It is fun to cook good food and to eat that which you have cooked. Here the daunting part comes afterwards: the piles of dishes and utensils to be washed. To avoid the chore of washing up, one could go eat out. Here the challenge starts before the meal, the question is where to eat, because we are not going out to eat just any meal, we want a good tasty meal with nice service. This little obstacle can be removed by trusting the recommendations of your friends, those whom you know would be able to differentiate between good food and "gobble-stuff". We did just precisely that and made our way on Saturday night to Osteria Centrale near to Wipkingen Railway Station. Our troop consisted of 4 omnivores and 2 ardent vegetarians who would neither eat meat nor fish and are not keen on risotto. All 6 of us came away with very broad smiles on our faces because the dinner was sumptuous! We got served with 10 different starters which comprises food for both factions, served in saucers and little jars. That was waiter's idea! Then we had grilled lamb chops and Angus beef steak done to perfection. If ever this cook should have a laziness attack, she will be off to this Osteria. You don't need a link for this restaurant, it is easily found in internet with its name OSTERIA CENTRALE and there are enough photos too on the internet to make my attempt at uploading my photos obsolete.
It is well known fact that Swiss people go to the polls a lot but this week is the big one. You may have noticed the proliferation of billboards of grinning (or grimacing,) political figures as the nation gears up for the election
2. Bored Of Fraud
This weekend a community spirited Ronster alerted me to a suspicious flat advert that appeared on my site. Unfortunately, fraudsters are active on all housing platforms and occasionally they pop up on my pages too. Whilst i do everything i
3. Beer Here
Is Zurich a beer town? This question formed the basis of a long discussion (last Wednesday in Gonzo,) at the bar with a new friend, (some guy with long hair whose name i have forgotten.) After a healthy and (sometimes,) heated chat,
1. Pictures around the world
Show me your favorite pictures from the world, do not forget to mark them on the map!
2. Venedig des Nordens
UNESCO WELTERBE: Speicherstadt in Hamburg
3. Zurich Photo Trip
1. Bagel-Factory Zürich
Buckhauserstrasse 35, 8048 Zürich
2. Casa nostrana
Albisstrasse 25, 8038 Zürich
3. Lucky Dumpling: Authentic Chinese
6 years ago we welcomed 'Dini Mueter' to the Langstrasse. This summer, the bar and restaurant underwent a refurbishment and just reopened its doors with a new concept and a new name. Well, actually the new name is also the concept: Lucky
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CHUCHINI is a protected area and situated on artificial pre-Columbian hills. These hills are built by the hydraulic civilisation more than 10.000 years ago. They built the mounds to stay dry in the rainy season. Every year, during the rainy season the area will flood and the hills become islands. The hydraulic civilisation named it ‘Chuchini’. Chuchini means in the language Mojeño Trinitario ‘House of the Jaguar’. During rainy season jaguars travel from far to rest on the islands. That is the reason why they call it house of the jaguar. Not only the jaguars use the islands to have a rest. Almost every animal in the area.
Chuchini is a protected area and the only safe place. Unfortunately, the surrounding area is under treat by deforestation, poaching, agriculture and other illegal activities. The animals come from far away to have a rest on the islands. To prevent the populations from collapsing we want to create more habitat by building 20 smaller islands around the existing islands. Basically we give the animals more chance to survive!
To create a little safe haven for the animals we make small adjustments in the area. We will build 20 islands and provide it with endemic fruit plants and trees. The vegetation that we will plant give the animals year round fruit and shelter possibilities.