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My Love Affair with Switzerland

My Love Affair with Switzerland

IMG_4137editI think I have a love affair with Switzerland. It’s stunning beyond words, it’s laid back… thinking about it now I just want to go back. It’s been a while since I’ve been there but reading back through my diary from my first trip there brings back so many wonderful memories. I completely fell in love. See here:

“There are no words to describe how beautiful Switzerland is. I didn’t need days to fall in love, I just needed minutes. Everything is so unbelievably green, it looks like a fairytale. You hear birds instead of cars, you see misty mountains instead of smog. The water in the lakes is a perfect turquoise blue. If ever there was a heaven, I think it would look something like Switzerland.”

Now that is pure love.

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My time spent in Switzerland was spent staying in the small town of Engelberg, about 35k outside of Lucerne. The town is tiny with a population of only about 3,800, but it is absolutely charming. Engelberg is situated in a valley surrounded by mountains and if that isn’t just the coolest little spot I don’t know what is.

The first day we dropped our stuff off at a cute little bed & breakfast, quickly ran to the store to buy some food, because Switzerland is NOT cheap, and had a picnic on our back patio. Fresh bread, fresh fruit, cheese (pre-vegan era), and good company. What more can you ask from life?

The next day was spent exploring Lucerne and headed up the Alps to Mount Pilatus. A gondola took us up, giving us a spectacular view, and once on top… speechless. The views were absolutely gorgeous and I couldn’t have asked for anything better.

We then took a train down the mountain on the other side, a boat back to Lucerne, and a bus back to Engelberg. Probably the most varied day of transportation I’ve ever had but each one was so scenic and special. I love every moment of it.

Unfortunately, my time in Switzerland was limited to only a few days but I will be back, I am sure of it. Our time together is not over yet!



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