After six weeks of travel, we have returned to Oregon (just in time for the heavy rain)! We still can’t believe we spent a whole month in Europe. Not only that, we tacked on an additional 10 days to explore Cohasset and Boston, Massachusetts. This is all thanks to our new-found “travel hacking” knowledge, an intentional and unconventional approach, and the generosity of the friends and family who hosted us.
What makes it special? The chocolate? The cheese? Both great but it’s Switzerland’s natural beauty.
Switzerland is breathtakingly stunning. Unbelievably beautiful (and we only saw part of it).
I made the comment this past week to Michelle and her parents that the whole country should be preserved and considered as a world treasure. No joke. That beautiful. We only visited a couple of major towns and cities and those were ok. The true magic of Switzerland are the pristine rolling green hills, the massive mountains, and the glacier fed lakes. If you hate natural beauty and don’t like the outdoors then this may not be the country you want to visit when traveling to Europe.
But for everyone else, take a train ride through the mountains. Walk through the countless, endless vineyards. Hang out by one of the lakes. Stare at the many snow-capped peaks. Feel like you could almost touch the stars.
You will understand.
(click on any of the pics below for a larger view)