir’s Model

A big “thank you” to those which keep the F3F Swiss Pilots alive and organized the championship.

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