Easter in Grandhotel Giessbach

I am preparing for a series of work trips this year and I thought it would still be nice to have an Easter getaway without taking the plane. So, I decided to stay within Switzerland. I was actually in a middle of a very stressful week when I randomly saw the Grandhotel Giessbach. By just [...]

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Yoga in Geneva

One of the most common questions from friends and colleagues who recently move to Geneva is: "Where is a good, English, yoga studio in Geneva"? I always have one answer - Innercity Yoga. I have never practiced yoga until almost 4 years ago when I went on holidays in Paros Island in Greece and joined [...]

Winter Weekend Day Trip (That Does Not Involve Skiing): Broc and Gruyères

One of the things I learned when I first moved in Switzerland is that in winter, weekends are meant for skiing/snowboarding. I'm horrible at skiing or any winter sports but I absolutely love going to the mountains and spending the weekend in a chalet with friends, snowshoeing while the skiers ski, fondue and just enjoying everything covered [...]

Geneva Sunday Activity: Lavaux Vineyard Hiking Trail

All shops and some restaurants are close on Sundays in Geneva and in most parts of Switzerland. This brings us to one of the most common questions: "What to do on a Sunday?". One of my suggestions for an active Sunday activity is to do the Lavaux Vineyard hiking trail. The Lavaux vineyard terraces is [...]

Breakfast Ideas: Quick and Easy Yogurt Breakfast

I think I've said it before but I'll say it again - I'm a breakfast person. As a Filipino, I am used to eating heavy breakfast. Back in the Philippines, my favorite breakfast involves fried rice, sunny side up and whatever breakfast meat or fish is around (like marinated beef, bacon, dried fish or even [...]

Chicken Hainanese Rice Inspired Dish: Your Upgraded Poached Chicken

Chicken hainanese rice is one of my favorite dishes back in the Philippines. This dish originated in a village in Southern China and has become very popular in South East Asia that it went on to become Singapore’s national dish. It’s a flavorful poached chicken accompanied by rice cooked in the chicken’s broth. I’ve been [...]

Spring 2015 Caves Ouvertes: A biking adventure to Satigny and Dardagny

A popular event in Switzerland is the Caves Ouvertes where vineyards open their wine cellars to public for free tasting. In Geneva, this is usually done in May and in November. The May Caves Ouvertes is always the most popular one as people welcome the warmer weather.   It is also an opportunity to buy [...]