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Eat Me, Lausanne

  Lausanne may be a small provincial town but boasts of an international outward-looking spirit.  The Eat Me restaurant is testament to this spirit, serving the “world on small plates” dim-sum or taco-style.  I would often walk by the restaurant and see it crowded.  It was only recently that I went in and tried their 8-course… Read More »

Juicery 21, Zurich

Healthy food options in Switzerland are still few and far between.  Juicery 21 is one of them in Zurich. It is a small place with a studied industrial interior look. There is also a charming small terrace (too bad it was cold when I went). As its name suggests, Juicery 21 is essentially a juice bar best known for their cold-pressed juices… Read More »

Haven Of Peace On Stilts

How about a hotel that takes you by cart to your room… that is built on stilts over water?   Yes, that is the Palafitte hotel!   I was invited to spend a night at the hotel and the stay started with a most friendly welcome by the amazing staff.  Now for a few amazing facts.  Palafitte… Read More »

Romain C, Lausanne

  If you have a soft spot for pastries like me, you must absolutely drop in at Romain C. in Lausanne.  I discovered the place  thanks to a friend, Emilie, who invited me for lunch not saying much except “tu ne le connais pas, tu vas l’adorer“ (you don’t know it but you are going to love… Read More »

Diary: Beautiful Vietnam

Solo backpacking in Vietnam was the best decision I made this Summer. From the North to South, I visited 9 places – Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay, Phong Nha in Dong Hoi, Hoi An, Dalat, Mui Ne and Ho Chi Minh City – in 3 weeks. I was never really travelling alone. Along the way, I… Read More »

Zalando Summer House

  It has been an hectic but unforgettable weekend in Berlin. I was invited to Zalando Summer House to experience the first edition of Bread&Butter.  Here’s my picture diary.     Friday  Zalando team welcomed us at AMANO Home aka. our Summer House.  As I checked into my room, I discovered the so many goodies that team had prepared.  How… Read More »

  My friends call me a diva when I travel. Although I have gone to many open-air camp-out music festivals, or on low-budget trips, I do like my creature comforts (eg. a clean bathroom and nice clothings). So you can imagine the mental torture I had to go through to select 3 weeks’ worth of clothes, shoes… Read More »

Let’s Talk About It

Today’s topic is different than the one I usually talk about.  It is also not a topic that many people like to talk about.  However, I am happy to be part of the “Let’s Talk About It” campaign by the Office fédéral de la santé publique OFSP as a spokesperson to promote awareness of organ donation There are good… Read More »

I am about to get out of my comfort zone again by taking on a new adventure.  This September, I am leaving for Vietnam on a 3-week backpacking trip… alone!  This will be a novel experience for me, in both duration and style of travel.  I remember someone saying “Getting out of your comfort zone is… Read More »

  For music lovers and performers, the Montreux Jazz Festival (MJF) is a can’t-miss event in the wonderful month of July at a pretty lakeside location.  It is very much a fixture in my summer calendar.  I attend concerts (expensive!) or simply immerse in the happy crowd to catch free open performances and soak in… Read More »