Postcards from Switzerland

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 ;)

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Zurich

First stop was beautiful but expensive Zurich to pick up my good friend H for this 2 month long ride :D

Zurich Switzerland
Zurich Switzerland

Super cute and funny windows :D

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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.Swiss 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.

Swiss Cheese Fondue

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 ~

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Oozy cheese is then scrapped onto soft boiled potatoes, sprinkled with mixed spices :D SO CHEESY. SO GOOD.
raclette

Bern

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.

Bern Switzerland
Bern Switzerland
Bern Switzerland

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.

Bern Switzerland

Lucerne

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Up to Mt Pilatus at an amazing 2000 m+! The Matterhorn is 4000 m+ and our Mt Lofty is 700 m+ …

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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.

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Worth the effort though because the view is absolutely amazing – snow capped moutains, sapphire lakes and green everywhere.

mt pilatus
mt pilatus

So that was Switzerland – isn’t it a beautiful country?

4 comments for “Postcards from Switzerland

  1. September 29, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Ahhhh, such breathtaking views and stunning photos! I would be so curious about the cheese fondue! It will be listed as my quest, too!

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  2. October 1, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    What fantastic photos Berny! You are making me so jealous :) Good call on the cheese fondue…when in Rome…I mean Switzerland. I have not been there yet and it’s on my list.

  3. October 1, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    How stunning! I’ve never been but it does look remarkably pretty :)

  4. October 4, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Oh, these photos are so beautiful! What a gorgeous country. What I wouldn’t give to be back there snacking on fondue right now! :)

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