A Tiny Glimpse of Switzerland Through Bahamian Eyes- Part Two
Posted on January 28, 2013
Here it is! A few more snapshots from my travels over the holidays. I must say, my friend gave me a full Swiss experience. The following photos will highlight several things.
First up will be a stop at a local hangout called Paddy Riley’s. Switzerland does not boast extensive options for the night but this spot calls a lively crowd of social butterflies on the weekends. My friend will probably slay me for posting a photo of her beautiful self but I will take the punishment for you guys. Then of course there is church. Near or far, we island girls always find our way to church and it was refreshing!
I believe in Part One I mentioned the lovely evening walks that we would take. One of those walks through the village brought us up close with a few stunning horses. They were having a jolly old-time grazing and frolicking in the mud!
A monstrous cathedral was on the route that we took to the Rhine. It’s a popular site in Switzerland for the architecture I believe. It was quite magnificent. We made it to the Rhine but my phone died (yes, these are iPhone shots which reminds me that I need to invest in a professional camera) so most of the photos are on my friend’s phone. Sorry. So back to the Rhine. It’s one of the longest rivers in Europe. Apparently it flows from the Grisons in the Eastern Swiss Alps to the North Sea Coast in the Netherlands!
I’m five feet, seven inches at about 118 lbs and I LOVE food but I get full really quick Nonetheless, I really enjoyed a traditional Swiss dinner called Raclette. Note the yumminess on my plate. If it doesn’t look yummy, I assure you it was. It consists of pre-boiled potatoes, a variety of vegetables, bacon and cheese. The vegetables all get cooked on a stove top at the center of the table while cheese, and bacon if you like, gets melted in a little pan just beneath the stove top. When it’s cooked, you put it all on top of the potatoes and eat up. THEN you get to go back for as many helpings as you can have. I think you would like it too.
Last but not least is a trip to Mount Titlis in the Ah-Mazing Swiss Alps. No introduction is needed here. No description is needed either because they speak for themselves. I’ll probably have a post dedicated especially for The Alps because they are just so special.
Ok, enough rambling on with the photos! I do hope you enjoy once again from your amateur tour guide.
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