Home sweet home – it’s been tiring but amazing to be able to travel around Europe for 2 months. I’m going to start a ‘postcards’ series which will be my happy travel snaps. Don’t worry guys – I’ll also write separate reviews for food too ;)
First stop was beautiful but expensive Zurich to pick up my good friend H for this 2 month long ride :D
Super cute and funny windows :D
When travelling I either go on a foodie binge and enter struggletown or do the sightseeing stuff but eat at tourist traps. I wanted to be able to move so I didn’t have a food itinerary like I usually do – except this one tiny thing I wanted to try: CHEESE FONDUE.
Dunking a cube of stale-ish bread into this glorious pot of gooey cheese which warmed and softened the bread. Sadly the cheese had a hit of strong white wine which was too boozy.
Then H introduced me to her most favourite Swiss dish: raclette. A slice of raclette cheese melted on the grill … ah just look at it bubble away ~
Oozy cheese is then scrapped onto soft boiled potatoes, sprinkled with mixed spices :D SO CHEESY. SO GOOD.
Bern (the capital of Switzerland) is where the UNESCO world heritage site of Old Town is located. It is filled with medieval arcades and underground/cellar-like shops – so different to other Swiss cities. For the science buffs you can even visit Einstein’s apartment where he developed the theory of relativity.
Brown bears are the symbol of Bern which is why you can see them wandering around, taking a swim or just chilling at Bear Park.
Up to Mt Pilatus at an amazing 2000 m+! The Matterhorn is 4000 m+ and our Mt Lofty is 700 m+ …
Once at the top you have 3 viewpoints to choose from but you have to climb some steep steps to reach there. An American woman gave up for fear of heights and sat on a step waiting for her husband to come back down.
Worth the effort though because the view is absolutely amazing – snow capped moutains, sapphire lakes and green everywhere.
So that was Switzerland – isn’t it a beautiful country?