An advantage of InterNations is the many groups that one can join – from sporting activities, going to movies or, as recently, having a chance to practice speaking German. With the new group consul appointed recently, there’s now a chance to go to daytime convo and chat meet-ups, great for non-working folk (like me) and … Continue reading German conversation and coffee – Babu’s
Christmas is just around the corner, and it all kicks off on November 21! Starting with the opening of the annual Christkindlimarkt at Zurich Main Station, 150 cabins filled with everything from tea and trinkets to handmade wooden toys and the finest of Swiss traditional foods – raclette and glühwein to keep you warm and … Continue reading It’s that time of year again!!
One thing I love about the coffee group that I've joined is that I am getting a chance to visit cafes and restaurants I hadn't been to yet. This week we met at Cafe Felix am Bellevue. I've heard about Felix but for some reason never got round to going there even though I'm in … Continue reading Zurich: Cafe Felix am Bellevue
As a creature of habit, I always order the same food from restaurants I visit regularly – I have this theory that if its good, why have anything else? Yes, I know its a limiting and rather silly dining policy. So when I went to Bohemia with the ‘Coffee Girls’, I already knew I’d be … Continue reading Zurich: Breakfast at Bohemia!
I love traditional fish 'n chips, a British staple dating back to the 1900's (or earlier). For me, there's nothing better than a light, crispy beer batter, smothering a hot, tender piece of fish (preferably cod, as is tradition). The chips should be thick cut, a bit crisp on the outside and soft on the … Continue reading In search of the perfect Fish ‘n Chips
I’ve known there was a botanical garden in Zurich for a while now, but until now I’d never visited it. On the way back from an appointment the bus I was taking just happened to be going that way, so I hopped off and decided to have my lunch there. If I’d known just how … Continue reading Oasis in the city
“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” ~Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady Spring has certainly arrived in all its sunny yet chilly beauty. The lake shore was filled to the brim with sun-seekers who all seem to have come out of … Continue reading Zurich: Afternoon Tea at the Eden au Lac