Here in Switzerland, there are more than 65,000 kilometers of marked trails, called “wanderwegs.” The signs are bright yellow, and they are everywhere, leading through urban city centers to lakeside villages to mountain hikes on the top of the Alps.
My husband and I are new to Zurich, by way of San Francisco. We’re figuring it out - the language, the culture, the seasons, the country - day by day, while squeezing in as much hiking and traveling as possible.
These are the stories of creating our own wanderwegs.
New? Here are a few favorite stories to get you started:
Hallo! I’m Alex. I’m a freelancer writer with a background in nonprofit and community development work, and this fall I’ll be starting a Political Science Master’s program at ETH Zurich. I may have left my heart in San Francisco, but I’m a born and raised San Diego girl with a fierce love for all things Central America.
I started this blog for a bunch of reasons: as a way to keep family and friends updated on our lives, as a hiking and travel resource for people living in Switzerland (Swiss and non-Swiss folks alike!), as a creative outlet, as a way to document the adventures and misadventures of life “abroad”, as a forcing mechanism to make sure I am writing every single day. It’s my own little corner of the internet.
I’m still figuring out exactly what I want to do and say with Wander We Go, but in the meantime, I’m happy you are here. I’m happy you are reading. And I hope you come back.