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Golden autumn in Engadin

Autumn – the days are getting shorter, the air cooler, and the colors more and more amazing for every day that passes. My wife and I had managed to keep a weekend free in the calendar, and decided that we wanted to go somewhere special. As usual, the problem in Switzerland is not so much finding a nice place to go, but more deciding which of the many, many nice places to actually choose. After investigating things for a bit, we found a solution though: Sils Maria – in Engadin, in the canton of Graubünden. It was far enough away…

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Hiking in the heart of Switzerland

This year has obviously been different from other years in many ways, but one thing did not change – summer means hiking in the Swiss mountains! And with autumn now really having arrived in Zürich, I thought it a good time to finally have a look back at what we managed to do (and also, it’s not like there are going to be further summery hiking pictures this year that I could add in any case…). In between summer holidays in Denmark and Bulgaria, we managed two hikes – both in central Switzerland, in the cantons of Nidwalden, Obwalden and…

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Winter(ish)

Hmm… Lately it seems that my posts have gotten a bit too seasonal, as in, one per season – but at least there are posts! Things are busy, and the lack of real winter (with rain instead in many places) has limited the amount of winter hiking that we’ve felt like doing – but not completely eliminated it ;) Back in January, we spent a day in Braunwald. A car-free city (seeing as a train is only way to get there) in Glarus, not too far from Zürich, but still very much in the “real” mountains. The weather was great,…

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Summer hiking

Regular followers of my blog might have been a bit confused by the apparent lack of hiking pictures from Switzerland this summer. Well, it’s been busy! Luckily only in the sense that I haven’t had time to put up the pictures – as I did actually manage a good handful of hikes ;) The first went to the Valünertal in Lichtenstein in early June. My parents came to visit Petya and I, so we all went for a hike in the quite remote valley. There was a wonderful walk up through the valley, with the Valünerbach flowing alongside the path…

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2x Summer holidays

Since moving to Switzerland, I’ve usually spent a week or so at home in Denmark during the summer – visiting family and friends, enjoying the seaside, and eating lots of sild. My girlfriend, originating from Bulgaria, is more or less used to the same thing, just in, well, Bulgaria. Wanting to spend the holidays together, we thus opted for doing a small tour of Europe: 15 days, about 4000km by plane, 2000km by car, 250km by train (and maybe 15km by bike) and 7 different places to sleep, in first Denmark, and then Bulgaria… We started out enjoying some time…

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Visit from home!

Sometimes, one of the things I miss from Denmark, is the extra week of holiday. But luckily, my friends back in Denmark still have that – meaning they once in a while have time to come visit! This was the case during the week of Easter this year, so I took up the task of making sure they got a good taste of what Switzerland has to offer. Having spent the first two days in and closely around Zürich, I was finally able to take a day off work – so we rented a car, and went on to find…

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From summer to winter…

It’s been a while since my last post here – so the change from the summery photos in the last post to this, may seem a bit abrupt ;) The last six months have been busy for me though, and while I have been able to get out with the camera, I’ve rarely been able to get enough good shots to warrant a complete post. With winter having arrived in Switzerland though, and a couple of Saturdays to spare, my girlfriend and I decided to head out for a bit of hiking in the snow. We opted for the “easy”…

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If it ain’t broken…

I had been quite busy in the weeks leading up to this year’s summer holiday, and with the weather in Switzerland potentially looking a bit dodgy, I dragged out actually planning what to do in the holiday for quite a while. In the end the holiday began, and I still didn’t have a plan. Not wanting to sit at home spending a week trying to figure out something new and exiting to do, I went for the easy solution, and repeated what had worked so well last year – and booked a hotel for a handful of nights in Lugano.…

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Hiking in the Canton of Schwyz x2

It’s summer in Switzerland – and you’d be a bit daft if you voluntarily spend all of it inside. Thus I’m doing my best to get out of the apartment and taking in as much as possible of the wonderful scenery that Switzerland has to offer. By coincidence, this has until now meant two hikes in June in the Canton of Schwyz, basically in neighboring mountain areas. Normally I don’t put photos from separate events into the same post, but seeing as these two hikes were close together in both time and location (and as I’ve been busy and ended…

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