have i said that switzerland is gorgeous yet? switzerland is absolutely gorgeous.
it is one of those places where honestly there is not a lot going on so you just wander.
we have learned that concierge people or maybe it’s just the lady at this hotel messes with you. everything she has sent us on has been closed. last nights adventure to dinner. closed. the winery trail. closed. however we didn’t mind. we walked through about 7 miles from the top of the mountain (took cable car up) down the trail back to our hotel just wandering and taking pictures. the vines, the landscape, the buildings are entertainment enough. we spent all morning looking at gardens and landscapes wandering down the brick paths back to the main street.
for lunch we stopped at this little sandwich shack by the lake and had a glass of wine with our sandwich and people watched. we walked through the little town and collected some souvenirs and bought some cheese and wine for back at the hotel. here is the thing, switzerland is very very expensive however…. the markets with the cheeses… cheap. i bought a chunk of farmers cheese and gruyere for about $5 USD. it was phenomenal. in fact i’m eating it right now as i type. i’m going back there for breakfast because they had jars and jars of homemade yogurt and you know i have to get me some of that.
after we visited a few markets (vegetables, fruits, breads, syrups…. heaven) we sat down at another little stand that was selling sangria. go figure a lemonade type stand selling sangria. it was delicious we sat overlooking the water just people watching. we walked about another two miles or so back to our hotel and just relaxed on the balcony eating cheese and drinking wine and checking some work emails.
it’s just gorgeous here. i’m going to be honest. i thought i was going to get bored. i’m a busy body. but this place is so….. vacant. there is not a lot of tourists right now, the place is kind of empty and it’s just peaceful. it allows me to be alone with my thoughts…which is kind of scary.
after we relaxed a bit we headed out to find some dinner. we climbed a few more hills until we found this restaurant called museum. it was literally a hole in the wall that you walked down stone steps into the main part of the restaurant. it was super dark so i didn’t take any pictures but we had literally a bucked of fondu and bread. it was amazing. we downed that with a bottle of wine and walked back to the hotel and had a night cap on the patio watching the sun set. i feel cheese hungover today but it was worth it!