On the Piste! Drinking whilst Skiing in the Swiss Alps

Verbier nightlifeMany people who book holidays to the Swiss Alps do so to enjoy the amazing ski adventure that the region offers.

From normal skiing to cross-country skiing and Heliskiing, among others, you cannot lack something fun and thrilling to do while in the Switzerland.

However, skiing is not all that the Swiss do for fun; there are lots of other ski holiday activities, but the most exciting one you will come across is drinking, or even better, drinking whilst skiing.

The Swiss Drinking Culture

Although it has dwindled over time, the Swiss people have had a long reputation for drinking. In fact, in one of the most famous writings about the Swiss in the 17th century, French diplomat Daniel L’Ermite stated that drinking is a passion for the Swiss people. L’Ermite even observed them drinking while conducting important business matter. And he was not the only foreigner to observe and be amazed by the Swiss drinking culture. In the 17th century, the saying “drink like a Swiss” was coined in tribute to their famous love of wine.

Young people drinking in VerbierWith this long tradition of drinking, it does not come as a surprise that a good number of Swiss people still love to drink up to this day, even in ski regions. If you book a stay via Alpine Comfort Chalets in one of the many chalets in 4 Valleys area, you will notice that drinking (mostly wine and beer) is a common tradition and people as young as 16 years drink as though it is just another day; after all, the legal drinking age for beer and wine in Switzerland is 16 years.

And the visitors

Drinking in Swiss Alps is not only limited to the Swiss people. Foreigners who flock the 4 Valleys during the ski season are famous for their drinking habits. Some of them will fall in love with the Swiss drinking culture while others will take advantage of the relaxed drinking laws to enjoy themselves. Celebrities from around the world are also known for letting loose once they arrive in the Swiss Alps, including the most recent visit by Prince William where he was spotted partying and drinking with friends.

But what about the negative effects?

Excessive alcohol consumptionWith more relaxed drinking laws than several other countries in the world, not to mention the widespread drinking culture, even among people as young as 16, you would think … Read the rest


Drinks in space – It’s Beer O’clock and We’re Drinking Recycled Pee

How to drink in spaceAstronauts spend a long time away from earth, with their missions lasting as long as one year. If NASA and other space organizations achieve their dream of exploring Mars and other planets, the length of these missions will increase immensely.

This will force the space industry to come up with creative ways of creating food and drinking water for the astronauts in space.

According to a space marketer Martin Wilson, NASA is going to have to up the ante when using cutting-edge water recycling technology that recycles condensate and urine to create drinking water for astronauts in the ISS.… Read the rest


Banned from Canada – Driving Under the Influence

Banned From Canada - DUIEntering Canada may be a challenge after being charged with a DUI offense whether you want to visit for businesses purposes or for pleasure…

To find out why it is difficult to enter Canada with a DUI, we ran though the basics at http://www.duicanadaentry.com/criminal-inadmissibility-canada/ and http://www.cicnews.com/2014/05/entering-canada-dui-conviction-053391.html with a leading Canadian lawyer.

It seems that accessing Canada with a previous DUI conviction, is possible – however it is a challenge.

There are several options available to those who have been deemed inadmissible to enter Canada. It is not easy to know how to address the issue by yourself.

When looking for a solution to the inadmissibility problem, there are various things to consider. They include:… Read the rest


6 (Unexpected) Reasons Why Alcohol May Be Good For You

Alcohol good for youIt’s official. Alcohol is good for you, but as with so many other things in life, there is a downside. Alcohol is only good for you in small quantities, but to sweeten the deal, you need to take a small quantity of alcohol every day to benefit.

As the Dietary Guidelines for Americans put it, a small quantity of alcohol is “… having up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men. This definition is referring to the amount consumed on any single day and is not intended as an average over several days.”

Good news? Sure, but only if you are of the legal age to consume alcohol, and you don’t get wasted. … Read the rest


Lavender Pisco Sour – Testing the Peruvian Experience

tdb-lavender-pisco03At the point when Alice and I went to Peru, the primary concern on my rundown to do was climb Machu Picchu. As great stories go, I had zero issues with height disorder, felt incredible, went out for keeps running in the mornings, ate a neighborhood’s lot food (Peruvian ceviche FTW!) and had zero issues until the morning of Machu Picchu.

At that point, I work up, felt like death itself and would not like to get up — destiny chose it was the ideal time for bronchitis. Much obliged travel ailment! The whole day, under great over-the-counter medicine, I felt sketchy, best case scenario.

The main redeeming quality? Machu Picchu. … Read the rest


How Alcohol Works With Exercise

s1On Friday evening after you leave work, you most likely consider going out and having a couple drinks with companions to unwind and wind down. Despite the fact that you may think you should go out and have a couple drinks, some things you ought to positively keep as a top priority.

Like some other day, tomorrow will be a day for activity, and since you are practicing on a customary premise, a couple beverages of liquor won’t generally harmed anything, isn’t that so?

Before you choose to surge out to the neighborhood bar, there are a couple of things beneath that you ought to consider before you settle on you’re decision about going out to drink some liquor.… Read the rest