Cheap Things to do in (& around) Basel

Cheap Things to do in (& around) Basel

Basel is an incredible city. It's absolutely stunning, though often overlooked, as people flock to Zurich instead. If you're in Basel, definitely try to make the most of it! There's so much to do in this beautiful place. I know you're thinking that anything and everything in Switzerland will be expensive, and while that's often [...]

The Best Time to Visit Zermatt & Gornergrat

The Best Time to Visit Zermatt & Gornergrat

If you think Switzerland, you're probably thinking of mountains, cows, green hills, and charming wooden buildings. That's Zermatt! Zermatt Zermatt is a great destination no matter the season. The town is cute and charming, and it has amazing views of the Swiss Alps and the Matterhorn (possibly the most iconic mountain in the Alps). From [...]

A Day Trip to Rheinfelden

A Day Trip to Rheinfelden

Today I went on a spontaneous adventure! I wasn't planning on blogging about this trip, but I was so blown away by how bloomin' lovely today was that I just had to. Basel is such a lovely hub for day trips all around the French Alsatian region, as well as cute little Swiss and German [...]

A Lugano Day Trip: Should You Visit Lugano in Winter?

A Lugano Day Trip: Should You Visit Lugano in Winter?

Switzerland is a gorgeous country. It's my goal to visit as many places within it as possible while my family is located there. So far I've covered Oeschinensee, Zurich, and Basel, and I've only just made it over to Lugano. I have a long way to go! My mum and I decided to take our Coop [...]

What the Heck is Fasnacht? What it is and Why You Should Go

What the Heck is Fasnacht? What it is and Why You Should Go

Fasnacht is a local festival in Switzerland; it's Basel's version of Carnival! I had never ever heard of it before coming to Basel, but I'm SO glad I know what it is now! I was lucky enough to have a week off of uni that overlapped Fasnacht. If you're in the Basel Canton the Monday [...]

How to Travel Switzerland on a Budget

How to Travel Switzerland on a Budget

Switzerland is known for being an expensive country, but everything you do doesn't have to cost a fortune! Ever since my family's moved here, I've been scoping out how to travel Switzerland as cheaply as possible! Where to Stay Honestly, accommodation is EXPENSIVE. If you're staying in the cities, I'd do some research ahead of [...]

unexpected day trip: bad säckingen, germany

unexpected day trip: bad säckingen, germany

While Basel has a city feel, Bad Säckingen has is a charming old town, filled with cute little houses and a relaxed atmosphere. Bad Säckingen is a small town in Germany. Although just a short trip away from Basel, the vibe is entirely different. It's amazing how two places right next to each other can [...]

unexpected hiking: oeschinensee, switzerland (and a mountain coaster!)

unexpected hiking: oeschinensee, switzerland (and a mountain coaster!)

Hello, friends! Today's post is about one of the best days I've had in Switzerland thus far. A day in the outdoors! Because really, is there anything better?! We went to Oeschinensee! Oeschinensee is a mountain lake. To get there, you have to take the train to Kandersteg, then take a funicular ride up. The [...]

unexpected basel: soaking up summer in ruby moon swimwear

unexpected basel: soaking up summer in ruby moon swimwear

My current address is located in Basel, Switzerland. Saying goodbye to summery days in Singapore was tough... no more beach days, endless sunshine, or tropical weather. Much to my surprise, Basel does Summer in its own way. During the summertime, Basel residents flock down to the river to go for a swim. All along the [...]

unexpected lucerne

unexpected lucerne

Yesterday, I ended up in Luzern, and I fell in love with it, in spite of the very cold, very gloomy weather. I started my morning out in Basel with a quite train ride chai tea latte and a cheeky chocolate chip bun. The train ride was about one hour, and the second I stepped off the train, I [...]