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Laufen, Switzerland - 29th July 2012

By: melik90

Hi all,

My name is NicePeter and I'm a small monkey from Switzerland!

I'm usually very nice and easy going, as my name suggests ;)

One of my great passions is music, as my mum plays a few instruments which are great to listen to!

I am looking forward to my travel around the world to complete my missions and to see many friendly people!



* Posted Aug 2, 2012, 11:59 am Last edited Aug 2, 2012, 12:14 pm by melik90 [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Laufen, Switzerland - 31st July 2012

By: melik90

Hi all,

Today we're in Laufen. Here the whole old town has been decorated and lots of booths where you can eat, drink and dance for the Swiss National Day fireworks. The Swiss National Day is the national holiday of Switzerland, set on August 1. It is an official national holiday since 1994, although the day had been suggested for the celebration of the foundation of the Swiss Confederacy as early as 1889.


I'm not on the picutre, because then we would have had to use the flash and it would've ruined the pictures.






* Posted Aug 2, 2012, 11:18 am Last edited Aug 2, 2012, 11:49 am by melik90 [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Étang de la Gruère, Jura, Switzerland - 1st August 2012

By: melik90

Hi all,

Today we went to the étang de la Gruère, a small lake in the Jura range near Saignelégier. The lake and the surrounding bog is a nature preserve. The lake was formed in the 17th century, when a dam was built for a mill.

We sat down relaxing at the shore and feed ducks, which came really close.



The view was just fantastic and I enjoyed to lay in the shade.


Even tho the lake is a nature preserve you can swimm in it, which at this day many people did. In winter, it usually freezes and you are able to skate on it as well :)

* Posted Aug 2, 2012, 11:49 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Basel, Switzerland - 3rd August 2012

By: melik90

Hi all,

Today I accompanied my mum to work. She works in an office you can pretty much compare to an employment agency, but the people which get hired are all doctors and scientists. They people at the office all came to say hi to me (that is the ones who were there, as almost half is on holidays at the moment), but they were too busy to pose for a picture with me.


"Hello, you're talking to NicePeter, how can I help you?" ;)


And this is the view from the office.

In the back you can see the Basler Münster and the Floos.

The Basel Münster is one of the main landmarks and tourist attractions of the Swiss city of Basel. It was built between 1019 and 1500 in Romanesque and Gothic styles. The late Romanesque building was destroyed by the 1356 Basel earthquake and rebuilt by Johannes Gmünd, who was at the same time employed for building the Freiburg Münster.

The Floos is a stage floating on the Rhine which attracts many spectators for more than 7 years now. For a few weeks every night from 8.30pm or 9.00pm onwards you are able to see various bands and singers from Switzerland and abroad.


On the other side of the Rhine you can see the "Les Trois Rois" (engl. "the tree kings" as the tree wise men are called in German and French). It's probably the most elegant and most expensive hotel you can find in all of Basel and around. Compared to it, the Hilton looks like a youth hostel  :p


Until next time!


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Laufen, Switzerland - 5th August 2012

By: melik90

hi all,

Tonight was a really big thunderstorm. My mum loved it, but Finfin and I prefered to hide under the blanket..


* Posted Aug 6, 2012, 8:15 pm Last edited Aug 6, 2012, 8:16 pm by melik90 [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Grindelwald, Switzerland - 7th August 2012

By: melik90

Hi all,

Today we got up really early. We packed our bags but weren't told where we're going to.


First we stopped in a coffee shop for breakfast. Lovely croissants with jam, hot chocolate and orange juice, yum!


Then it was back on the road again.


After a while we could see mountains in the distance..


And then we arrived: in Grindelwald, where it was really warm :)


We were going up a mountain called Männlichen with the cable car.




On top we had a great view onto the mountains.



It was a long way down..


And then we started the hike to Kleine Scheidegg. It takes about one hour to get there and it's a very comfortable hike considering we're on top of a mountain. No steep descents or ascents. We even met some cows along the way.


