Switzerland: Our “little” neighbour to the West is a country similar to ours yet different in many ways. I’m not going into detail about its history and politics although both are undoubtedly interesting and unique in the world. Together with my bf I was visiting some old family friends after I haven’t been to their place since more than 10 years. The weather god was with us and pleased us with summer-ish temperatures in mid-September! So we got a free place to stay and plenty of sunshine – perfect conditions!
Our hosts live near Zurich, right be the beautiful Lake Zurich. We caught the late-summer sun by the shore and even had a quick swim!
A regular boat service goes around the lake. On such a day, is there a nicer way to get into the city?
On Saturdays there are several flea markets in Zurich, one of them is right on Bürkliplatz, where the boat stops.
The city has a comfortable size to explore the little alleys, shops and squares by foot. It definitely has a very Mediterranean atmosphere minus the shabbiness 😛
Switzerland is known to be an expensive country and our hosts made us save a lot of cash while they provided us with tons of sandwiches. We hardly ate out (restaurants would have been the biggest budget-killer), but one thing that shouldn’t be missed are Zurich’s numerous confectioneries. Sprüngli even had a chocolate named after me (well more after a cow) 😉 Have a look inside their shops and you’ll find yourself in chocolate/pastry heaven!
Well let’s continue with some more street views before your eyes become too greedy 😉
Later in the afternoon we drove to Liechtenstein to meet up with my bf’s friends at the Hilti (the tool manufacturer) headquarter. There was a big anniversary celebration where we took this blurry photo at a photo booth. Cute eh?
Anyways, more remarkable was the beauty that surrounded us. I’m a huge mountain lover and of course I was all eyes when I saw that panorama ❤️
What are your associations with Switzerland?