Belchenflue

My dearies, I did it again. I was hiking on the weekend. This time I visited part of Swiss Jura mountain and climbed up to Belchenflue at 1099m. The place is located on the Border of Basel-Land and Solothurn Kanton. The peak view was amazing, and although it was super cloudy, I was lucky getting the only few sunlight rays on that day while I was on top. Since I was nearby Langenbruck already, I also tested the Sommerrodelbahn located there. It made lots of fun, although – in a way I – would more recommend it for kids and teens. Find some pictures of the hike attached at the end of the entry and enjoy. :)

wandern belchenflue

And some pictures:

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Düsseldorf

Juhey, another week, another comic. I know I am a bit late, but I am happy I still made it in this weeks time. This time, I tell you about my adventure visiting kunecoco in Düsseldorf. The last time I was in Düsseldorf was several years ago and I never managed to do some sightseeing. So basically, I knew nothing about the city. Similar to Basel, Düsseldorf is a very industrialized area and they also have the Rhine (next to the rhine they even have a sheep herd – how cool is that?!). From Friday to Sunday, I was able to explore the city and surroundings. What I liked most about Düsseldorf, is the shape and locations. Although it has over half a million inhabitants, I wouldn’t consider it a big city. The central spots are easily reachable, either by walking or by public transportation. The weekend, I spent all my money on food, coffee and drinks – NO RAGRETS! I enjoyed the various offer of bars, coffee shops, restaurants and take-aways a lot.

The first day, I spent my time by the Rhine. “Rheinpromenade” was empty (due to cold weather) and I had some relaxing hours, waiting for Jenni to finish her working day. Since it was raining on Saturday, we decided on some indoor activity: shopping! After the rain stopped, we drove to Duisburg to take some pictures on the Tiger&Turtle – Magic Mountain monument for the internet challenge of a friend. The only part not walkable on the monument is the loop – fortunately. On the last day, we touristically strolled into Rheinturm and enjoyed a view above the city. Luckily, there was a clear view, no clouds and a lot of sun. In the afternoon we decided for some more food (who would have thought?) and ended up in Ramen Soul (the best Chinese Ramen in town!). It was SO delicious.

Düsseldorf

 

Summertime

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!

hot summer