Aurora lives in the small city of Moutier, located in the French-speaking part of the canton of Bern (Bernese Jura / Jura Bernois), Switzerland. She works for the Swiss administration and does ice-skating as a hobby, although she has spent the last year as a member of the Swiss synchronized ice-skating team. Aurora’s boyfriend fully shares this passion for ice, and plays hockey in Moutier.

Travelling is among Aurora’s other hobbies. Nowadays she travels locally but in a real Yankee-style. She talked about this with SUISSEPIC.

Aurora and her boyfriend spent last summer in the United States, staying in a van. She says that they travelled all around the USA and also visited Canada. This idea to travel by van was so inspiring that Aurora decided to start her own adventure-story, doing the same thing in Switzerland.

“We stayed in our van in the USA. When we returned to Switzerland, we set ourselves the goal of discovering a new place in Switzerland every Sunday. As long as the weather allows us, we go to discover something new”, says Aurora and then smiles, saying that they travel “instead of spending a boring Sunday in front of the TV and discovering nothing about life”.

In Switzerland they have already visited 7 places, mostly located in the canton of Bern – the Gelmersee [Lake Gelmer], the Aare Gorge, Iseltwald, the Giessbachfälle [Giesbach Falls], the St. Beatus caves, Lauterbrunnen, and the Trümmelbachfälle [Trümmelbach Falls]. Aurora says that the Gelmersee is now their favorite place. To decide on the route and the places they visit, they launched an Instagram account which they are now developing as a travel web-project.

“Actually, since we started we have discovered beautiful places that we did not even know existed. We feel more and more connected to our own country, and that’s important!” says Aurora.

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Gelmersee (Lake Gelmer)

Located in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland. Has 48 m depth and 13M cubic meters of water volume

Aare Gorge

Located Meiringen in Bernese Oberland. It is an indirect product of glaciation, 10,000 years ago

Iseltwald

Located in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland and famous with its castle, on the basis of which was organized Rehabilitation Center of Seeburg

Giessbachfälle

One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Switzerland. Located not far from Lake Brienz, in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district of the canton of Bern.

St.Beatus Caves

The St. Beatus Caves, which are located on the northeastern shore of Lake Thun, near Interlaken, lead deep into the interior of the immense Niederhorn Massif.

Lauterbrunnen

A village and a municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland

Trümmelbachfälle

Located in Lauterbrunnen. A series of ten glacier-waterfalls inside the mountain made accessible by tunnel-lift and illuminated. The height of falling water is 150 meters

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