In our 8th annual edition, yesterday December 1st 2019, we celebrated our version of Thanksgiving. This means a harvest celebration of the fruits of our actions during the year, with friends and loved ones. Petra and I cooked for three days with help from our friend Christophe. We served plenty of food that included garlic-ginger […]
Al llegar a San Boi de Lluçanès, poblado de quinientos habitantes en la zona catalana de los montes Pirineos, nuestro anfitrión, y panadero del pueblo, me envía un mensaje via WhatsApp invitándonos a pan y coca, pa i coques en catalán. Hasta ese momento solo conocía dos acepciones de la palabra coca: la bebida azucarada […]
(English version and video are below.) Siguiendo el sendero sostenible trazado con La Casa Ausente, el arquitecto Fernando Abruña Charneco presenta su más reciente edificación. La Casa del Horizonte incorpora el sol en la solución energética y se apropia de la luz de la luna llena a través de una terraza lunar. Dialoga con el […]
There are many stories about the Loch Ness Monster, the Jeti, Bigfoot, Yeran, and many other large mysterious creatures that inhabit our Planet. They are rarely (or never) seen. But on our recent trip to the island of Ratonneau, off the coast of Marseille, we spotted the Boat-Eating Sea Dog. To our surprise no one […]
During our recent visit to Marseille, we discovered the fattest car in the world inside the Vieille Charité in the old Panier quarter of France’s second largest city. Driving it probably will make you feel skinny. See for yourself.
I like city walls, especially those that leave space to the imagination. This one around a tight corner is unique. It looks like a musician left a big horn leaning on the wall, and forgot about it. That’s why the graffiti is perfect. Actually the vertical metal structures are meant to protect the wall from […]
Every two years the Troupe de Serreaux-Dessus an ensemble of amateur and semi-professional actors performs a quality theatre show under the summer sky. The stage is set on the backyard of the house of Antoine and Henriette Nicolas, winemakers with over forty years of experience producing good white wine in the hills of Begnins, overlooking […]
On April 27th 2019, I had the honor to see my brother Héctor Abruña being inducted into the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in Washington DC.
On January 28, 2019, I received my Swiss passport, but on March 28, along with over a thousand other new citizens, I celebrated it. Mayor Corine Mauch had extended an invitation to all new Swiss citizens residing in the city of Zürich to join her in a celebration. I am now the citizen of the […]
About two years ago, the forest, which is practically our backyard, went through a managed deforestation process.* Hundreds of trees were cut. While walking with Mia along the forest, as we often do in the afternoons, I saw a bird house sitting on the fresh stump of a pine tree. Normally it would have been […]