Building bridges

This year was much about bridges. For example, building bridges: For a good cooperation, Between cultures, Between organizations, Between people. And, I am crossing bridges, everyday, as part of my new place of living and working. The moment in the morning when I walk over the bridge inspires me to connect and build bridges duringContinue reading “Building bridges”

4 new destinations

Through my new job, I started to get to know a whole new area – also known as the Balkan region. It is an interesting place with not only a violent history not so long ago, current social challenges due to high migration rates but also a region with wonderful people, great food and a destination for travellers who likeContinue reading “4 new destinations”

12 Cafés in Lucerne

Here is a list of Cafés that I have visited so far in Lucerne, each and every place has its own flavour and atmosphere, some are also restaurants while other even offer co-working spaces, include a shop or can be perfectly combined with a visit of a Museum or the Cinema next by (in alphabetical order): Alpineum :Continue reading “12 Cafés in Lucerne”

Setting out for new horizons: Lucerne to Flüelen

Today, I start my adventure at the World Cafe in Lucerne’s bay.  After a strong and tasty espresso, I embark on the boat Stadt Luzern. Off we head, straight through the morning mist that still lays over the town and the lake – a misterious start…I would say. Different tones of grey in competition. Eventually,Continue reading “Setting out for new horizons: Lucerne to Flüelen”

Once upon a time…

Outdoor laundry. Walking along Ascona‘s lungolago, I come across this testimonial photography. In a time not too long ago, women were washing clothes in lakes and rivers even here in Switzerland. It brings back memories of many other places in the world, where I have seen women (and even men) doing their “outdoor laundry”. TheContinue reading “Once upon a time…”

Postcard from Ascona

Buongiorno da Ascona! Ascona is a sunny, calm and colorful place in the Southern Part of Switzerland, in Ticino. It spreads a peaceful atmosphere with an artistic flavour along the lungolago – circus artists, painters, actors and musicians brighten up the scene during the evening hours. While meandering through the narrow alleys you can visitContinue reading “Postcard from Ascona”

Story of change: From Ventry dance hall to Penny’s Pottery

We can not only observe change in people but also in buildings. The Ventry hall on the Dingle Peninsula is one such example. It was built by a family Martin and opened in 1935 as a dance hall. It was only one of several dance halls that were built in that time on the DingleContinue reading “Story of change: From Ventry dance hall to Penny’s Pottery”

Beautiful days on Dingle Peninsula – Ireland

A ten day experience. From Dublin to the South West, with a little sidestep heading north to Newgrange. This “starter” to Newgrange was organized by a friend I met 12 years ago in Argentina when a café owner from a little village put us in contact for a day trek ! Thanks Bren, for aContinue reading “Beautiful days on Dingle Peninsula – Ireland”

New horizons?! >>> Summer break

Dearest reader, It’s been exactly 3 years since I embarked on my viafranziska-journey! Amazing! First and foremost, thanks so much for being part of it – it touches me to see that people from all over the world come across my blog and appreciate pictures and texts and accompany me in that way on myContinue reading “New horizons?! >>> Summer break”