Tomorrow Saturday May 25 will be the one-year anniversary of my arrival in Switzerland!
After all the many new experiences, sights, sounds, smells, places and changes in lifestyle, there are two things that have been constant, solid and exhilarating throughout this year of adventures: love and friendship.

More specifically, my love with Petra, who I met over 30 years ago, and my friendship of over 30 years with Christophe, both Swiss nationals.
To them, I raise a glass of the best wine and make a toast: To Love and Friendship!
Here are two recent pictures: Petra and I in Siena (from the top of the Torre del Mangia), and Christophe and I at Zürich’s Main Station.

Rubén and Petra

Rubén and Christophe


  1. Felicidades por eso 30 años como pareja. Es la parte más hermosa del relato que me he tomado la libertad de bautizarlo como ” A fuego y a espada eterno”

  2. Lovely, Congrats – and I make a toast to You :-)

  3. Happy life dear Ruben and Petra, I hope to see you again soon. Un besito!!

  4. Congratulations! Can’t believe it’s been a year already. Here’s to many more happy years of love and friendship.

  5. Congratulations! and send my best to Petra, hope to see you this summer when I visit

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