• Trips in Switzerland

    First Cliff Walk

    FIRST CLIFF WALK by TISSOT is the full name of this thrilling experience, opened in September 2015. From Grindelwald we took the cable car to the First mountain in 2170 m.a.s.l. The trip is just about 25 minutes travel time – the landscape changes – and the expectations to the upcoming activity makes the butterflies in the stomach very noticeable 🙂 The sign posts are clear and…

  • Trips to Italy

    Food trip to Italy, part 2

    MODENA and PARMA. Our food trip to Italy also included visits in a Parma Ham production site and two Aceteia’s, the place where Aceto Balsamico di Modena, or Balsamic Vinegar (but don’t mix up these terms!) is made.  The first tasting was at Acetaia Giusti, the oldest still existing, they have been producing balsamic vinegar since 1605. The 17th generation is now responsible for the…

  • Trips to Italy

    Food trip to Italy, part 1

    PARMA. We went on a 3 days food trip to the Parma/Modena area in Italy. One of the days we visited the dairy San Pier Damiani where great parmesan cheese is made. The family has been making parmesan cheese, the real Parmigiano Reggiano, since 1964 – every day, every month, every year
. Believe us, this is hard, very hard work. Our guide, Mattia, explained us…

  • Trips in Switzerland

    Hiking to BĂ€regg

    BÄREGG, with the mountain hut of the same name, in 1773 meters height, was our target for a Sunday hike. From Grindelwald we took the easy way (cable car) up to the Pfingstegg mountain station featuring a nice restaurant with a big panorama terrace. From there a well signed route, only 2,8 kilometres long, but also 444 meters altitude difference, with a changing character, leads…