Fall fun & Halloween pumpkins at Juckerfarm

Pumpkin shopping at Juckerfarm, Switzerland

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 🙂  Continue reading

The Summer List

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When I moved to Zürich in January, everyone said – “Oh, you just wait until summer – this city comes alive”.

And yep. Summer in Zürich is special. Everything becomes green and blue, everyone is always outside, rooftops are full, afterworks are loud, badis are open, and the atmosphere is “holiday” no matter if it’s Tuesday or Friday. But today the calendar reminds me that it’s August 30th (whaat??) and the weather forecast promises that fall weather could be coming as soon as tomorrow. It seems that everyone else got this memo too and is trying to make the most of the last warmth because I can smell barbeque on the balcony and hear people on the streets. It’s 9pm but the air is still warm. I will miss this.

Because this was my first hot season in the city, I jumped at every opportunity to be outside and to explore and was learning about cool things to do as I went along. Now that it’s drawing to a close, I feel like I know so much more about how I want to spend my summers here and I wanted to write a list for myself, of all the things that I still want to do. A Summer List.
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Spring in Zürich part II

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I purposely added two types of photos to this post: bright and sunny snapshots of an afternoon in wisteria-covered Belvoirpark, and moody green on gray pictures of rainy streets in Kreis 3. It’s a contrast that wasn’t there when I wrote my previous post, but now a month and a half later, I think it’s time to give a proper spring update.

If someone asks me, “So how is spring in Zürich?” I will now refer them to this side by side comparison of March and April 😀 Continue reading