A Tiny Glimpse of Switzerland Through Bahamian Eyes
Posted on January 21, 2013
If you’ve been following me for a while, you would know that I have spent the holidays in Switzerland with my sweet best friend and her lovely family. I couldn’t experience a country with more accommodating, welcoming, kind and fun people. Tell me, who better to hop around a foreign country with than your best friend?!
I know that some of you won’t understand why I was so mesmerized by Switzerland coming from the Bahamas. So, I will tell you why. The Bahamas is beautiful! Each island has its own unique touches that will capture your heart. I was literally driving by the coast once and broke out in tears because the water was SO beautiful and peaceful. However, being born and raised there, there is only so much Sun, Sand and Sea you can take after a while. You need time away to miss it in order to appreciate it more. Not to mention that I live Nassau, the equivalent to Little Miami. It is CRAZY hectic!
Switzerland has a different vibe.
The treat for me was being there during winter. It was so refreshing to get a break from 80+ degree weather. My body sucked in cold, fresh air each day and it felt nourishing. It will be clear from the photos to follow that I fell in love with the landscape. It was a glaring difference from the Bahamas, each possessing beauty in a distinct way. I hold memories of harmonious walks with my friend through their quaint village. We would chit-chat as we strolled by brooks, stopping at the local farm for dairy with vineyards and hills as our backdrop.
I hope you enjoy viewing these photos as much as I enjoyed observing this picturesque country up close.
We took a trip to Heidiland. I believe that’s correct but my friend will correct me if not. The hike in the mountains was very scenic. I was amazed by the many streams and waterfalls that decorated the mountains. The village at the foot was straight of a postcard! In one of the photos you’ll note a booth with lots of goodies and no one manning it. Those are popular in Swiss villages. I thought, well that must be the definition of honesty. Take what you want and leave your fare!
Water is life and it was flowing, in some places, gushing out of the mountain. I wanted to capture it all! This hike with my friends has watered my love, admiration and respect for nature.
Isn’t it all just beautiful and refreshing? Have you had enough yet? I hope not because I need you to stick around for Part Two. There’s so much to see and tell like pubs, horses, more landscape, the Rhine and the Alps. That’s right, the Swiss Alps!
Do stop by again for more from your inexperienced tour guide