• Food and drinks,  Trips in Switzerland

    CHEESE-FONDUE IGLOO, Adelboden, Switzerland

    OMG! It was an incredible experience, sitting in Europe’s largest igloo – seating 200 guests in rooms of various sizes and with different decorations of ice sculptures or reliefs made directly in the ice-cold snow walls. The fondue-igloo is built on Engstligenalp at a height of 1964 meters high above Adelboden. The easiest access is by cable car from Unter dem Birg about 4 km…

  • Trips in Switzerland

    Cheese Fondue in an Igloo, Switzerland

    CHEESE FONDUE in the mountains of Switzerland. It is incredible what can be reached in just one day with a bit of planning. We left the Basel area in the morning this Saturday and look what happened. From Stechelberg we went by three sections of cable cars to Birg. We arrived to the igloo by foot (it is also possible to come skiing or on…

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    BERNEUSE, views and skiing, Switzerland

    BERNEUSE is a mountain of just 2.048 meters, but with a fabulous 360° view to other surrounding mountains – even to Mont Blanc. Lake Geneva and the Swiss part of the Rhône Valley can also be admired from here. The Berneuse area, and of course Leysin in general, is a popular winter sports place for the whole family. A short trip by cable car from…

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    Summer in Denmark

    SUMMER in Denmark, finding and rediscovering some really nice and interesting places. The Sand-Covered Church is a 14th century church in the most northern part of Denmark not far from Skagen. Already about 1600 the sand dunes started moving and slowly covered the church – and even small villages, too. In the beginning, people tried to keep the sand away, at times even dig out…

  • 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…

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    Sicily – Part 1

    Yes!, we went to Sicily for a short Easter holiday with our son and daughter-in-law, to celebrate the upcoming 50 years birthday of Lene 🙂. The first days we stayed at the wine resort Barone di Villagrande on the eastern slopes of Mount Etna, the most active volcano of the world. What a pick; the service from the very late evening arrival to departure was perfect,…

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    LIMONE

    LIMONE sul Garda, a small town on the shore of Lake Garda, have been one of our favourite places for trips in the autumn for years. We always stay at the cutest little hotel; Monte Baldo, directly in the centre by a small harbour. Most of the rooms have a breath taking view of the lake and most of the town. Visiting in the autumn…

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    QUINTEN

    This is a really a nice Sunday trip: QUINTEN is a very small village, situated by the north shore of the idyllic Walensee, right beneath the Churfirsten mountains. It is only reachable by boat or on foot. We went there by boat from Murg, the trip only takes a bit over 15 minutes. On this Sunday, after having lunch at one of the restaurants, we…

  • Trips to Germany

    Sleeping in a Wine Barrel

    From 5-star to a night in a wine barrel, we love it all. This time we went to Schwarzwald (Black Forest), Germany. The Wild family offers 8 sets of wine barrels, one sleeping barrel and one barrel divided in a seating area and a toilet room. All placed in the middle of the wine fields outside the charming village Sasbachwalden. After arrival, a basket full…