Friday, April 13, 2012

{Switzerland and Liechtenstein} Flashback: Day 3 and Day 4

Day 3:
Easter morning brought gifts for the little ones from the Easter bunny, who found them even in Switzerland, (Marisa was a little worried about that) and more snow! And lots of snow that was actually sticking unlike yesterday's weather which was more like snow/rain.

On the agenda for the morning - more sledding! If you turn your volume up you can hear Natalie starting from the top of the hill.

After lunch we thought we would drive to a nearby city called Chur. It was a super cute alpine village, but of course, absolutely everything was shut down. Even restaurants. The only thing that was open was McDonald's. So yes, I am ashamed and sickened to admit... Easter dinner was at Mickey D's. Barf. Those who know me well know that I would rather dig my own eye out than eat McDonald's. But it is what it is.

The drive to Chur was breathtaking. I didn't even think to take my camera out because I was so entranced. So on the way back to our hotel I thought I would try to capture the Swiss Alps scenery. 1. The pictures do not do it justice. 2. I was taking pictures inside the car so that doesn't exactly help either.

Day 4:
Our flight back to London didn't leave until around 9 at night so we had all day to play. Off to Zurich!

We were pleasantly surprised at Zurich. It was a very clean, very charming city. Load of tourists were walking around but to no surprise, everything was closed due to yet again, a bank holiday. I was pretty irritated. Oh well, "it is what it is!" is my new motto. Luckily, close to dinner time lots of restaurants opened up. In the meantime, between lunch and dinner we ate more chocolate. :)

We briefly walked through the Grossm√ľnster and saw Sankt Peterskirche at all different angles throughout the city.

I was surprised with how much I really, really liked Switzerland. It is exactly how I envisioned it to be. Beautiful and calm. The people were really friendly too. I felt more safe in this country than other country so far and I will gladly visit again to see the other side of Switzerland!
The girls were sad to leave but both pilots on our airplane home smiled and waved to the girls from the cockpit as we were boarding which put a sweet close to our trip.


shannon said...

Oh, come on McD's will go down as your favourite Easter dinner ever :) Funny story at least. But dying over how charming and photogenic the town was all shut down!

BWei said...

Happy 1 year anniversary! I've really enjoyed your adventure chronicles. I loved Switzerland when I was there years ago as well--so clean and fresh and beautiful.

Kelly H. said...

Awesome pictures and trip! Switzerland is one of our favorite places for sure. I hope you do make it back to visit the other side. What do you think - McDonalds for Thanksgiving next?


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