A Solo Swiss Trip

Hi guys!

Just a quick heads up, there’s a video up on my channel from this trip! If you go to the videos tab up above, you’ll be able to find it there.

From what I remembered to record while in Switzerland, between feeling awkward speaking to a camera, forgetting to charge it constantly, and the weather raining on my parade, that video is all I managed to get.

Below you’ll find pictures of the places I visited while there as well. This is just so you can have a visual of what Switzerland is like.

Keep in mind, pictures and videos will never do any country justice.

Lucerne | Luzern

Lucern

My first stop in Switzerland was Zurich, but that doesn’t really count as all I did was catch a train from the airport itself and blast away to Luzern/Lucerne.Lucern

The Chapel Bridge is said to be the oldest wood bridge in Europe, and was the most iconic attraction I saw online when researching Lucerne. It’s easy to see why it’s so photographed, I went in mid September and the flowers still looked like that. Not sure how common it is for flowers to be used as decorations in cities as a whole, but to us Miamians, not so much. Lucern

There are Switzerland flags everywhere! The city is decorated with the red flag that can be seen from a mile a way and I think it adds to the pride of the country, and maybe even the unity of it. Lucern

I had never in my life seen so many bikes lined up next to each other. These were nothing compared to the ones that were  outside the train station, something so odd to see when you’re from a country where people use their cars to walk their dogs at the park. Maybe that’s why the Swiss mind their own business and seem like such a happy country, right? All the time they spend outdoors enjoying the wind in their hairs. Lucern

I had never seen cleaner streets than the ones in Switzerland. Lucern

Farmers markets seemed common, but don’t be deceived. The Swiss are strong people, respectful, and while this is great. It was really hard to be as respectful as made standard when I was running for trains and asking people where the hell I was. But, after the second time being ignored for not saying “How are you?” I got the memo. Lucern

Lucern

The Lion Monument commemorates Swiss Guards that were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution. The outline of it is said to look like a pig, because of something regarding payment. Either way, the monument is beautiful, and looks much bigger than the picture makes it seem.

Lucern

Basel

Basel

I was really excited for Basel, but lets just say that visiting cities on Sundays isn’t the smartest thing to do in European towns. They seem to take their rest days very serious, and I think the motto is “tourist can wait”. Basel Basel

Lauterbrunnen

lauterbrunnen

This town blew me away, this whole area really. It was something from a fairy tale book, with extra saturation. Something seen in postcards that can’t ever really be explained unless seen. Little toy houses, with the most perfect houses, and waterfalls as decorations. Not sure a country could be more beautiful. lauterbrunnen

Traveling alone in a foreign country can seem scary at first, trust me, mini heart attacks almost took place. But, there’s such an amazing reward that comes with it. A reward that you can’t really understand unless you’ve done it. So do it. lauterbrunnen

In Switzerland, cows are everyone. They’re beautiful and soothing, the cow bells feel like Christmas carols when that’s all you can hear. lauterbrunnen

This picture was what I had in mind as I booked my flight to Switzerland, I had seen it so many times. I couldn’t really picture being there, I couldn’t picture how it would feel to stare at it, but man… it was more than what I could’ve asked for.lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen is known as the valley of 72 waterfalls, and I’m sorry to say I only saw a handful.

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Kid size boots became my best friend on this trip, my toes didn’t freeze, my feet didn’t hurt, and I think they’re quite photogenic.lauterbrunnenCemeteries didn’t feel sad in Switzerland, they felt like love and celebration, and longing. People didn’t feel forgotten, they felt cherished.

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Never in my life, had I seen bluer waters than what Switzerland had.

trummelbach falls

Trummelbach Falls is a glacier waterfall. It carries down the water from the Jungfrau down to the valley. It feels like it’s thundering everywhere you walk, and the formation of the land has a tendency to leave you in awe.

Männlichen

männlichen

Elevation of 7,687′

männlichen

Had to take a cable car to get up here.

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St. Beatus Caves

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Lake Thun.

