Perfect

That’s a pretty high standard to set, but our 15 days in Switzerland met all my criteria for perfect. For a country without access to the sea (my usual preference), its rivers and lakes create gorgeous settings for cities and villages, and if you love mountains, it takes your breath away, figuratively and literally. It’s pristine, charming and dramatic, the trains are wonderful, and what’s not to love about cheese, chocolate, and their own chilled white wine with crepes. We visited wonderful old towns and sophisticated cities, ski resorts, the lake district and alpine meadows, rode in an open air gondola, a cog-wheel train and the Glacier Express, took boat rides and walked deep inside a glacier. It was difficult to choose one photo per visit day, but I settled for these, plus one picture from our side trip to the lovely French village of Annecy, near Geneva. 

I read recently that the Dali Lama believes we should live our lives on earth as tourists, with compassion for one another and deep respect for the environment we share. Switzerland seems to have a good understanding of that concept, and I loved being a tourist in their country. 

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4 thoughts on “Perfect

  1. Wow! Beautiful. We r there now and agree with your comments and love the photos. Saw Matterhorn up close last week and spending tonight in St Moritz. Glacier express tomorrow before heading to Interlaken for the night. Loving every minute so far
    Gary

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    1. Fantastic! Can’t miss no matter where you go or what you see; we thought every day was…well…perfect! So glad you are enjoying it too!

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