Sunday Hike in Flims-Trin

The summer never arrived this year in the Swiss alps. Normally when i’m at home during the weekends I spend my time swimming in the lake or have a beach volleyball session, this summer every think is a little bit different. The lakes are all ready cold and the wind is blowing, we can say fall has arrived in the alps. This sunday it was sunny but cold, my mum and I made a little walk and came across this images!

I wish every one a wonderful week and hopefully the sun will shine for us!

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Brazil 2

My trip to Brazil has ended! I came back home with a big smile and I’m really sure I will go back to this wonderful country some days! The Brazilian people are crazy, they all were so friendly, helpful and always in a good mood to have some amazing times! As you can see on the pictures we were traveling a lot in this 21 days and were surrounded from the wonderful landscape, ocean and the Brazilian people.

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I would love to tell you some anecdote from our Trip:

The waitress ask us, what kind a drink would you like,we ordered a beer, o.k we have 5 different sorts of beer, we ordered a Stella… five minutes later she showed up with two Hineken beers, we asked her, but is there no more Stella left, she answered, yes sure we have some Stella but this one is colder! end of the talk, in Brazil it doesn’t matter what kind a beer you ordered the most important think is to serve it cold- and with cold i mean frozen! The brand of the beer is totally irrelevant.

Two friendly guys (my cousins’  Brazilian cousins) in Salvador let us stay at there house! They explained us a lot about how dangerous the city is and that we really have to take care.. Yes we did and every think went well! Until three of us came back from a surf trip, knocking on the door, the greeting from inside the house was- “we have got a problem”, the roof cave in!! now the question was, is it more dangerous to be out in the dangerous city, or is it more dangerous to stay in the house? As well I have to say, one of us would have slept in this part of the house were the roof dropped! But luckily no one got hurt and it’s a funny story we all can laugh about it! And as i heard the roof will be fixed! Maybe this week maybe an other week- Brazilian lifestyle!

In Itacare we tried to book a flight from Salvador to Rio de Janeiro, our internet at the hotel wasn’t working that well so we had to go to the village center to get some internet. At one shop we saw a big branding “Selling plain tickets”, we went in there and asked about the flight tickets, but the lovely lady told us, I don’t sell tickets any more… But it was the biggest branding in the street and she just had forgot to take it away- or maybe she was a little bit lazy!

A shop retailer in Itacare rented us some nice surfboards! One day we went to his shop to grab some surf boards, but he wasn’t there, we waited a bit but he didn’t show up. the next day we asked him, where have you been yesterday, his answer was, i was surfing, haven’t you seen this amazing waves? yes we saw them and wanted to grab our boards to get out there but you weren’t here.”oh yes I was surfing” we couldn’t be mad at him because we know, he is truly living his surf dream….

 

 

 

 

 

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Brazil

 

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Some times you really have to take a time off and pack your stuff and take off to a other wonderful country. This year I decided to travel to Brazil. My little cousin Michael Krähenbühl is half Swiss half Brazilian, since years I promised him to visit this country once with him. After my injury this winter I was stocked in the gym in Switzerland during the spring time. It was time to get away from a gym and get some new inputs! My decision was amazing, since two weeks I’m now in Brazil and I am enjoying a wonderful travel time! I saw many wonderful and very different landscapes and met amazing people!

My journey took me to the national park Chapada Diamantina, Salvador, Itacare and next week I’ll enjoy some days in Rio de Janeiro. In two weeks I’ll be back in Switzerland and hopefully I can show you some more amazing shots, but first off all I hope you enjoy this photos from Chapada and Itacare!

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Oh Deer

First of all I have to mention, I don’t like killed animals! I am a strikt vegetarian and I would love to see more respect against every kind of animal….

Today in the afternoon I went to our cabin called Malins with my grandfather! His passion is wildlife animals and I came across this jewel of a deer skull. I pictured it and made some art out of it! I hope you like it!

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Indoor Madness at the Freestyle Academy in Laax

It is been a long time since I posted some action shots on my blog! In the train today – on my way to Zurich, I tried to put some action shots together from my practice in the Freestyle Academy in Laax! The academy is perfect to try out some over head spins and tricks! The soft landing makes it easy to try stuff out, to climb out you waste a lot of energy! It’s a hard work but I can’t wait to be back on snow to do this tricks again!

 

 

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Flowers

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Last Saturday I climbed up the pinut-cassons with some of my family members in Flims. It was amazing to hang in the air and enjoy the amazing few and fresh air! On top we reached the “alp cassons”! It was amazing to see all this flowers which grow over 2695 meters above sea level! I made some macro shots from different flowers, check out how amazing they turned out!

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Swiss Hydropower

 

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Thanks to its topography and high average levels of annual rainfall, Switzerland has ideal conditions for hydropower utilisation. Hydropower underwent an initial period of expansion towards the end of the nineteenth century, experiencing a boom between 1945 and 1970 when numerous new run-of-river power plants in the lowlands and the largest storage power plants were built.

Based on the estimated mean production level, hydropower still accounted for almost 90% of domestic electricity production at the beginning of the 1970s, but this figure fell to around 60% by 1985 following the entry into operation of Switzerland’s nuclear power plants, and now accounts for around 55%. Hydropower remains Switzerland’s most important domestic source of renewable energy.

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Today there are 579 hydropower plants in Switzerland (power plants with a capacity of at least 300 kilowatts) which produce an average of around 35,913 gigawatt hours (GWh/y) a year. 47.4% of that is produced at run-of-river power plants, 48.2% at storage power plants and approximately 4.4% at pumped storage power plants. Two-thirds of this energy is produced in the mountain cantons of Uri, Graubünden, Ticino and Valais, while Aargau and Bern also generate significant quantities. Around 11% of Switzerland’s hydropower generation comes from facilities situated on bodies of water along the country’s borders. The hydropower market is worth around CHF 1.8 billion (basis = delivery from power plant at 5 centimes per kilowatt hour), and is therefore an important segment of Switzerland’s energy industry. (text informations: http://www.bfe.admin.ch/themen/00490/00491/index.html?lang=en

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