Hiking in Zermatt, Switzerland: 5 Lakes Trail

Switzerland is a heaven for hikers. Every region in Switzerland has a beautiful hiking trail to offer to all types of hikers - from easy to hard, from family-friendly to solo hiking. My favorite hiking trail in the world is in Zermatt - the 5 lakes trail. I try almost every year to do this [...]

Our Lake Elementeita Experience

It feels like it's been a while but come to think of it, it's only been a little over 2 months since my last post. Since April, I've traveled to 3 countries - Kenya, USA, and Turkey - for holiday and mostly work. April feels like a life time ago but here's to catching up. [...]

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 [...]

Weekend Brunch-at-home Idea: Guacamole, Bacon and Poached Egg

In Geneva, there are few good Sunday brunch places but can be very pricey! And I must say, the best brunch I've had in Geneva was probably when we did a potluck brunch at a friend's place. So, When I don't have anything to do on a weekend, I usually get inspired to whip out something [...]

2014 Travel Recap: The Year of Spontaneous Trips (Part 1)

I’m known to my friends as a very organized traveler, to the point of being horrified by spontaneous trips. In 2014, I must say that I got better with this spontaneous business - from road trip to Italy to weekend hiking to the mountains. Birthday celebration in Milan I’ve only been to Milan once and [...]

Hotel Review: Hotel Mercure Lyon la Part Dieu

A couple of friends and I just spent a weekend in Lyon to relax and take a break from our routines. Whenever I organize this kind of weekend getaway with my friends, I always prioritize finding a good accommodation. For this trip, I had to look for a hotel that: 1) close to the train [...]

The Other Side of Milan: A 3-hr Walking Tour

When my friends told me we are going to Milan for a weekend to celebrate our birthdays, my first question was: “Why Milan?” She answered: “To do shopping, what else?” Since the group pretty much decided that we’re going to Milan and I wasn’t really up for shopping for 2 ½ days, I managed to [...]

Hotel Review: ADI Doria Grand Hotel, Milan, Italy

A couple of friends and I drove to Milan for the weekend and we stayed at the ADI Doria Grand Hotel – a 4-star hotel. While it was my first time to stay in this hotel, it was my friend’s third time and she refuses to stay in other hotels in Milan. I enjoyed my [...]

Weekend Recap

It was a slow yet a fruitful weekend for me. Saturday morning, I woke up at record-breaking 11ish. I normally like to wake up early, even on a Saturday, but since I only got home at around 3.00 that morning, I decided to just sleep it in the whole morning. I had brunch - sausage, [...]