Basel is a quaint city that is divided in two by the Rhine River. It’s a really low-key and relaxed city, although it screams wealth, as the majority of restaurants and bars are pricey, unless it’s Swiss produce (Movenpick cafe or Feldschlossen Bier). Basel is packed with lots of alleys, where you are more than likely to stumble upon little antique shops or boutiques. There are several museums that spring to mind when I think of Basel,
such as the Beyler Foundation Art Museum, Kunst Museum, Tinguely Museum and the Puppet Museum. I especially love going to the Kunst Museum because the exhibitions they showcase always interest me and they have a irresistible gift shop, where I always have to buy something. If you don’t want to fork out the money for an extortionate cocktail, head down to Papa Joe’s on Barfusserplatz between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. for half prices cocktails (8chf); they are extremely tastey and you can never say no to just one. If you’re feeling peckish, I would suggest dropping by Lily’s, which serves Thai food (Hibiscus Ice tea and Tempura are the best!!!) at an affordable price for Basel (around 22chf for a main course). This restaurant has a great young modern vibe, but attracts people of all ages and is a great place to catch up with old friends. Don’t forget to visit the impeccably kept Swiss parks around Basel: Grun80 or Kannenfeldpark.


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