Tags archives: winter

19 ways to make a Saturday feel like a holiday

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Is there anyone among us who doesn't love this whole "'Tis the season" business to bits? Thought so. The time between autumn and winter, so basically anything between October and Christmas, is filled with so many warm colours that it turns any forest or leafy street into my happy place. Even though it does get pretty cold before, I dread having to welcome th[...]

Instagram Recap #1: Holiday Love

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“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come [...]

10 Reasons why Snowboarding in Laax rocks

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"I can see snooooow!!!" - Every year I am looking forward to this day. When suddenly huge snowy mountains appear in front of me. When the landscape slowly turns from looking grey and dusty into a white magic winter wonderland.  That's the time for the first shred, the first ride down a snowy piste and that first true winter feeling. Arrival in Laax, [...]

Winter Holidays in Anzère, Switzerland

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While wrapping myself in a thick blanket with a hot water bottle and drinking tea my mind always drifts away to the snow and I can literally see myself shredding down some wicked slopes in the sunshine and finally make use of this icy weather. Oh yes, I am counting the days until I'll be back on my snowboard enjoying the calm of the mountains while racing do[...]

10 cool Ice-Skating Rinks around the World

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The days are getting shorter and there’s a definite chill in the air… Yes, here in the UK, it looks like winter’s here again. We’re breaking out the faux fur, shopping for winter boots, eating like hamsters preparing for hibernation and trying to get our heads round the clock change and the fact it feels like midnight at 8pm. But instead of holing up [...]

Above the clouds - Mountain Panoramas of Switzerland

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"We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon" is what Konrad Adenauer once said. I am always amazed with the beautiful view above the clouds, be it while sitting on an airplane, climbing up a volcano or going on a ski trip. There is always a certain calmness, which makes you feel free and happy. As I have recently been on a ski [...]

Dogsledding in Hemsedal, Norway

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Norway and I have a somewhat difficult past. About a year or 2 ago I had a flight booked to Oslo at 8am but coming home drunk at 5am I never made it to the airport in time. Then, a year later, I was given the opportunity to visit on three different occasions within a matter of just a couple of months but never managed to squeeze it into my busy calendar. So [...]

Hot Boozy Drinks to Keep Warm This Winter

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Last year, when I was living in Hungary, some friends and I developed a bit of an obsession with hot, mulled wine (forralt bor in Hungarian). We bought it at the Christmas Market, sipped in in our favorite cafes, and even attempted making it ourselves at one of the numerous dinner parties we had at my flat. Warm beverages and winter go hand in hand for me. A[...]