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.
  • So far, I’ve 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 own a total of three world maps. One is hanging in our living room, one in my office and one at the door of my room. 
  • 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 studied urban planning in Rapperswil and am currently working as a traffic planner in Solothurn.
  • 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 three times and will definitely go back again.
  • I’m a right-hander.
  • I never had a nickname at school because nobody knew how to shorten my name. 
  • 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 at the Coop supermarket chain. 
  • My favourite TV-shows are How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory and Grey’s Anatomy.
  • I’m blood type A.
  • I’ve done two bungy jumps in my life. And I only regret one of them.
  • The first country outside of Europe I've visited was China.
The bungy I regret doing in Colombia

The one I regret - San Gil, Colombia