Tag: switzerland

  • When Galaxus Sends You the Wrong Things

    When Galaxus Sends You the Wrong Things

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Many weeks ago I ordered something from Galaxus and it didn’t arrive when it was scheduled to. A few weeks ago I ordered one thing but instead got half a dozen things. I thought “Why do I have so many extras, before realising that the order was wrong. They sent me…

  • Running Through Ankle Deep Water

    Running Through Ankle Deep Water

    Reading Time: 3 minutes Yesterday I went for a run, despite the rain being heavy. I wore a proper rain coat and waterproof trousers. I should have also worn waterproof shoes. I didn’t so I ended up soaked once again. What made this run special is that the rain was heavy from the start. The…

  • A Walk During Cow Rush Hour

    A Walk During Cow Rush Hour

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Yesterday I decided that I would start my walk by going along a dangerous bit of road, at the start of the road. The idea behind this is to avoid being endangered by selfish car drivers when I’m fatigued. It’s better to put up with their dangerous behaviour ahead of a…

  • Playing With the Switzerland Mobility App

    Playing With the Switzerland Mobility App

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Yesterday I was planning to walk from Nyon to La Barillette but rather than take the usual route that takes me via a set of cabins where there is sometimes a dog I wanted to try an alternate route. In the end I used the Switzerland Mobility app and website because…

  • Heatwave Cycling and Place Des Nations

    Heatwave Cycling and Place Des Nations

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Cycling is one of the best sports to do during a heatwave because you have a 25 km/h breeze blowing over you, until you stop. If you flee the oven like cities, and head for the woods by a stream, you will feel the coolness provided by nature, rather than air…

  • Swimming Pools Per Capita Map

    Swimming Pools Per Capita Map

    Reading Time: 3 minutes Today I learned that Switzerland has a map that shows which communes have the most swimming pools per capita. Nyon has 50 swimming pools. That’s 2,3 per thousand people. Blonay St Legier has 336. Collonge- Bellerive has 491, as you’d expect.  Switzerland has, on average, one swimming pool per 155 people.…

  • The Lost Art of Silent Material Cutting

    The Lost Art of Silent Material Cutting

    Reading Time: 3 minutes For years now the noise in this village has been frustrating me. It is the noise of industrial cutting. The noise of an angle grinder on metal, of a circular saw on bricks, stone and wood. It is the constant wail of a circular saw cutting into something, every few seconds,…

  • Cycling In The Rain

    Cycling In The Rain

    Reading Time: 2 minutes By some fluke I have now gone for two bike rides in the rain. The first time I rode in the rain my hands got cold and I had to warm myself up again. Yestrday I went for. a bike ride again, expecting the weather to stay good. It drizzled almost…

  • The Tour De Romandie Bike Ride

    The Tour De Romandie Bike Ride

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Yesterday I went for a bike ride and I was head towards Gland via Genolier but changed the route due to a dog walker when I wanted to turn East. I turned West instead and noticed some people and flags by Crassier. I thought “Was there an accident” as I also…

  • Northern Exposure and Blowing Bubbles

    Northern Exposure and Blowing Bubbles

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Northern Exposure is a series about a doctor who finds himself sent to Alaska to be a doctor for a few years. He thinks that it is the middle of nowhere and he has to adapt from enjoying life as a New Yorker to life as a frontier town doctor.  …