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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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 is known as the valley of 72 waterfalls, and I’m sorry to say I only saw a handful.
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.Cemeteries didn’t feel sad in Switzerland, they felt like love and celebration, and longing. People didn’t feel forgotten, they felt cherished.
Never in my life, had I seen bluer waters than what Switzerland had.
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.
Elevation of 7,687′
Had to take a cable car to get up here.
St. Beatus Caves
The Swiss are very proud of their flags, and it’s beautiful. That straight line in the back, that’s the cable car route.