What do you imagine when you see the word Switzerland? Luxury, mountains, cows, bells, cheese? Well you'd be correct, Switzerland is just as incredible as you imagine.
Stunning scenery, the clearest of waters and gorgeous food are just three of the reasons you need to visit.
We started our journey by landing in Zurich to blue skies. We jumped on the train, which by the way is super easy to use and wandered upon a great restaurant at the 25hours hotel. Unknown to me, our guest house was in the 'red light district' - this didn't cause any problems, great nightlife and some fabulous cafes were scattered everywhere.
We checked in at Gasthaus zum Guten Glück to a stunning contemporary room and a very clean bathroom. The service, food and drinks were exceptional and unrivaled in the area. A lovely waitress pointed us in the direction of an amazing bar area which is made up of containers, tents and wood. Absolutely stunning.
The next morning, ignoring our hungover headaches we strolled to the Hertz rental place near the trainstation. We were given a stunning Nissan X-Trail SUV thanks to Holidayautos.com. This car was amazing and definately made our road trips even more exciting and mountain driving easier!
On our way to the next stop Lucerne/Luzern we stopped off at Lake Zurich for some culture, sun and swimming. It was the most precious memory i have, swimming in clear waters with snow drapped mountains in the background with my friends.
After a beautiful swim and sun soak we continued our journey onto Lucerne. A stunning compact city in Switzerland known for its preserved medieval architecture, sits amid snowcapped mountains on Lake Lucerne. We explored on foot and found the famous Kapellbrücke which is a covered wooden footbridge with flowers all across. That night we ate a Mamma Leone which is a beautiful family owned italian restaurant making fresh food for a great price (cheap for Switzerland!).
Finally on the last night we travelled to the vast mountains of Grindlewald (exciting name for Harry Potter fans). Here we stayed at the Mountain Hostel - which is my first time in a hostel and i must say it was a positive one! This was our most actioned packed day by far. We trecked up to the cable cars to go to FIRST mountain, it takes you all the way to the top (around 30 mins) from their we decided to participate in the Zip Wire, Go karts and Trotti bikes - warning...not for the faint hearted but i would 100% reccomend you do this when visiting, it was the best experience of my life! We ended the trip with a tipsy meal at Barry's with our newly recruited friend Evie from Canada (a positive from staying in hostels - more friends!).
So if i haven't already convinced you that you NEED to go to Switzerland...check out some snaps below: