Monthly Archives: July 2006

The Chicken Man

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It’s Monday in Basel and you don’t feel like cooking dinner. Time to head to the “Chicken Man”! Offering excellent whole or split roasted chicken and your choice of sauces, the Natura Gueggeli truck is in Basel every Monday. Just look for the truck with the giant chicken on top!

Day and Location:

Monday: Basel | BS – 4054
AVIA-Tankstelle, Oberwilerstrasse 135
Time: 10.30 – 19.00

Tuesday: Muttenz | BL – 4132
Milchhüüsli Primo, Hauptstrasse 11
Time: 10.30 – 19.00

Wednesday Lausen | BL – 4415
Vorplatz Weibel Immobilien, Hauptstrasse 34
Time: 10.30 – 19.00

Thursday: Pratteln | BL – 4133
Edi Dietler Transporte, Hauptstrasse 2
Time:10.30 – 19.00

For more information visit the website (German, French, Italian only):

Chicks with Sticks


In Basel, it has become de rigeur to see brusque women of a certain age stomping with along the Rhine sporting the latest in menopausal chic – the Nordic Walking Stick.

In the US, these ladies with their HRT patch and their practical salt-and-pepper “do” would be power-walking around the local mall in their Rockports and knee-grazing shorts from Lands End. Ridiculous in their own way to be sure, but these Swiss chicks have got ‘em beat (with a stick).

With nary a mountain, hill, or even a small ramp in sight, you can see packs of them swinging wildly along with wanton disregard for anything – or anyone – in their path in some sort of demented Ester Williams synchronized-stick brigade. Sure, they probably help burn extra calories and could possibly be useful in picking up stray debris (would that there was any) but I think I speak for many when I say: Ladies, it is time to put down the sticks and slowly back away.