Thursday, March 12, 2009

Some of me favorite Swiss blog-chens

I will be in Frankfurt today, sailing down the Rhine in a small pleasure boat, sipping a sparkling and refreshing Riesling while watching the sun set over the financial metropolis of Europe... woops, wait, that is what I wish I were doing in Frankfurt today. Instead, I will be, um, working... yeah... So instead of me going on an on about what it is that I am doing at the moment, with work and all, because I can hear the collective yawns now, I thought I would feature a few Swiss blogs that I am really into at the moment. Enjoy!

Towe and Anders
Great blog with amazing photos of this family's adventures in Lucerne and all around Switzerland and Europe. My mouth waters with every new haute cuisine photo, that they prepare and eat themselves! (Please have me to dinner, please?!) ;) This couple seems like they would be the life of the party, and they throw a few of them as well... visitors are always order of the day over at this blog that shows up as '.' in my feedreader. Besides that small gliche, I love this little blog.

Queso Suizo
Besides the fact that Amanda totally came to me with the idea to have a blogger meetup (it's not too late to sign up to come - we're meeting on the 26th of April!!!), and for that she is completely the bomb, I really enjoy her style of writing and she and her hubby are always out and about. It is completely inspiring to see what a newly arrived expat couple gets up to in the winters of Switzerland. My favorite post thus far is the one about the water park (I am so there as soon as it warms up and I can imagine going swimming), and did you read about their dangerous run in with an avalache?!?! Oh yeah, read it. It's good. Oh and she writes me emails... I love emails. ;)

I have written about Kerrin's blog recently, but I figured I would mention it again. I am in love with the photography, the food, and the fantasy. I want to be a media relations person for the New York chocolate show... I want to be nominated for the best travel blog (vote for Kerrin here)... I want to make crepes! Aw... well, life is too short to be so envious. ;) I guess I will just have to stalk her daily on her blog and live vicariously like many others through her well written and colorful blog posts.

One's to watch:
  • Swiss Watching - Read about Jackie and Seth living just outside Lausanne... great photos (can you tell I am a sucker for photo blogs?), and a clever little site keep me coming back (and lurking) on their blog.

  • Phil and Allison's blog - something about the fact that this couple is getting married soon and writing about their adventures draws me in... I remember those days before Jace and I were married... oh the love. I also love seeing what their up to through the photos.

  • Tales of a Young Traveler - a thought provoking blog that talks about love and loss... although I don't read it as often as I should - darm blogs that start with letters at the end of the alphabet, showing up at the bottom of my feed reader - something is always drawing me to the end of the list, checking up on this blog and Young Traveler's progress in overcoming life's obstacles.
Want more?
There is an entire list on the right hand side of this blog. I am also pretty tough when it comes to who is posted there. I generally only post blogs I actually read and enjoy. Also, I have started to use Bloglines just recently. You can see a list of some of the blogs I read here. (Ps. Not all blogs I read are here as I mostly use Sage Feedreader on Firefox at home... so if you don't see your blog here, don't stress... just send me a comment and I will add you to my public bloglines.)

Enjoy! Next time, non-Swiss blogs I love!


Amanda said...

Thanks for mentioning me and my humble blog. I love reading yours, too! Expect an e-mail today...

juanitatortilla said...

So... yah, ok, I get it.

Jessica said...

Oooh, poor Juanita... you know you are on the list, too... you will always be my first blogger blind date. :)

Simon + Priya said...

Hey I like your blog. Just about to do ski lessons around Zurich - can you recommend any good locations?

I have only just moved here from the UK, and have the beginnings of a blog at

Any tips? Never blogged before...


Jessica said...

hey Simon and Priya,

I do all my snowboarding at Flumserberg. I think it is a good mountain for beginners and it is really close to Zurich. I will probably be there on Sunday, too!

As for blogging - that is a personal thing. For me I only have a few rules, 1) I try to keep my blog to topics that deal with living and working in Switzerland. Eg. I don't share my recipes for chili or my political views. I try to stay to the topic. But then again, there are blogs that are just whatever the blogger wants to share and I find them interesting too. To each his own.

And 2) I try not to blog about work as I would like to keep my job. :) You never know who reads the blog and when, so don't write anything you wouldn't want your grandma or your boss or your neighbor to know.

Good luck!

Kerrin - MyKugelhopf said...

Wow, I'm beyond thrilled to read this post! Especially for someone who reads YOUR blog just as religiously ! Thank you for the fantastic mention.

Ok, I've got my homework for the weekend, can't wait to check out these other blogs that I don't know... yet. If they're on top of your list, I am sure they will become daily reading of mine as well.

Again, thanks so much !! Have a great weekend... oh, so I assume you'll be making crepes?! Bon appetit alors! ;)

Young Traveler said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Jess! I'm getting there and it's good to know that you are along for the ride!



(Young Traveler)


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