Last night we arrived in Lucerne, Switzerland, one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. It has been such a nice break from Paris because it is a calmer city. Don’t get me wrong, I still love Paris, but I think that Switzerland as a whole is more relaxing and not as busy.
We woke up and tried to find good breakfast first thing. We ended up going to the train station to the nearest grocery store where we bought some fruit before heading to the local museum. At this museum, The Rosengart, we saw some amazing Picasso pieces. There were so many paintings, drawings, and photographs. It was an amazing museum and I definitely recommend going to it if you have the chance. I think that the Van Gogh museum is still my favorite though!
As mentioned in my video, I (of course) forgot my camera charger on this little side trip. I have two batteries, one for back-up, but one of them died upon arriving in Lucerne. I was kind of freaking out last night because I knew that I was going to be taking a lot of pictures in the Swiss Alps, so we found a camera shop where I could leave my battery to charge for a few hours for just 5 Francs. I was so grateful that I was able to do this!
We ate lunch at a quaint but good Italian restaurant called, “Valentino.” We were picking up my battery and getting some chocolate when we realized that our train would leave in 15 minutes. We literally ran to go get our bags from the hotel and we ran to the train station.
Something that you will notice in Switzerland is that everything and everyone is always on time. There is never a time where a train won’t leave right at the time scheduled. We knew that we had to be on the train a few minutes early so that we didn’t have to wait another hour to head to our next destination. We made it!
(I had throw up the Chi O sign… I mean, come on. #chio)
We ended up taking two trains, one bus, and a gondola ride to get to Gimmelwald, Switzerland. Gimmelwald is a beautiful small village nestled up in the Swiss Alps. The views are absolutely gorgeous and indescribable. Instead of trying to describe how beautiful this creation is, I decided that pictures could say what my words cannot.
Here in Gimmelwald, there are few places to eat, so we ate at our hotel. I had a burger which was really good. There were also some potato wedges that were to die for. In the middle of eating dinner, it started to rain, so pray for no rain tomorrow! Tomorrow we are headed higher up in the mountains for breakfast and then we are going to do a hike or two! It was a great day but it was very long!