Spring in Zürich

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If you ask me, spring came early to Zürich. As soon as March arrived, so did the sun and the 15-degree weather. Patio tables and people came out of hiding, and you didn’t have to search hard to find a well-dressed old gentleman sipping an espresso over a newspaper at an outdoor cafe table. I kept waiting for it to get cold again, but it never did. Yesterday in the city I already saw women in dresses and men without their suit jackets.

I am just not spoiled like this. Continue reading “Spring in Zürich”

Three months in

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Grüezi friends!

Time flies. It feels like just days ago I got my welcome package from the City of Zürich and started this blog, and now it’s three months later, I am deep into my integration and so many of you are talking to me and supporting me on a daily basis (thank you :))

For those who are thinking of moving to Switzerland, or are also new to the country, I don’t want to give the impression that it’s just paradise. It’s a beautiful, clean, functioning place with stunning nature (which I haven’t fully experienced yet) and livable cities (if Zürich is an example), people are friendly and the weather is mild. So far I love it here and I am happy, but this doesn’t mean there aren’t bumps on the road. Continue reading “Three months in”

Afternoon at a rooftop spa with views of the city

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I’ve decided to start a “Zürich places” list. On Instagram I often get questions about what to do in the city. The truth is, I wish I knew more! Between courses, homework, and applications, most of my discovering has been limited to walking – but I’ve managed to explore a few cool spots and I want to share them 🙂

Last weekend we went to the Thermalbad & Spa Zürich. Continue reading “Afternoon at a rooftop spa with views of the city”

Two months in

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Moving to a new country is like getting into a new relationship.

You start to spend time together. You slowly get to know each other. You have cool dates and also some awkward moments. When it’s fun, you try new things, when it’s tough, you try to compromise. And as time goes by, you figure out if there is enough magic for a long-term commitment.

Today is my two month anniversary with Zürich.

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A Swiss welcome

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Here’s an unsexy topic that usually doesn’t get mentioned very often next to beautiful Instagram pictures: bureaucracy. When you move for the first time to a new place, you think about the city having job opportunities or being beautiful, you hope there are nice people and that somewhere close there is nice nature, perhaps you check if there are a lot of places to travel to nearby – but you rarely think “Oh, I hope the bureaucracy works well there”. No, that kind of wisdom only comes several international moves later.  Continue reading “A Swiss welcome”