Yes, it’s that time of the year again. We get a day off whilst the young folk of Zurich show that they are clinical killing machines, able to hit the eye of a bull from one hundred meters away. Those that are familiar with Zurich life will already know all this but for those that are new to the city i wrote all about «Knabenschiessen»here. But what do you need to know? Here are the important things.
1. We have a long weekend. (unless you work outside Zurich. Sorry.)
2. There is a «Chilbi», (that’s Swiss for funfair folks,) at Albisgüetli.
3. The last winner was a girl, Neva Menzi, and three out of the top four spots were occupied by female shooters.
4. You are very unlikely to see any shooting at all.
I get all excited when there is a new restaurant to try and this week Silex , which is located right next to Bahnhof Wiedikon, opens its doors for the very first time. The cuisine is modern European and, as they put it,
2. A Trip Up The Sihl
I love the Sihl valley. In spite of its close proximity to the city it still feels rugged and remote. Let’s face it, all there is is a river and a railway line. But nothing makes a good walk better than knowing there is cold drink and a
3. Back To The Polls...Again.
So…this weekend will see yet another popular vote with Covid once again providing the issue and plenty of controversy. There are also some pretty important local issues that need to be ironed out which will affect the cities road users.
1. Pictures around the world
Show me your favorite pictures from the world, do not forget to mark them on the map!
2. Zurich Photo Trip
1. Chez Oskar
Welcome to the hood Oskar. Finally a place where I can grab lunch and coffee when I'm done at the yoga studio next door!
Chez Oskar is a brilliant new addition to Altstetten. They just oppened four weeks ago, for now it's more of
1. Casa nostrana
Albisstrasse 25, 8038 Zürich
2. 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
3. Ooki: All the way from Tokyo
Whenever a new Japanese restaurant opens somewhere, you can be sure that I’m not far behind. This new locale is called Ooki and serves gyoza, ramen, tempura, udon, Japanese curries and sake. The interior is very authentic, the
A while ago I saw the start of a discussion about fertility treatment in switzerland and how it compares to other countries. however, i cannot find that thread anymore so i thought i'll just ask again about different expriences.I know that the laws differ from one place to anotherand i assume the price too. a good friend of mine just tried her luck three times here in zurich and was now told that her chances had been better if she'd done it in spain or uk. does anyone know anything about this or has some advice?
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