Author: Larisa

Glacier Express travel through Alps in Switzerland

Traveling on the Glacier Express

From Zermatt to St. Moritz, an 8-hour train adventure between two world famous Swiss destinations, across 300kms of mountain landscapes, bridges, viaducts and tunnels in the stunning scenery of the Swiss Alps. Here are my impressions and tips from our December winter-wonderland travel on the Glacier Express, a trip that I wanted to do from the moment I heard it exists.

Pumpkin shopping at Juckerfarm, Switzerland

Fall fun & Halloween pumpkins at Juckerfarm

I love fall, pumpkins, and Halloween, and no matter where in the world I live, I try my best to celebrate October in full color and costume. So you can imagine how excited I was to find that there is a sprawling farm overlooking Pfäffikersee, that is filled with thousands of pumpkins of various shapes and forms, and you can get there with a direct 30 min train from Zürich 🙂 

Hiking to Berggasthaus Aescher-Wildkirchli in Appenzell

Hiking in Appenzell

If you follow people who live in Switzerland through Instagram, you will without a doubt come across the classic picture of the Aescher Berggasthaus. Carved into the mountain, this little wooden house, with a pointy roof and a panoramic patio, looks too good to be true. But a pleasant 20-minute descent from the Ebenalp peak down the path that goes through fields and a cave, on the last curve, you walk right into this postcard view.

Sitting near a fountain in Niederdorf, Zurich

6 months in: 6 things about Zürich

Half a year living in Switzerland! Somebody pinch me. Even though this is all happening to me, it still feels surreal sometimes.

For this mini-milestone, I thought it would be fun to list 6 things about Zürich that I find unique and that, in one way or another, shape my everyday life. From church bells, trams and rooftops, to water, vibe and internationality – here is my list.