The weather in Basel is known to be mild and always few degrees above the Swiss average. That gives perfect opportunity for the summer and the traditional Rhine swimming. Past weeks were a little disappointing when it came down to sun and heat, but I am quite optimistic for the upcoming weekends to have a small revival summer ( so that I can at least swim one more time in the Rhine!). Best part about my apartment is the close location to the river. When we start swimming on the upper part of Rhine, I can always let myself get carried back to my apartment down the river. :)
Now, I can also introduce you the most mandatory accessoire of every Basel citizen: the Wickelfisch! It is a water-proof bag in the shape of a fish. When you closed it tight and leave some air in it, you can flow down the tide together with your belongings. Practical and very popular. The idea was developed by a local artist – Tilo Ahmels. He did a great job!