In today’s Blast from the Past post I’m taking you to Trieste, a city in northeastern Italy by the Adriatic sea. Because it is very close to the Slovenian border, it was an ideal place to visit on a day trip back in autumn of 2008 when I still lived in Slovenia. Here are some photographs I took on this trip. I hope you’ll enjoy them!
Stoos is a mountain village located at alpine plateau in the canton of Schwyz, 1300 meters above sea level. In winter it turns to ski resort, but in other seasons is a popular hiking destination. On one Sunday in October, my husband and went there to hike.
On a last weekend of October, my husband and I spontaneously decided to visit Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein. We didn’t do any planning in advance, we just went there and explore the city without any prior knowledge about it.
Every autumn ceremonial descent of the herds from the summer pastures in the mountains take place all across the Alps. This festivities are in Switzerland known as Alpabfahrt, Alpabzug or Desalpe. Few weeks ago, I’ve visited one of those events: Alpabfahrt in Kerns village in Zentral Switzerland.
Stražun forrest is a large green space in my hometown Maribor in Slovenia and is a popular spot for walking and jogging. As it lies in close proximity to my parents’ home, I often go there for a walk with my parents’ dogs.
Don’t know what to do on a gloomy November Sunday in Central Switzerland? Visit Natur & Tierpark Goldau (Goldau Nature Park and Zoo) – an animal park housing more than hundred European wild and domesticated animal species (e.g. bears, wolves, chickens, otters, lynx etc.)!
As you might remember, I’ve already visited this animal park earlier this year with my brother. This time I’ve visited it with my husband.
A month ago, when October turned to November, my husband and I went to the charmingly cute mountain village of Zermatt in canton Wallis/Valais to celebrate my husband’s birthday.
Zermatt is beautiful mountain village. Likewise many other Alpine villages, it is full of charming peak-roofed wooden buildings. What differs Zermatt from other villages and makes it special is Matterhorn – iconic pyramidal mountain that can be found on every box of Toblerone chocolate and countless Swiss postcards.
Yesterday, I had some errands to run in Luzern’s Old Town. On such a wonderful sunny day I couldn’t resist taking some photos. Here they are:
Three years ago in November, I attended Räbechilbi, a traditional fall festival in Richterswil, a lovely village on the banks of Lake Zürich.
The festival can be traced back to the early 1920s and is held every second Saturday evening in November. The inhabitants of the village decorate the facades of their houses with turnip lanterns and there is also a parade of different constructions illuminated by hundreds of hollowed turnips. Continue reading
Autumn in Luzern can be very nice, but when the weather does not cooperate, it can be gloomy. Last Sunday in September my husband and I woke up in a cold misty morning. Pilatus Mountain and the surrounding mountains were covered with thick layer of clouds. The weather forecast wasn’t too promising. We both strived for some sun, so we’ve check the weather forecast in other parts of Switzerland. Canton Graubünden was supposed to have sun and clear skies, so we decided to drive there. Our destination was Flims, a lovely alpine town, on a terrace north of the Rhine valley.