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Destination Istanbul – 5 Reasons to Visit

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Destination Istanbul – 5 Reasons to Visit

    Destination Istanbul – 5 Reasons to Visit   A few weeks ago we flew from Zurich to Istanbul for a 5 day stay in this bustling metropolis. Istanbul is one of those cities I’d long wanted to visit – so I was a bit worried that when I did actually get there it […]

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Chocolate Fondant Dessert

Filed in Chocolate, Food and Drink by on October 18, 2015 0 Comments
Chocolate Fondant Dessert

Chocolate Fondant Dessert   Ingredients   100g dark chocolate 70 – 75% cocoa 100g butter (plus extra for greasing) 4 eggs 30g caster sugar 45g plain flour To serve: vanilla ice cream, double cream or crème fraiche This is an adaptation of a John Burton Race recipe. However, our recipe doesn’t require you to separate […]

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Crema Catalana

Filed in Food and Drink by on October 15, 2015 0 Comments
Crema Catalana

Crema Catalana   Crema Catalana is a classic Spanish and a great dessert to make at home. Mabel from Tapas & Friends in Zurich sent us this excellent and authentic recipe. Why not try it out yourself? Alternatively if you want to taste it – but don’t have the time – why not pop over […]

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What’s On in Zurich Mid to End October 2015

What’s On in Zurich Mid to End October 2015

What’s On in Zurich Mid to End October 2015     Art International Zurich 16th, 17th and 18th October  Zurich Art International will be at the Kongresshaus from 16th – 18th October. The prize draw took place and all the 20 winners have all been contacted. See here for more details. More Swiss Chocolate in Zurich – […]

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LUMAS Zurich – Night Lights Exhibition

Filed in Free, Things To Do, Zurich in Photos by on October 16, 2012 0 Comments
LUMAS Zurich – Night Lights Exhibition

Photo: ©Sandra Rauch, www.lumas.ch If you enjoy photography this is one not to miss! From 19th October to the 4th November, LUMAS Zürich is hosting an exhibition featuring photography that highlights the mysterious interplay of darkness and light in the most dazzling cities of the world. The normal daytime city streets and architecture become exciting and […]

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Hungry? 3D Pizza at Zurich Hauptbahnhof

Hungry? 3D Pizza at Zurich Hauptbahnhof

When you walk though Zurich main station on Friday 12th October do check out the chalk drawing of Switzerland’s first 3D pizza.  It is situated not far from the “Oktoberfest” area and was drawn by British artist Julian Beever. You do have to look at it from the right angle though, to get the 3D […]

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A Boat Trip to The Brissago Islands Ticino

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on October 11, 2012 0 Comments
A Boat Trip to The Brissago Islands Ticino

A Boat Trip to The Brissago Islands Ticino   One of the most beautiful places to visit whilst visiting Ticino is without doubt the beautiful Brissago Islands. Located in Lake Maggiore which borders both Switzerland and Italy, these two islands are individually named Isola Piccola or St. Apollinaire and Isola Grande or St. Pancrazio. The small […]

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Brockie Houses in Switzerland – Trash or Treasure?

Filed in Charity, Things To Do, Travel by on October 9, 2012 0 Comments
Brockie Houses in Switzerland – Trash or Treasure?

Whether you’ve just arrived in Switzerland or you’re just leaving for pastures new, the “Brockie” or Brokenhaus can be a great help in both situations. It can be a source of inspiration and affordable furniture if you’ve just arrived and  don’t want to have your house looking like a design set from Ikea but on […]

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British art at the Kunsthalle & Zurich Art at Helmhaus

British art at the Kunsthalle & Zurich Art at Helmhaus

With the International Art Festival starting in Zurich next Friday and the art theme in mind, you might be interested to know that British artist Helen Marten has an exhibition at the Kunshthalle Zurich entitled “Almost the Exact Shape of Florida” which runs until the 4th November. Marten has created a group of works interweaving diverse […]

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Zurich Film Festival Awards 2012 – Tom Tykwer, Heather Graham and more…

Filed in Film, Things To Do, Zurich in Photos by on September 29, 2012 0 Comments
Zurich Film Festival Awards 2012 – Tom Tykwer, Heather Graham and more…

On Saturday night the Opera House was looking rather splendid as it was illuminated by coloured lights ready for the 8th Zurich Film Festival Awards ceremony. The green carpet was in place and the Zurich Film Festival directors Nadja Schildknecht, beautifully attired in an oyster full length dress, together with a very elegant Karl Spoerri, prepared […]

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