Thursday, May 29, 2014

Switzerland...This is fun for me

Smiley faces, peaceful and helpful people, bicycles, chocolates, trees, flowers, white swans, peace and love. That's Switzerland, a country I wanted to visit a long time ago and stayed on the top of my to do list for more than 10 years. Finally, I did it. I visited the country in April. I spent an amazing week where I had the chance to simply forget all the stress and the problems, let go, and have some fun by visiting 4 different cities and experiencing everyday things.
Switzerland was simply what I was seeking after a very long and tough journey. For all those who asked me why Switzerland? Here are beautiful highlights from my trip! And yeah!! "This is fun for me".

People:

People help the people. Yes they do and sometimes they do it without you asking for it. They're simply amazing, helpful and peaceful people smiling all the time.









Nature: 

Beautiful trees, yellow and red flowers, white swans, ducks...and much more.















Bicycles: 
Did you ever see an 80 years old man riding a bicycle? A special road for bicycles? A parking for Bicycles? Bicycles bicycles everywhere. Learning how to ride one is now on the top of my to do list.








Trains: 

Never thought I will fall in love with long trips in train. Trains are panoramic with a breathtaking and all-round views which make the trips magically enjoyable and relaxing.
















Chocolates: 

I seriously didn't care about gaining weight!! I was on vacation after all. If you're a chocolate lover, you definitely need to visit Switzerland...ASAP.











Food:

Oh!! The Quiche is so yummy! The cheese is so different and the Italian food is wow!! Swiss people really know how to cook...












Cities:

I stayed in Winterthur where I felt like home. Then from there, I visited Geneva, Zurich, Melide and Lucerne.


The Broken Chair, a symbol for peace in Geneva


















Red Cross museum:

The humanity adventure. Henry Dunant, Solferino battle, witnesses, martyrs, prisoners, dignity...Things that only a Red Cross member can fully understand.



Swissminiatur: 

A park in Melide where you see a mini Switzerland.


















Transportation Museum:

A very nice museum in Lucerne. This Museum is a creative way to learn about the history and the development of Swiss transportation.








What did I get from this trip? Peace of Mind, even if it was for a short period of time.

Travelling teaches you new things you never knew they exist. It nurtures your soul. But, never choose countries just because of a friend's feedback or a perfect review online. Destinations should be related to your values, your dreams and your heart. There, you will experience magic.