last summer getaway


Just two weeks ago, I left dark and stormy Zürich on a Thursday morning to join Martin in Nice for our last summer getaway. Martin’s final big meet of the season, Les Jeux de la Francophonie, was the perfect excuse for a long weekend along the French Riviera, and after just 45 minutes in the air I was already looking down on the last summer sun sparkling of the Mediterranean. I was content with nothing more than just a weekend alternating lazing by the pool with lazing by the sea. And so that is what we did. (See instagram for more photos from this spot.) Read more

fränkisch-crumbach throws a party

Each year the little town of Fränkisch-Crumbach, Germany, throws a big party for hammer throwers. They welcome a field of international throwers, including competitors from all around Europe, South America, and even China. World records have been broken on this field which, for the rest of the year, is merely an empty expanse of grass behind the local grocery store. On this May weekend, the field becomes a reason for all the locals to come and enjoy some beer and bratwurst and see some of the best in the world throw. Read more

hallo heidelberg

The last weekend of May was the last of the long weekends peppering our holiday calendar thanks to the public observance of so many Easter-related holidays. In April and May alone, we had 6 public holidays not including several shortened work days in advance of the holidays. For those feeling jealous, keep in mind that we are now without public holidays until Christmas except Swiss National Day in August. While days off are nice, I do somewhat miss the spread of holidays in the US. Read more