A Christmas tradition from Appenzell Inner-Rhodes

Here comes a Christmas tradition from a special canton of Switzerland, Appenzell Inner-Rhodes, the smallest Swiss federal state by population number and the last one to award women the right to vote in cantonal elections (only in 1991). Appenzell Inner-Rhodes is most known for the practice of Landsgemeinde, open voting by…

Urban hiking – Sentier Ritter

This is one of my favorite hikes in Fribourg because it’s well hidden and goes through a forest and along a lake giving me the impression that I am far away from the urban world. These nature trails in the middle of the city make this place so appealing and…

Rullion is back with a vengeance

When I was a child, the beginning of March was always a magical and highly expected time of the year, partly because I never liked January and February. After the euphoria of December, they seemed to me like a perpetual Monday. March was the promise of good weather, Martisor  [Mərtsishor]…

Swiss Papercut Art – Château d’Oex Museum

We recently visited the Museum of the district Pays d’En Haut in Château d’Oex which is hosting a temporary exhibition of Swiss paper-cut art from the Simmental, Saanenland and Paysd’Enhaut regions of Switzerland. I am social here:

The Japanese Daruma Goal Setting Doll

 In my native culture fate or the divine factor have a leading role in the evolution of our human life, it is believed that we all have our fate set from birth. I grew up with all sorts of mystical explanations about fate or the divine influencing love life, marriage,…