15 Sep Our Switzerland Adventure
Switzerland is visually exactly what we have always dreamt it would be; the Swiss Alps decorating every background, and the Swiss chalets placing you back 50 years.
We had the privilege of getting to experience a raw and authentic view of Switzerland from a true Swiss family,
which consequently is my family (okay, so maybe not my direct family, but my Uncle’s family)! My uncle Pius was born and raised in Switzerland, and his family still resides there, whom he visits as often as he can.
This year it just so happened they were going to be in Switzerland while we were traveling through Europe, so it became a no brainer that Switzerland was on our list!
What was unique about this stop was that it wasn’t a typical “traveler’s” view, but we got to experience Switzerland from the Swiss themselves. Our tour guides were those who knew the area, the food, and the sites – it was bound to be extraordinary.
Every morning we were blessed with (by Pius’ momma) an extraordinary Swiss breakfast, which included five different types of cheeses (and mind you, this is true Swiss cheese), fresh croissants from the nearby bakery, eggs and bacon, fresh fruit, coffee, juice, homemade jam… sorry, let me wipe the drool off my face.
Essentially, we were delivered heaven on a plate each morning.
It was real, and surreal all at the same time. We were going for runs each morning tossing “Guete Morge” at each passerby instead of “good morning.” The homes looked like they were right out of a storybook, and the villages had celebrations for the cows coming down out of the mountains.
Each day we traveled to a different place exploring the vast landscapes and cities, taking in the Swiss culture as a whole. From Zurich to Bern to Interlaken, we saw it all, and it was breathtaking every which way you looked.
There is no doubt that if you have an opportunity to visit Switzerland, jump on it because you will not regret it at all.
All the places we visited: Zurich, Lucerne, Bern, Olten, Interlaken
eat lots of swiss chocolate,