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Swiss-based ideas for what to do at home

Swiss-based ideas and resources to make the most of #stayinghome

Hi guys! My blog is usually about exploring outdoors and traveling to new places, but today I want to share some ideas for how we can make the most of staying home, as that’s the best thing we can do for ourselves and for Switzerland right now 🙂 I wanted this list to focus on local/Swiss shops, books, deliveries, etc. because that’s my community <3 Please comment more ideas below!

Three years in Switzerland

THREE YEARS in Switzerland. Technically the anniversary was in late January, but it took me a while to gather my thoughts and wrap my head around this. To be honest, I don’t have an exact date on which I celebrate because moving was a process – should I mark the first day I came here? The day I moved into the apartment? Or when I got my resident permit? Or maybe it’s the day of the flight from Helsinki to Zurich, when I closed the door for the last time on my beloved studio in my Northern home and flew two monster suitcases to Zurich, with a layover in Frankfurt and a flight so bumpy, so terrible, so emotional from FRA to ZRH that I became a scared flyer for the next two years, but Zurich officially became my only home? Since I don’t have an exact date, I go by my feelings and it now FEELS as what I think three years feels like. If you’re curious for what Year One felt like, you …

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.