The Carnival of Basel

The Carnival of Basel
:hirabbit: I’m back already!
My last exam (art) was on monday in Basel, the third most populous city in Switzerland. Basel is known for its chemical industry but also for its hilarious carnival that takes place annually between February and March. This year the date of the Carnival of Basel which lasts three days, coincided with the last day of my exams so I took it as an opportunity to attend this colorful and impressive event. Although it’s quite famous also in foreign countries and it takes less than an hour to go from Zurich to Basel by train, I’ve never been to the Basler Fasnacht!
But first Silvankun and I went to a Kaiten Sushi place! I wasn’t thrilled the first time I ate at one of these restaurant in Zurich but I was pleasantly surprised this time! Everything tasted fresh and the consistency of the fish was more than acceptable.

Ususally I’m too embarrassed to take pictures in a restaurant but this time I did it! :tongue:

I didn’t had my cam with me so I had to use my phone.. I couldn’t bring myself to upload blurred mobile-pics so I added a filter! I know it’s kind of weird but I think you’ll get a good impression of the event nevertheless! :totorosmile:

My favourite Nigiri zushi are Salmon, Maguro (but only the real fatty one! :nope: ), Hamachi, Sanma and Saba. Unfortunately they had only two of my favourites!

I’ll be back sooon!


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  1. I love nigiri sushi, it’s my favourite, especially the salmon one :).

    I get embarassed about taking photos in restaurants too. Sometimes I even ask the waiters if it’s ok to take photos first! xx

  2. I actually love the effect you’ve used on your photos! It makes the carnival look a little like a scene from Spirited Away! That sushi looks delish :swirlheart:

  3. Das mit dem Fotografieren geht mir genauso. Im Restaurant ist es mir immer etwas unangenehm, vor allem da ich keine kleine Schnappschusskamera habe. LG

  4. @ Sarah: hehe glad I’m not the only one who’s embarrassed when taking pictures in a restaurant :D the sushi was really nice! :smile:

    @ Maisy: thank you! I’m glad you like it! :) the next time I’ll take my cam with me :happy:

    @ Danii: ich dachte ich sei so ziemlich alleine mit dem Verhalten weil ich immer so viele fotos von Essen sehe auf anderen blogs aber scheinbar ist das den meisten etwas unangenehm :hehe:

    @ Thi: jaaaaa lachssushi :iida: so schön fettig und zart muahahrhr… :happy:

  5. geil – mit dem sushi. manchmal wünsche ich mir, dass das sushi vom laufband in meinen mund fährt XD

    btw… lol , ich schäme mich voll, dass alle dieses Bild mit schärfentiefe etc. pp so toll finden XD ich hab das gar nicht “richtig” fotografiert und hatte nur ausprobiert, ob der blitzt funktioniert – hab aufn auslöser gedrückt und dann war’s fertig XD…das war so ganz raaandom xD

  6. That is so fun that this event was taking place following your exam :] It looks like it was a good time. I am so hungry for sushi now :]

  7. Thanks for the touuuur! I love to see pics of other cities and fooood always tickles my fancy, even if they have have been filtered! XD

    I’ve never been to Basel, only Geneva when my dad worked there for a year. xD Shame I didn’t get to see the rest of Switzerland!

  8. Sounds and looks like a fun event! I’d love to visit there someday.. Kaiten Sushi is so popular in japan too and there are so many fun places to eat there! xo akiko
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  9. Did you know – the newest Kaiten Sushi in Switzerland are moving with Magnet. I went one week ago with my daddy. The restaurant was very small but the food was nice ^^

    The first pictures look very comic-like! :nyanyan:

  10. @ Ava: Thank youuu :happy:

    @ Mici: hahaha ich musste echt grinsen als ich deinen Kommentar gelesen habe.. :tongue: hehe wenn du wüsstest wie viel Bilder die ich geschossen habe so entstanden sind :nope:

    @ ShyScout: Isn’t it?!? I thought the same :happy:

    @ Jian: You live in Switzerland? Geneva is beautiful! I’m glad you like the pics :nyanyan:

    @ Akiko: It was!! :hehe: Kaiten Sushi in Japan is great! We always went to the 100 Yen Kaiten sushi places :ghihi: and it was sooo gooood!!! :starlove:

    @ The life after: I know the “I really need Sushi” feeling.. :hehe: Can’t wait to see your pictures! :catexclam:

    @ Miho-chan: How nice of your dad!! I should go visit mine more often.. :kitten: He loves Sushi and Japanese food in general too!

  11. With kaitenzushi is a matter of luck I think! My favourites are ikura, unagi, salmon and mentaiko (I love caviar!!!), I think.
    I love the filter you used, your photos look really interesting!
    The carnival event looks funny, I’d like to have celebrated carnival someway too.

  12. The festival looks amazing!! Nothing beats good old sushi. That would be one the things I miss of Japan if I ever left!! Congrats on finishing exams im sure you have done well!!

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