Crossing Three Borders in One Day

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Brienzersee Lake, Switzerland

Saying farewell to Switzerland was hard, but I knew my day would be exciting crossing three borders to get to Nice, France: Switzerland, Italy, and France. The drive from Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland to the Italian border was incredible. We drove through numerous alpine towns: Sulward Isenfluh, Gstergwiler, Matten, and Interlaken and past the green-turquoise Brienzersee Lake. Endless tunnels took us through mountains and past waterfalls, rivers, lakes, and typical Swiss towns. My desire to return grew the more I saw of Switzerland. Once we crossed the Italian border, surprisingly, the scenery quickly started to change. Continue reading

Staying in the Swiss Alps

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As soon as I arrived in Lauterbrunnen I dropped my bags and went exploring the quiet village nestled in the valley of the Swiss mountains before dinner. With only a couple days to explore Switzerland, I let no time waste. The glacier formed valley in the alps had so much character and charm. Each house had different coloured shutters and flower boxes adorning each window. The steeple of the beautiful stone church in the center of town reached towards heaven. The ringing bells echoed throughout the town and transported me to a simpler time. The picturesque cemetery behind the church was enclosed by a cast iron fence and the headstones wereΒ laden with multicolored flowers and surrounded by vibrant green grass. A cemetery says a lot about a community and this one is cared for with pride and love from cherished memories of loved ones; it was one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have ever seen. This is Switzerland! Continue reading

The Scenic Drives in Europe are Spectacular

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The drive through France to Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland was some of the best scenic views I have ever seen. The old French buildings, castles, churches, and train stations set in fields and on farm land at the base of rolling hills had so much character. I especially loved driving past countless sunflower fields (my favorite flower). Watching a lone deer running through a barren French wheat field was unexpected as I drove past. I even saw a gorgeous, yet simplistic home with a dining/tea room made of all glass walls. The floral antique and wooden dΓ©cor of the interior was welcoming. Once I crossed the Swiss border, the roadside sights continued to get better and better. Switzerland was better than I could have ever imagined (honestly, I hadn’t imagined much–I hadn’t really thought about it). Continue reading