Ah, the glorious Schoggiweggli. How we have loved you. Schoggiweggli are a perfect snack. Little buns the size of an American dinner roll that are studded throughout with just the right amount of chocolate. They are not too sweet, just a hint salty, and the dark chocolate they contain add a quality you just can’t … More Basel Schoggiweggli – A Breakfast Bread with Chocolate Chunks
It’s official. We only have 6 months left in Basel. Sad. That doesn’t quite cover it. Bereft is a better word. I didn’t think I would love it so much here or that Switzerland would seem more like a “home” than a “2-year vacation/experiment.” But I do love it here. I love the ease of … More 6 Months Left
So, fresh off our trip to Copenhagen, Mark (who never seems too tired to travel) found us a really interesting Swiss day trip. The city was Porrentruy in the Jara canton. It’s on the French side of the country and actually almost touches France. Everyone speaks French there and so my German was absolutely no … More The Swiss Family Carlson has a mission in Porrentruy
One of the more awesome (meaning both “excellent” and “some to be awed by”) things about living in Switzerland is that you can, on a whim, jump onto a train, go north an hour, and be in picturesque areas in either France or Germany. It takes slightly longer to get to Austria, Italy, the Czech … More Boating the Rhein and Birthdays
My folks, including my afraid-of-heights Dad, actually braved the 8 hour flight from Minneapolis to Basel for a second time. Just to see us! Oh, and probably because I promised Mom loads of chocolate. They were here at Christmas to visit and decided that they should probably also see Switzerland in the summer. We talked … More Mountain Adventures with the Ruzicka Grandparents!
It actually gets hot in Basel in the summer. This summer some of the high temps were around 100F! I don’t know what I was expecting, but it wasn’t having to endure 100 degree heat with no air conditioning. The people of Basel have obviously had to endure this kind of hot weather before and … More Basel Rhine Swimming
(or Bruce Wayne would own…. I haven’t quite figured it out yet.) We don’t just “go out” to eat here very often. Usually we only eat out while we are traveling or we treat ourselves at the BIS’s Sports Club, a country club kind of place that the BIS owns for its employees. However, we … More SFC Parents and A Restaurant Batman Would Love