My sincerest apologies for not blogging in almost a month! My time has been consumed by job searching, a wedding, and most excitingly my spontaneous vacation to Switzerland – a mere four days in advance! I was planning to go in October but seeing how my life panned out, I decided that now would be a better time. And it was absolutely fantastic.
What to pack?
To keep with the theme of this blog, I may as well share what I wore, right? I have fashion moods in which I tend to like certain looks for briefer periods of time. When I was packing, I felt a lot more relaxed and natural with my look, so most clothes were a solid black and I layered them, especially since it was a bit chilly. I’m a bit less concerned with my appearance when I have an agenda to discover another country. A nice pair of shorts, some skirts (which I ended up not wearing), a pair of coloured jeans, some leggings and a variety of tops were all I needed. To pack lightly, several of my outfits had repeated garments.
As for makeup, I got away with my essentials and about 5 different lipstick colours. All this and I still had room to smuggle in some delicious chocolate!
What did I do?
Why Switzerland? Because I wanted to go when I was living in France but it never worked out. Since I knew what I wanted to do and where I wanted to go, Switzerland was on the top of my mind and it seemed like a logical move to make. I stationed myself in Zurich since it’s the country’s biggest city and I got to do a lot within 10 days:
- Tasted the variety of vegetarian and vegan food the country has to offer – a thumbs-up to them for having a tonne of options
- Explored the cities of Zurich, Lucerne, Bern, Basel, and Lugano, with Bern being my definite favourite. No trip would be complete without a few city ghost tours, as well.
- Took a trip to the “Top of Europe,” atop a mountain near Interlaken.
- Explored the ancient castles of Ticino’s capital, Bellinzona.
- Ate lots of great chocolate.
- Explored small painted towns such as Schaffhausen and Stein am Rhein.
- Met lots of nice people from all around the world.
I’m so glad I finally got to go and think Switzerland is a severely underrated country. I shouldn’t, but I’m already thinking about where to go next.
Do you like travelling as well? What’s your favourite destination so far?
Until next week ★