Wengen

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The Swiss are very proud of their flags, and it’s beautiful. That straight line in the back, that’s the cable car route.

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Goodbye!

Girl on the Train

 

26 comments

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Rachel 04/19/2017 - 10:59 AM

Thank you for saying that! Really appreciate it 🙂 Hopefully when you come back you find more things of interest 🙂

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csgorepaer.com 04/14/2017 - 1:57 PM

From Geneva airport to Wengen by rail takes about 3 hours 50 minutes, changing three times at Bern, Interlaken Ost and Lauterbrunnen.

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Rachel 04/19/2017 - 11:00 AM

I had read that before going. That’s why I landed in Zurich, so I can cut the train ride some by stopping in Lucerne for a while and heading up to Wengen. Even the train ride was beautiful <3

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Rachel 05/18/2017 - 6:34 PM

Thank you, Kina!

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ShopGirl Anonymous 05/15/2017 - 9:03 PM

These pictures are so stunning! There’s only one problem…they appear more real than real life! No really just everything art studio quality!

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Rachel 05/18/2017 - 6:34 PM

Thanks ShopGirl! Switzerland is bigger than life, everything about it.

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Crystal 05/15/2017 - 9:04 PM

What beautiful photos! Even the graveyard is pretty!

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Rachel 05/18/2017 - 6:35 PM

Thank you! When I saw the graveyard I was in shock, just because it didn’t feel like a scary lonely place. Felt vibrant and sweet. Definitely different from what I expected.

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James 05/15/2017 - 9:05 PM

My girlfriend and I were looking for a place to go this summer. This definitely made our choice easy, Switzerland looks amazing!!

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Rachel 05/18/2017 - 6:36 PM

Hi James! Your girlfriend would love it. There’s so much to see, and it’s really different from most countries. It’s incredibly clean too. You’ll have a great time if you go, and in the summer I’m sure the weather will be perfect.

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Samantha 05/15/2017 - 9:13 PM

All of these photos are breathtaking. What a beautiful adventure!

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Rachel 05/18/2017 - 6:36 PM

Thanks, Samantha! Really appreciate it 🙂

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Neisha Alvarado 05/15/2017 - 9:13 PM

omg…The pictures are beyond amazing…even the ones where is shows the street wet because of the rain is perfect. I would love to visit this place someday!!

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Rachel 05/18/2017 - 6:37 PM

Hi Neisha! Thanks so much, I’m glad you like them 🙂 You should! And if you need any help with any ideas I’ll be more than happy to help you figure it out!

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Esperanza 05/15/2017 - 9:18 PM

OMG!! These photos/places are seriously drop dead gorgeous! Loved this blog post. I’ve been to Zurich, Switzerland but now I want to go back to see all of these other towns. Thanks for sharing!

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Rachel 05/18/2017 - 6:38 PM

You should! It’s straight out of a fairy tale, pictures will never do it justice.Thanks for stopping by!

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SeekAndRead 05/15/2017 - 10:00 PM

Wowww the pictures are awesome. Switzerland is in my top 5 list of countries that I have to visit.

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Rachel 05/18/2017 - 6:39 PM

It’s a life changing country I think, glad you liked the pictures!

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Manavi Siddhanti 05/16/2017 - 1:12 AM

Oh my god! What a treat to see these pictures. My sister lives in Basel and I haven’t visited her yet. Seems like you had a great time. Can the glacier waterfall be accessed easily?

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Rachel 05/18/2017 - 6:40 PM

You should visit! It’s not cheap to go so having someone there is a million times better. I went on a Sunday and everything was closed though, I was scared lol. Yes! The waterfall is easy to access, you just have to go to Lauterbrunnen and walk there, then you go through the inside and hike a little. But not difficult at all!

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Made Adayasa 05/16/2017 - 12:00 PM

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Rachel 05/18/2017 - 6:41 PM

Thanks, Made! Really appreciate it! Whenever I’m planning on going to Bali I’ll write to you!

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Thank you!

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