Are the Swiss the happiest people in the world?

This question many of you like to ask someone living in the Switzerland. We are living here over 9 years, and I have to genuinely say….Yes I am happier and I am thankful for every day being here.

Switzerland is regularly rated as one of the countries offering the best quality of life in the world. It is very clean and safe and runs like swiss clock (almost). Switzerland is located at the centre of Europe, you can easily travel to Germany, Italy or France within couple of hours. It offers a wealth of opportunities to enjoy life amongst its breathtakingly beautiful mountains and lakes.

We are living in Kanton Zug. The political stability and high living standards have made Zug, one of Switzerland’s smallest cantons, a hard-to- beat place to live and work. OK, OK, it’s not London or NY, the population is about 30.000, but imagine that Zug has inhabitants from 128 nations. That’s amazing! As you see Zug is very international so you can get away with not speaking German.

If you like swimming, hiking, skiing, driving boat, diving, climbing, cycling, stand up paddle, paragliding and many more….believe or not, you will find it here on this very little spot.

 The Shopping, hmmmm… honestly not mine in Kanton Zug, lets say it this way, this place has lovely little shops, but nothing I would get crazy about. But that’s OK, we have just 2 1/2 hours to Milano or Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich (20 min.) will also do.

Zug’s main shopping area is located in the heart of the city,  and is designed to provide pedestrians with comfortable shopping. Never mind where you start from, you will easily find your way back. In the Metalli Center, situated besides the railway station and the Baarerstrasse, you will find a great variety of shops and restaurants. Strolling through the old town (“Altstadt”) from the main railway station to the Casino along the lake, you will find, elegant boutiques, many jewelers, banks, lovely confectioners and many sidewalk cafés with outdoor terraces and beautiful mountain and lakeside view. This historic part of Zug is traffic free, a real paradise for pedestrians and dog walker.

We are on the bike every day in summer, it is lovely to drive among the stunning lakeside and well-tended farms with cows and sheeps on the fields, still not far away from modern civilization.

Come and see Zug, it is well worth the visit, you will see traditional and modern Switzerland at its best.

Have a look at the amazing video, which inspired me to write this article! The granny would be definitely fitting in our family! 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Living in the castle, would you?

Most of us living in modern architecture buildings, some are little older or extremely hip.  Howerver, it is not everyday that you get the chance to see grandiose medieval building that reflect the culture and vibration of the ages they’ve been passing by. Well I had this chance couple of days ago, when I visited my good friend, she is not a princess, she is simply lucky enough to live hier with her family, this castle have been perfectly looked after over centuries and have been passed on from generation to generation. I love this beautiful place, which I would definitively swop for my apartment in second.

In old days castles were a symbol of power and wealth. Nowadays, they have become a symbol of living a fairytale. Besides ist undeniable beauty, once you enter a castle you get the feeling being a part of a magical fairy tale, where kings being crowned and murdered. Castles hide secrets and they also inspires you to feel like a Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty.

The castle of my friend has all this and even more, is maybe not that big as you may think but it stays for a remarkable example of elegance and luxury, furnished with the most exquisite pieces of furniture, all custom-made by the best cabinet-makers of the 18th century. The never-ending garden with beautiful expanses of plants and trees with varieties of beautiful colorful blooms makes this place absolutely outstanding.

Me, Èstelle and our dog Ortega were grateful to be here, at least for couple of hours I felt like a princess. I’ve seen many castles till now and I even slept in Castle hotel, but never visited such private place like castle of my friend.

Here some pictures of our outfits.

Me and Èstelle wear dress from Henrieta Duffner and partner look T-shirts from Lolahola.

 Online shop for Mother / Child Partnerlook T-shirt Set:

www.lolahola.com, price:  39 CHF 

Schlechtes Wetter? Egal!

Gestern war nicht gerade besonderes Wetter, wie bereits seit Wochen, ist abwechselnd bewölkt mit starken Regen, dazu ein (ganz) wenig Sonne. Hmmm….was macht Mann am solchen Tagen? Wir haben es trotz dem Regen geschafft schön und lustig zu machen.

Erst lange Spaziergang mit Hund Ortega im unsere wunderschönen Park.  Dann Fahrradtour – Golfplatz zum spät Mittagessen. Da war wir für nächste Stunden gefangen wegen starken Regen, zum Glück hatten wir sehr unterhaltsame Begleitung, unsere kleine Èstelle. Die hat sich viele Kinder Überraschungseier besorgt und hat damit alle Restaurantgäste amüsiert.

Zuhause war wir erst um 19 Uhr, wollig erschöpft und auch ein wenig nass. Es war so ein schönen Tag!

Ein kleines Tipp : Wenn sie interessante Spaziergänge mit Kinder mögen, in Cham befindet sich ein kleines Zwerg Paradies, es ist direkt hinter Villette Park, entlang Zuggleisen Richtung Rotkreuz. Unsere kleine Estelle ist immer wieder entzückt von der Vielfalt, hier finden Sie Zwergen, Elefanten, Hühner und viel mehr…..