After the hike we arrived at the Kleine Scheidegg. We could've continued up with a cog railway all the way up Jungfrau but we decided not to, as it was very cloudy up there and we wouldn't have seen anything. So after a hearty "Holzfäller Znüni" (swiss = lumberjack lunch) we took the railway down and went back home.


* Posted Aug 8, 2012, 9:09 am Last edited Aug 8, 2012, 9:17 am by melik90 [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Laufen, Switzerland - 12th August 2012

By: melik90

Hi mum,

Today we had a really lazy day.

We relaxed in the hammock..


... and enjoyed the bubblying of the little fountain.


We played a little hide and seek in the flowers...


... and found a really big beautiful flower with pale rose petals.


* Posted Aug 14, 2012, 10:39 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Laufen, Switzerland - 17th August 2012

By: melik90

Hi all,

Today a new toyvoyager arrived: PieksiHH.

Finfin and I gave him a big welcome hug...


...to thank him for his presents brought from Finland.


At dinner with a big pizza hawaii we get to know eachother better.


* Posted Aug 20, 2012, 2:07 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Laufen, Switzerland - 23rd August 2012

By: melik90

Hi all,

Today we were able to help PieksiHH with one of his missions: to eat cheese in Switzerland.

There are many different kinds of Swiss cheese. I've learned that the next time I am talking about Swiss cheese, I have to think about which Swiss cheese I actually mean.


But I still love bananas better!

* Posted Aug 24, 2012, 8:03 am Last edited Aug 24, 2012, 8:05 am by melik90 [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Augusta Raurica, Switzerland - 26th August 2012

By: melik90

Dear all,

Today we've been in the old Roman town Augusta Raurica. It's actually called Augst now, and a small town not too far from Basel. It's known best for its Roman archaeological site and an open-air museum. We went to a Roman sitting room, where we played a small version of Nine Men's Morris. My host mum won most times, but she says it was just dumb luck.


* Posted Aug 28, 2012, 9:55 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Marktplatz, Basel, Switzerland - 28th August 2012

By: melik90

When one enters this impressive piazza, the first thing that catches the eye is the colourful Town Hall (Rathaus). However this piazza still plays a key role in the lives of Basel's inhabitants today. The market that takes place here every day of the week is a welcome addition to the grocer's and greengrocer's shops elsewhere in the city centre. Lovers of good food can find delicious local produce on the market stalls, as well as many specialities from the region, Switzerland and the entire world.


* Posted Aug 29, 2012, 2:15 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Laufen, Switzerland - 1st September 2012

By: melik90

Hi all,

Today we stayed at home because it was horrible weather outside. It rained all day and we even had flashes of lighning now and then.

My host mum showed me something very interesting: to knit! At first I thought it very complicating, because she uses very strange wool,  but soon I got the hang of it. Within a few hours work we made a lovely scarf.  :D Everyone helped a little:

First Finfin...


...then PieksiHH...


... and then me.


In the evening we sat at the window watching the rain.


Then we read a good night story and called it a day.


* Posted Sep 5, 2012, 7:40 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Laufen, Switzerland - 11th September 2012

By: melik90

This evening a strange parcel arrived. We heard something nibbling inside...


It was Tokki! He's a Canadian bunny who came to visit us from his last destination in Germany with beelicious.


We gave him a big welcome hug and showed him our pace for the night, as it was already very late.

Lot's of love,

* Posted Sep 14, 2012, 11:35 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Laufen, Switzerland - 16th September 2012

By: melik90

Hi all,

Today we watched a movie called Changeling. It's a drama with Angelina Jolie based on a real story.


It made us a bit sad but we all got chocolate to cheer us up again! :D


* Posted Sep 20, 2012, 1:48 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Laufen, Switzerland - 18th September 2012

By: melik90

Hi all,

Today we received a new visitor, Ape Apina. He's a monkey originally from Finland and came to us from Spain.


Concidentially he's not a stranger to our Tokki, they've been together in Finland in Spring 12 already!

We all gave him a big welcome hug!




He showed us the route he took from Barcelona, where he was last.


* Posted Sep 21, 2012, 6:52 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

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