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  • Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes (In CH)

    Engelberg Tiina Kivelä

    Spring, what a great time for big changes. And so, finally, I’m going to the big mountains, to the Angel Mountain aka Engelberg. Leaving this disneyland’ish town for a cute little village below mighty mountains and glaciers.

    Honestly though, I didn’t imagine at 30 I would be moving to a mountain resort for seasonal work. I mean, by now I should have a shiny career and life settled. (Maybe, not so sure really, finding enough meaning and development options from other stuff too. Luckily.)

    But here I am, excited to see what Engelberg is really about. And Central Switzerland in general.

    Maybe, hopefully, I finally learn to climb. And the altitude should do more than good to my fitness.

    When the summer comes, I most likely will be also found few times in Luzern swimming in those waters.

    To the new adventures – and mountain pics coming soon.

    Tiina Kivelä St. Gallen

    Ps. In addition to Disneyland I also call St. gallen open air museum. Why? Because the good cafés in there are closed on Mondays. And mountains if something require good coffee. The Museums on the other hand are more than ok to be closed on Monday.

    And when visiting St. Gallen or Lucerne and looking for an excellent veggie (& appr. 80% vegan) breakfast, lunch, dinner or take away in these, try Tibits. In both places it’s conveniently by the main railway station or near it and offers the best veggie buffet (pay per ounce) and even a desert buffet .

    So no excuses for the burger king. Except sometimes. To keep it balanced.


    Where: Engelberg, St. Gallen & Lucerne, Switzerland 

     

     

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  • Press Release

    Cherry Tree Sakura 2019

    Mom just wondered was it again an old pic in Instagram (btw she is quite right with her constant critique of my insta not being very instant – though she could also learn what tbt means – or maybe I should give her another social media lesson)

    so let’s make it clear now that this is really happening already now in Switzerland.

    Cherry blossom 27th of March 2019.


    Where: St. Gallen, Switzerland. 

     

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  • One Lucky Bastard In Zürich This Week

    Limmatquai Zürich

    This week, I had time to wander. And not just once but twice. In worryingly warm and sunny (worrying for February, not for the chill) Zürich, in the middle the day. What a lucky bastard.

    (For real, had some meetings and stuff followed by total brain freeze for which aimless wandering and restoring on a sunny patio with good coffee and/or glass of wine is the only right solution.)

    And yeah, Zürich is still one the prettiest towns I know. Finally, I also know where to get excellent coffee in there. (See below for details.)

    Zürich Limmatquai Tiina Kivelä
    Zürich Niederdorf 2019 Tiina Kivelä

    Zürich Coffee MAME Tiina Kivelä

    Ps. I know it’s the first day of spring but still, could we get a bit more cold and snow, please?

    I’m not done with the skiing yet.

     


    Where: MAME, Josefstrasse 160, 8005 Zürich (how come the best in world )