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Swiss Miss

A few months ago, one of my close friends, Tiffany, announced that she would be going to Switzerland for the month of July for a study-abroad program. She then invited me and some other friends to come on over to visit/stay with her while she was there. Ummm... invitation to Switzerland with friends and free room to stay in? Yes please! So I immediately began looking at flights and dates and, eventually, everything just fell into place:)

So I traveled to Zurich July 22/23 (My first overseas flight) and lived it up in the alps for a whole week! It was such a neat experience and I still don't think it has really hit me yet that I was actually there. It was so great also because I got to do so much! I did/saw everything I had planned and more. I went to Zurich, Geneva, Bern, Interlaken, Lausanne, Montreux, Gruyere, and more. I got to go to the top of the Matterhorn, bob-luge, hike the alps, see the Bern temple, eat Swiss cheese and chocolate, see amazing/famous art, go to the olympic museum, tour a castle, see Einstein's house, ride a train (a lot)... and I did most all of it with some of my favorite people. Switzerland, you did me good.





















Top 5 favs of being in Switzerland
-Everything had decoration and seemed to be designed to be beautiful (not just practical, like it seems how everything at home was designed)
-Everything was gorgeous from every angle (I've never taken so many pictures on a trip in my life)
-So many people had dogs and they took them everywhere (I saw dogs coming out of hotels with people, stores, restaurants*)
-Swiss water. 'nuff said
-Little kids speaking in French and German all over the place

Top 5 not-favs of being in Switzerland
-EVERYBODY in Switzerland smokes and smokes everywhere. It was sick
-Hardly anything stays open later than 6pm
-Not being able to use a phone for a week (Seriously, if I got lost or was going to be late or anything, I couldn't call anyone to let them know -That's a big part of why traveling to and going up the Matterhorn all by myself felt like such an accomplishment)
-*Switzerland doesn't care as much about germs as we/I do (I saw a baker cutting a cheesecake, lick her fingers, cut/touch/lick more, and then place it in the display case for people to buy ...a lot of bathrooms didn't even have a place where soap would have been, etc...)
-Man capris.

3 comments

  1. Fun! I am so glad that you got to go. The pictures look gorgeous!

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  2. I think man capris would have been one of my favorite things about Switzerland.

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  3. Hahaha yeah, I was debating which list to put them on. I just really couldn't think of 5 things I didn't like about Switzerland

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