Hiking: Sattel Rundweg

As I was craving some real snow and winter, and the weather in Zurich was sad, rainy and very grey, it was decided to make a little trip to Sattel, a little village in the canton Schwyz. From this village the cable car brings you up to the mountain called Hochstuckli, where you can enjoy a... Continue Reading →


Engadin is a valley in the canton Graubünden in Switzerland. This valley is very beautiful destination for skiing, hiking and even sailing (during summer). Perhaps the most famous village in Engadin is St. Moritz, popular among Russians - during high season you can hear Russian language more often than any other. I love this place,... Continue Reading →

Zurich restaurants

There is a list of restaurants in Zurich that are worth of visit (and that I visited at least once). They range from sophisticated ones, where a table should be booked weeks in advance, to simple ones full of students and teenagers. Regular ones: Holy Cow is one of my favourite places. There are several restaurants... Continue Reading →

Zermatt for non-skiers

There are many well-known touristic places in Switzerland, but Zermatt is, perhaps, the most popular. All year round there are crowds of tourists who came here to ski, hike, make selfies and eat fondue. So what can you do in Zermatt if you are not skiing? In this case the best time to visit would... Continue Reading →

Cheap and expensive Switzerland

Русский здесь/Russian is here Perhaps the most popular question to me regarding my Swiss life is “wow how can you live there, it’s so expensive?!”. First month here, as I arrived from Russia, I was totally shocked and spent my time mostly calculating prices in Russian ruble and continued being shocked even more. When I... Continue Reading →

Русские в Швейцарии

Мне задали вопрос, а как же относятся к русским в Швейцарии? Краткий ответ: настороженно, но с любопытством. Длинный ответ: На моё впечатление о том, как относятся к людям из России, повлияло то, что я здесь училась. Это позволило мне начать с очень открытой к иностранцам университетской среде, и плавно знакомиться с культурой, языком и негласными... Continue Reading →

Не вечеринкой единой

Тем временем в Швейцарии студенческое сообщество весьма и весьма многонационально. Сюда приезжают учиться дети богатых родителей, дети умных родителей и просто чьи-то дети. Сюда приезжают многочисленные жаждущие получить MBA будущие или уже нынешние менеджеры, в надежде, что их новая образовательная ступень позволит им получать ещё больше денег. Как это, учиться здесь? Чем отличается студенческая жизнь,... Continue Reading →

Parties, studying and sleep: only two are possible

Meanwhile in Switzerland student society is very diverse and multinational. Rich parents' children, smart parents' children and just someone's children arrive here to study and even sometimes to absorb local culture and traditions. Many desirous current or future managers come here to obtain MBA degree, hoping that this will rise their salaries up to the... Continue Reading →

Free Public Transport Day, or Two Birds With One Stone

This post is about two little trips to the Rheinfall and boat trip across the Zürich lake, which were made on the same day of free transport in the Zürich canton. Этот пост рассказывает о поездке к Рейнскому водопаду, а затем на корабле по Цюрихскому озеру. Оба путешествия стали возможны благодаря бесплатному дню общественного транспорта в Цюрихском кантоне.

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