Thursday, 17 August 2017

Switzerland



The thing is, as much as I enjoy taking photos, I sometimes can get lax and am quite bad at sharing them. You whack them on the back up hard drive, promising you will get around to it on the weekend and then before you know it, weeks turn into months.

I'm afraid my pics from our trip to Gstaad were victims of this, but here we go, sharing is caring!

First up, I couldn't quite believe just how utterly beautiful Gstaad was. There is nothing quite like it. The alpine air, the mountains, the beautiful houses and of course the fondue:


I don't think we've ever had so much cheese in 4 days...!

We flew into Basel quite late and stayed near the aiport before picking up our car in the morning and made our way into Zweisimmen, a village near Gstaad. 

Now, I said the sights were amazing (albeit, when we were driving to our Airbnb, it was very windy and twisty and I got UBER carsick...It's all coming back to me and it's making me feel bleh just revisiting that memory!).




When we arrived into our AirBnb and checked into our chalet, we wanted to grab some grub that was recommended on a blog I had read, so we went for a drive to the most beautiful lake, called Lake Arnesee.





Over the long weekend we decided we wanted to drive and visit Montreux where we took in the sights and I was playing Pokemon Go (what ever happened to Pokemon Go...?)





C's a castle devotee and will never say no to going into one. Chillon Castle, which is based on the bank on Lake Geneva, fortunately was open for us to go in and visit. 



Chillon Castle was made famous due to Lord Byron's poem, 'The Prisoner of Chillon'.





 
  
What a fantastic day, I would also recommend bringing A LOT of dosh with you - my goodness everything in Switzerland is SO pricey. Even buying a few groceries from the supermarket cost me £40?!

We were staying near cable cars, that would normally be taking keen skiers up the slopes, but seeing as it was August when we went and the weather was (mostly!) sunny, we decided to catch the cable car in Gstaad up to the top of the mountain...and as seeing as I hate heights I think I did a good job not looking down and freaking out!



 


Stopping off for a selfie or two...




Finally, back down on the cable car for a spot of lunch...
 


 



We went into Gstaad town for a spot of window shopping...ALL the designers you can imagine are there...












Now, all I need to do is to learn how to ski so I can come back in the winter...



F x





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