About this website & traveling with me

Let’s explore Switzerland & other destinations together!

Welcome, and Grüezi!

I’m delighted you’re here and share an interest in Switzerland and travel in general!

My name is Silvia and I grew up in Zürich and Davos, Switzerland, until my mid twenties. Marriage and wanderlust took me to Canada where I’ve now lived both east and west in this beautiful country for thirty-five years.

As a writer, editor and self-taught photographer and with my three daughters at university and beyond, I’m taking the time to re-discover my country of birth.

When I started this website nearly two years ago, I focused on Switzerland. Slowly, I’m starting to add some other destinations. As always, everything you read here I’ve experienced myself and I’m very enthusiastic to share this incredible diversity with you! 

  • Fascinating stories about people, their country & culture, traditions & craftsmanship
  • lesser known & some famous destinations, each with an eye to detail
  • architecture, food, music & the arts
  • accommodations and places to eat that have extra special flair 
  • and for the expat Swiss community around the globe a little bit of Swiss nostalgia, including some articles in German.

In short: this is a growing collection of genuine, thoughtful, one-of-a-kind snapshots mostly about Switzerland with some other destinations added in. Light hearted stories, intermingled with important stories that are more serious. 

Sign up for the free quarterly Newsletter, follow along on the Facebook page and get in touch by leaving me a comment here or under the Contact tab.

It is my sincere hope that you will enjoy this website and engage with your comments.

Safe & joyous travels! 


P.S. This is Sari, my ginger cat & writing assistant. Sari is great company and worth her purr by putting down her paw, reminding me to get her dinner!

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about-silvia Welcome, and Grüezi! Switzerland, my native country, is the main focus of travel for this guide. Slowly, a few other destinations are added. Whatever the country, when I write, my cat Sari supervises me.   More about Silvia, Sari & Swiss Wanderlust »


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  1. Christine Lautsch
    Christine Lautsch says:

    Happy New Year Silvia!
    You have your website up and running, congratulations!
    I can’t wait to delve into it.
    Haven’t done many trips to Victoria this fall/winter but plan to in the spring in preparation for my move.
    Hope all is well with you.
    All the best,

    • Silvia
      Silvia says:

      Happy New Year to you, Christine! I hope it started well for you. The website is out brand-new and I hope you will enjoy what you read here! Let me know when you’re coming to town so we can get together.

    • Silvia
      Silvia says:

      Freut mich, Isabella, dass es Dir gefällt. Vielleicht sind die Auslandschweizer in Deinem Schweizerklub auch an meiner Webseite interessiert? Wenn gewünscht, kann ich Dir gerne ein kurzes Medienzirkular für Euren lokalen Newsletter zustellen. Sehen wir uns in Basel? Lieber Gruss,

  2. Priska
    Priska says:

    Ganz tolle Webseite, Silvia! Gratulation und viel Erfolg in Zukunft! Werde auf jeden Fall auf Facebook folgen. Liebe Grüsse, Priska

  3. Lucia Grejtakova
    Lucia Grejtakova says:

    Dear Silvia,

    I would like to ask, if you might know some online store, website for arts and crafts works in Switzerland, please? I am young illustrator would like to share my artwork (mostly for kids).
    Thank you,


    • Silvia
      Silvia says:

      Hello Lucia

      thanks for reaching out to me!

      Arts & Crafts are a strong market in Switzerland and often serviced thru local stores for supplies as well classes and exhibits. If I understand correctly, you’re looking to sell your artwork online predominantly for children in Switzerland. Can you provide me with an example or more info and whether there is a Swiss connection which gives me a better idea and maybe I can come up with some specific suggestions for you? (Cartoons/folk art/paper paintings/virtual drawings?).

      Best wishes,


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