Friday, October 30, 2009

World Blog Surf Day

Today's post will break away from my long-winded, usual ramblings on which Swiss rule I broke this time or my latest and greatest pub find to be apart of something bigger. Today is World Blog Surf Day. Expat bloggers are linking up today to take you on a virtual tour of our favorite holidays and celebrations from across the world. So, grab your wetsuit and get ready to surf the wave.

Alpabfahrt. Let's celebrate some cows and old-school Swiss tradition. When most people think of Switzerland, this is probably what they picture.

Each Fall a celebration, known as the Alpabfahrt (Alp descent), is held when the cows are bought down from their summer grazing spot in the upper-Alps.

Who doesn't love some lederhosen and cowbell?

To continue riding the wave, check out Swiss Family Mac and get another look at what Switzerland has to offer. Twitter snippets are also being posted at emptynestexpat.


  1. What a cool video and awesome tradition. Although I grew up in Europe, I never made it to Switzerland. I must put it on my list.
    Happy surfing :)

  2. Not a big problem to break a rule in Swisse..))
    Here in Turkey there are no rules at all...espacially in the traffic..))

  3. You have a cool blog. First time being here and now wondering why. You do however have a rather strange looking dog, but then that is another story... I am sure she has a wonderful temperament.

    Yup, worn liederhosen.... not pretty but with a few beers, it has to be done!

  4. A fabulous post - I have GOT to learn how to use video on my blog!

  5. What a cute video! I am in awe of how well-behaved these cows were, and the goats even more so... Some villages in the French Alps still maintain the same tradition, and if I remember correctly, the cattle there is a little more unruly! ;)

    Thank you for this fun post - have a great WBSD!

  6. I would love to go and see this live one day.


  7. Despite being half-Swiss, there's a lot of Swiss culture I have absolutely no grasp of, what with being raised in Malaysia and all ... love this video!! :) I'm happy to "meet" you via WBSD and hope to catch up with your posts in the future. Cheers!

  8. Glad everyone enjoyed the video. Come back and visit again sometime. And, dog has a face only a mother could love.

  9. BTW, the first animals appearing in the video are called goats ;-) SY blogging from

  10. Update: My own blog post for WBSD suffered an emergency url change (don't get me started on the 'why?') please and can now be found at Unfortunately I have lost also all comments I had *sniff-sniff* and can't retrieve / transfer them, SY


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