No matter how many plane tickets I buy or places I go, the list of new countries, cities and experiences I want to escape to continues to grow. In the Weekend Wanderlust series, I will be featuring a place I’ve never been to & armchair-travel there via photos and videos (I’ll take what I can get!). If you’ve been to the place I’m lusting over, please feel free to leave tips or recommendations — encouragement to take the plunge & book the flight is always welcome!
This week on Weekend Wanderlust: SWITZERLAND
Before leaving to study in London, I thought about some European countries I’d like to visit while on that side of the pond. Switzerland was at the very tip top of the list — it’s what I now refer to as “my favorite country I’ve never been to.” I actually don’t know much about the place beyond the well-known things that it’s recognized for — the skiing, the chocolate, the watches, the languages, the lakes, the efficiency… but I’ve been lusting over it longer than any other country.
This year, when I went back to London, I didn’t know when the next time I’d be able to make it back to Europe would be and I knew I wanted to explore a new place while I had the chance. I could have chosen Switzerland, but squeezed in trips to Prague and Glasgow instead.
I think my expectations of Switzerland are so high that I’ve been holding off on visiting until I have the opportunity (aka can afford) to make my visit as perfect as can be. I’m thinking Hemingway-inspired train rides through snowy mountains, hearty meals, clean cities, kind people, sunny days by lakes… siiiiiiiiiigggghhhhh…..
Have you been to Switzerland? I’m looking ahead to 2015, and while a trip to Europe is not looking likely, you never know what could happen….! What cities did you prefer? What are some must-dos?
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