Danke Schön, Switzerland!
If you have followed any of my social media over the last 8 months you will know that I'm beyond obsessed with Switzerland. I was fortunate enough to be invited TWICE by Switzerland Tourism to explore and fall deeply in love with their country.
It's incredibly difficult to not be enchanted and immediately mesmerized by the scenery, the culture, the food, the adventure, and most of all, the people. Truly some of the friendliest and well cultured people in all the world. Since Switzerland is an international melting pot, you get to experience so many cultures, languages, cuisines, and people all within the borders of this tiny Alpine nation.
The purpose of this blog is to help recreate my journey that traverses 4 cities and 2 seasons. I intend to show you the extent of my adventures through the dynamic videos that my team and I created over our 2 visits to Switzerland.
I'll start with our most recent trip this winter in December 2016. We started off in Zurich for the purpose of being the FIRST people to partake in the inaugural ride of high speed train that goes through the brand new Gotthard Base Tunnel. This tunnel has been a dream of the Swiss for over a century and is finally a reality. See why Swiss Travel System has been elevated by this incredible feat of engineering.
Next, we took the Glacier Express train all the way to the Swiss/Italian border to the stunning Alpine city of Zermatt. One of the most revered ski/snowboard resorts in the world. Not only is the mountain infrastructure the most advanced I've seen at any ski resort, but the views were surreal. Not to mention, waking up to the sight of the Matterhorn was like a dream in and of itself.
And if you didn't see my Eat Travel Rock TV episodes from the summer, well, here you go! First up is the rolling hills of Bad Ragaz. A breathtaking country side that was the backdrop for the world famous novel, Heidi. Famous for their healing thermal waters, I indulged in the world's most luxurious spas. This episode also features several Swiss Deluxe Hotels, not only in Bad Ragaz, but in Gstaad and Zurich. This hotel company encompasses some of the most prestigious hotels in all of Europe.
Gstaad is THE MOST picturesque town that is oozing with prestige and luxury that I have ever seen. Not only does the small village house some of the world's most posh name brands, but the hotels and restaurants are in a class of their own. However, in this episode, I explored the countryside, and even milked a goat... yes the ones used to make some of the greatest cheese on the planet. You don't want to miss this one!
Hope you enjoyed my travels around Switzerland and I hope it inspires you to make it your next international destination. If you've been to Switzerland or want to go, please comment below and let me know your thoughts, thanks!