Oak Trail, Epping Forest

Being far away from my beloved Alps is a lot harder than I initially thought. My longing for high peaks is constantly there – my desktop background speaks for itself. However, instead of falling into a long depression, I decided to tackle the issue differently: discover hiking routes around England. Unless I make my way to the Lake District, the Highlands or Snowdonia I need to exchange the feeling of mountaineering with long walks through forests around the Southern part of the Island. I started this morning with the nearby Oak Trial, a nice trail in zone 6 which served the purpose of walking in my new hiking boots. Continue reading

My Favourite Ski Resorts (Part I)

img_7970-1During the winter months, I spend roughly 2 weeks skiing. For someone living in London this is already a good rate, considering that skiing also means a lot of travelling and logistics. Luckily, my parents live in the Alpine region which is why I fly home once per month during the skiing season. However, as much as I love the mountains, they have only played a small role on this blog (here and here) which is why I want to dedicate more posts to my biggest passion, all about snow, mountains, winter sports and so on. I have already posted once about my favourite ski resorts, yet, I thought I’d give it an update for Switzerland, Germany, France and Austria. Continue reading

Wimbledon

IMG_6912Before sharing my top B&B to stay in Cornwall (what to do here & where to eat here), I want to take you to Wimbledon, the famous tennis tournament in London which comes to an end today. It was my second Grand Slam as I went to Paris two years ago, and hope to see Melbourne and New York in some time, too. Last Wednesday I had the chance to visit the All English Lawn Tennis Club when matches and weather were both impeccable. Continue reading

Sports… And Sports

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You might have seen it on my Instagram account: I went back to lovely Switzerland as to take some time off. I have come to realise that I was a bit wrenched out after my exam week and that some days with my family would be the best medecine to get back on track. The moment, I was back on skis, overlooked the white mountian peaks and felt the adrenaline rush, I WAS back on track and all negative thoughts vanished. Continue reading

Snowshoe Hike

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Good morning and happy Sunday!

Call me childish but when I see snow, endorphins are released to their maximum. I want to run outside and spend all day playing with this wonderful texture. My passion goes as far as I even write my bachelor thesis about this topic. Being now home in Geneva, surrounded by mountains, allows me to give free rein to my obsession. Continue reading

Far Far Away

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Happy Sunday!

Hopefully you all had a blessed Christmas. I deeply apologise for my absence during the last week but as already mentioned a couple of times, I was somewhere in a cabin in the Swiss Alps in order to spend my favourite holiday. Even though snow was little, I loved our temporary home and wonder why I only did such a holiday at the age of 22. Continue reading