Few tunes to lighten up your week.
Songs can be powerful. The song you listen to after you wake up can determine your mood for the day. 
I used to have a very energising song as my alarm clock, but we all know how that turns out – after having to wake up to it more than 3 times it started to get really annoying. I switched back to regular bland alarm clock sound. At least that's what gets me up in the morning. 
Lately I've been more into soothing songs – not the ones you hear playing in the background of your yoga class – just calmer ones.
What kind of songs do you enjoy listening to at the moment? 

Hilary Clinton is running for president – in case you missed the big news yesterday. 
A pretty major event since she might be the first female president in the USA.

It's already Monday again, I feel like it just was Monday a few days ago. Time just flies by too fast sometimes. There's so much work to be done, but I have a feeling I won't be getting quite everything checked off my to-do list.

Today's another holiday in Zurich called "Sächsilüüte". It's one dating back to the medieval dominance of the  guilds in the city. There's a huge parade, lots of parties and the highlight is the burning of the "Böögg" which represents a farewell to winter. It is a particularly big event for members of guilds – which my family isn't. 
During high school it was a great excuse to go out on a school night, pretty much all night, the following day sleepy faces were somewhat accepted by our school since quite a lot of my peers were members of guilds.
This year I most probably won't be going out all night since I have to send off a case study and have early lectures at uni which I should prepare for #lawschoolproblems. 
This doesn't mean I'll totally skip out on the festivities though.

The weather be like cray cray here in Switzerland – makes me want to pack my bags and move back to California. 
Well not just the weather. I've been having one of these days where I can't stand living here in Switzerland. It's a really hard feeling to explain. I usually deduce it to not having travelled for a while and being stuck writing assignments. 
But yeah. Enough of that.

Out and about in Solothurn for half the day, a small town my mother grew up in.
I do hope this was the last time I had to take out my winter coat again after already having stored it away. 
I noticed a lot of comments about my scarf the last time I wore it on the blog, it's one of my favourites, thought not completely mine... yet. During a trip to India a long long time ago we bought it at a market. It's the perfect scarf to wrap around.

I wish you all a lovely weekend. 

Small memories from Rome to Zurich and Zermatt.  
The beauty of a social media platform which captures moments in life as photos. 
And as it's always said, a photograph says more than a thousand words, I'll let them speak for themselves.

Wouldn't we all just rather be at Coachella?!
Getting a ticket just seems close to impossible – I've tried, twice this time. No luck at either the advanced nor at the regular sale. 
Good thing there's always a next year!
So until I'll be going there's plenty of time to dream about how it would be. 

 Change can be beautiful when we are brave enough to evolve with it, and change can be brutal when we fearfully resist.
- Elbert Hubbard

“But why think about that when all the golden lands ahead of you and all kinds of unforseen events wait lurking to surprise you and make you glad you're alive to see?”

- Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Some snaps I took while skiing. All shot with my iPhone since it's not very practical to pack a huge DSLR with you on your skis, although I have seen some people on the slopes actually do that. 
Have a wonderful weekend. 

Last week after not having been on skis for 4 years I finally made it on to the slopes again, quite a long time considering the nearest ski resort is 1 hour away from where I live.
I've spent my days soaking up the sun midst the beautiful mountains of Zermatt.

Zermatt is probably the ski resort located the farthest away from Zurich within Switzerland just before the Italian border. In addition to that it's so far away it's also not the easiest to get to, specially since Zermatt itself is car free. However once you arrive you'll forget all about the hassle the journeys is. 

Despite being surrounded by the tallest mountains in Switzerland, the Matterhorn is the mountain most commonly associated with Zermatt. Whenever you're skiing, having lunch or Après-ski always having the Matterhorn right in front of you is quite a delight.
It's a view I never really get used to and really appreciate to be able to experience it.

Besides the breathtaking views Zermatt also has some of the best mountain restaurants in the world to offer. Situated right by the slopes they are the perfect places to have a break after spending the morning on your skis.
And when you've had enough of the lovely slope side restaurants on the Swiss side you can take the highest ski lift in Europe and then head down the Italian side and enjoy a delicious bowl of pasta.

Where else can you ski half a day in Switzerland and then the second half in Italy?! 
I really appreciate how large the Zermatt's ski resort is and how well connected all the mountains are. Also due to it's size the slopes never feel crowded and there's barely ever a queue for the ski lifts. 

To me even after coming here for nearly 15 years it's still one of the best places to be spending your skiing break. 
Every now and then I do think about trying out a new ski resort in North America or Japan though. It just feels a bit ridiculous flying thousands of miles when I've got some of the best skiing in my 'backyard'.