Bernese Highlands #2: Schynige Platte

Save the best for last! On the last day of our holidays in Switzerland, we decided to visit “Schynige Platte”, one of the most beautiful spots in the Bernese Highlands. The mountain ridge is mostly known for its Botanical Alpine Garden and spectacular views of Lake Thun, Lake Brienz and the three highest mountains in the region: Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Continue reading

Blueberry Tart Recipe

As the last warm days of summer pass by, the most delicious berries sweeten the transition into autumn. Blueberries are my favourite snacks at the moment, so I decided to bake this quick and easy blueberry tart. The balance between sweet and sour was delightful and the deep berry colours made it all the more appetising. And let me tell you, it didn’t last long!

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Weekly Recap #6: Game of Thrones, Sushi-to-go and a Ride Through the Forest

Hi everyone! Another week has passed and I can’t believe it’s already mid August! September and October, my favourite months, are right around the corner. I had a pretty busy week again and I still haven’t found back to my normal daily routine. Over the past months, it has been difficult for me to find some time to relax, to read or simply watch a series or film – even during our holidays. I really need to take better care of myself and to learn to say no…self-care is so important!

A ride through the forest

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Sintra #1: Palácio Nacional da Pena / Pena National Palace

While visiting my godmother in Lisbon, my cousin took us on a trip to Sintra, one of my favourite places in Portugal. It’s a very special place to me and I remember very well how impressed I was as a child when my parents took me there during our summer holidays. Sintra is a municipality in the Lisbon region and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town is located on a mountain west of Lisbon and mostly famous for its romantic 19th century palaces, parks and its micro-climate, which is much more humid than in the surrounding area. Continue reading