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 [...]

unexpected zurich

unexpected zurich

Do your research, kids, or you'll end up spending your day wandering around aimlessly, just as I did. Wandering around aimlessly, although it can be slow and sleepy, can also make for seeing some really interesting things. Yesterday I went to Zurich. It was only an hour train ride from Basel, and as soon as [...]

unexpected conversations (basel)

unexpected conversations (basel)

It's only 1:17 pm but I am having the most fabulous day, so of course I'm going to throw up a blog post. My father is away climbing with our family friend, Peter, for the day, so I have the day to myself. When I woke up, I decided to hit the gym, and after that [...]

unexpected rainy days (basel)

unexpected rainy days (basel)

Today I learned a couple things. Umbrellas are lifesavers. No, your oxfords are not waterproof. Small puddles next to you seem infinitely bigger when a truck splashes through said puddle. Today was very wet. Rain is not the best while traveling, let me tell you. I woke up quite early because my Dad had a 6am business [...]