21 things you (probably) didn't know about me

  • I grew up in the countryside of Appenzell with my two younger brothers, a cat, three bunnies and four chickens. And my parents, of course.
  • I absolutely love sushi and have taken two sushi classes in my life. One in London and one in Tokyo.
  • The thing I miss most when I travel abroad is cheese.
  • I like snowboarding.
  • I once had a baby pigeon hatch and live on my windowsill. I named him Ferdinand.
  • Jetlags always knock me out for several days. Every. Single. Time.
  • My favourite word in English is bonkers
Sushi feast

Looks like those sushi classes paid off.

View over Lake Taupo in New Zealand

Taupo NZ - where Lost in Switzerland was born.

  • I used to work as a traffic planner for seven years before leaving this field for my current job at Swiss Activities.
  • I used to get homesick all the time as a kid and swore to myself (and everybody else) that I’d never start travelling. 
  • When I registered the domain for Lost in Switzerland, I was in Taupo, New Zealand.
  • I’m a Christian and believe in Jesus.
  • My favourite country is Japan. I’ve been there four times and will definitely go back again.
  • I’m a right-hander.
  • I don't have a nickname. 
  • I think mint chocolate is a complete misconstruction. You either eat chocolate or you brush your teeth. You can’t do both at the same time. 
  • The only bone I've ever broken was my collarbone. It happened at school while we were playing field hockey. 
  • My first ever summer job was with Coop, one of the largest Swiss supermarket chains. 
  • I have a degree in urban planning and am currently studying tourism.
  • I’m blood type A.
  • I’ve done two bungy jumps in my life. And I only regret one of them.
  • The first country I ever visited outside of Europe was China.
The bungy I regret doing in Colombia

The one I regret - San Gil, Colombia