For my recent trip back to Switzerland and Liechtenstein I was perfectly lucky and enjoyed to weeks with lots of sun and temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees. Although being there mainly for business, I managed to profit from the beautiful summer weather and kept myself busy with lots of outdoor activities with friends and family. The first weekend started with the celebration of my brother’s birthday and continued with a visit to the annual Luna Park where my godson and I enjoyed some turns on the Ferris wheel and numerous sessions with the bumper cars (something I haven’t done for at least 15 years and which brought back some fun memories).

I spent the weekdays in Zurich and Geneva and while out for lunch with a few colleagues – including a colleague from Hong Kong who visited Switzerland for the first time – I half-jokingly suggested that we should take the opportunity and eat a cheese fondue. To our all surprise, my Asian colleague agreed at once and so we were set to order a platter of meat, a fondue and a bottle of wine. Despite the hot temperatures and us sitting outside and in office attire, it was very enjoyable.

The following days still included a fair bit of eating, but also some more action. We engaged in an activity-filled and fun treasure hunt through the city of Berne, we visited friends and our goddaughter (who recently started to walk and kept us busy playing) and I spent a shopping day with my sister. Finally, my partner and I settled for a few days in Malbun where we opted for a hike to Galinakopf (one of many peaks in Liechtenstein I have not climbed before even though hiking was a regular activity during my childhood). I really enjoyed to be out and active in the fresh mountain air, along the way marvelling at the beautiful alpine flowers and on the top being rewarded with an amazing view over the mountains.

We also spent time together with both our families and did some Liechtenstein sightseeing. On our last day, we met with friends for a nice walk, followed by a delicious dinner and one or two bottles of wine. It was a fun and relaxing evening, a perfect end to this trip.

I very much enjoyed the days!













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