weisse schokolade bären

I may have to start a special column just to document all the varieties of Swiss chocolate that Martin and I have been trying. A column would be a great excuse to taste test more chocolate. And, I promise to share the go-to favorites always stocked on our sweets shelf. (I’ll also deliver them upon request via Die Post to my favorite Americans.) Read more

speerstrasse sights

One of the main reasons I started this blog was so that I could more easily share photos and anecdotes about adapting to life in Switzerland with all of you. This post is for my dad, who has already asked multiple times to see more of my neighborhood. So, on my post-run walk to the local Coop grocery store a few days ago I took these photos. Read more

grüezi from zürich!

Welcome to my neighborhood! Here are two views of my neighborhood on a walk to the tram after a dusting of snow in mid-January. Since then the weather has gone from bitter cold to Spring sunshine and back to windy and cold with flurrying flakes of snow that never stick. Those of you that know me well also know that I’m obsessed with snow and it has become a joke to Martin. Everyone morning he looks out the window before I do and claims it has snowed. Unfortunately, he usually is just teasing me. I’m still hoping for one more good storm before Spring arrives. Read more