FOCUS ON SWITZERLAND! Skiing… Snow-clad Alps…Heidi...Chocolate...There’s
something for everyone. And there are lots of gorgeous Alps.
In the summer, head first for Lake Geneva and the beautiful lakeside retreats of Montreux or Vevey. Geraniums spill out of window boxes underneath yellow summer awnings, and are reflected in Lake Geneva’s sparkling blue waters amid the freshest of fresh air . Sigh... Climb aboard a funicular to mount the hillside and snap a few beautiful postcard shots. Hop on a lakeside steamer for a pleasant afternoon outing.
Love the Olympics? Lausanne (more window boxes, more geraniums) hosts the official Museum of the Olympics. Fill up on memories of Jean Claude Killy, Peggy Fleming, Sonja Henie, the Soviet Ice Hockey Team...
Next, hop on a great train for a quick journey east and then up the cog railway to beautiful Zermatt. A carless village, Zermatt basks in the beautiful shadow of the Matterhorn. Up you go on 3 successive cable cars (gondolas) to the Kleinematterhorn (the little one), and step out onto the magnificent glacier. You’ll share the gondola with die-hard skiers at all times of the year.
Don’t forget to pop into the ice cave for ice carvings and mountain rescue exhibits should you need to cool down, lit by an eerie blue light and set to an interesting New-age soundtrack.
If gondolas are a little much for you, you can take the train to Gornergrat, the highest railroad station in Europe instead.
Bread and chocolate for snacks. Fondue for dinner… What’s not to like? Switzerland is definitely an awesome country to check out!!
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