Category: Switzerland

Fly Fishing? Really?

I have never fished – at least I never caught anything. But I have always been fascinated by the aesthetics of fly fishing. The setting, usually beautiful nature spots, and the graceful movements of a fisher casting lines. The first video shows an aspirational… Continue Reading “Fly Fishing? Really?”

Aabachtobel Hike on a former coal mine site

12km, 2h40m / Horgen – Hegimoos – Steinacher – Au – Horgen This afternoon we made a pleasant walk into a gorge in Horgen (Aabachtobel).  The moist banks of the little stream Aabach were full of bear garlic flowers and distinctive garlic smell was… Continue Reading “Aabachtobel Hike on a former coal mine site”

Flaacher Asparagus

Flaach is an area in north-eastern Switzerland known for its production of vegetables and in particular for asparagus. After our bike tour, we dropped-by two “Hofläden” (unattended farm shops) and bought the produce for the week…

Biking along the River Rhein & Rheinfall

4h, 38 km / Alten – Marthalen – Neuhausen am Rheinfall – German border (closed) – Rheinau – Ellikon am Rhein – Alten Today’s bike tour is full of highlights. In the chilly morning air we start almost alone from Alten towards Marthalen, a… Continue Reading “Biking along the River Rhein & Rheinfall”

Reppischtal – Limmat – Reusstal Bike Tour

Birmensdorf – Bergditikon – Limmat – Baden – Mellingen – Bremgarten – Birmensdorf 6h (with lots of breaks), 64 km Today’s bike tour was a bit unusual. We start the day with a quick hello to Katharina and Patrick as we pass by their… Continue Reading “Reppischtal – Limmat – Reusstal Bike Tour”

Homemade Pasta & Ravioli

During the corona crisis, our kitchen turned into a factory for homemade pasta and ravioli. The pasta machine which stayed idle for one or two years is now in standby mode, ready to produce pasta and ravioli anytime. Homemade pasta is fresh, tasty and… Continue Reading “Homemade Pasta & Ravioli”

Biking to Kaiserstuhl

56 km, 4h30, Steinmaur – Kaiserstuhl – Bad Zurzach – Tegerfelden – Ehrendingen – Steinmaur Yasuko promised it would be an easy bike tour of 35 km. It turned out to be rather strenuous 56 km stretch with a lot of ups and downs… Continue Reading “Biking to Kaiserstuhl”

Jedi Lift F3F an der Kante

Sakura, Sakura and Sakura!

Sakura, cherry flowers, are somehow dear to us Japanese. They are beautiful, but fragile and their short lives make us think of our life itself. A Japanese friend of mine told me that more than 40 cherry trees are in full bloom in Uster,… Continue Reading “Sakura, Sakura and Sakura!”

Glatt Route 29 – Part II

50 km, 3h30, Stettbach – Greifensee – Uster – Mönchaltorf – Wolfhausen – Jona – Meilen The dark clouds of the Coronavirus crisis are upon us, but the sky is blue and the air is warm. So we hop onto our bike to discover… Continue Reading “Glatt Route 29 – Part II”