Scenes from Bern, Switzerland
The UNESCO approved, Swiss capital filled with chocolate, charm and not-so-cuddly bears. But first…
Happy Thanksgiving FRIENDS! Sure, Thanksgiving brings thoughts of elementary school plays about cornucopias, corn and pilgrims but let’s be honest, this holiday is about gathering with those that you love. I hope you enjoy a good glass of wine, something yummy on your plate and friends and family by your side. Dan and I are soaking up the sun in the Canary Islands with big plans for a paella and sangria feast this evening and we’ll most certainly be giving our thanks to YOU for all of your kind words and support this past year. Just yesterday I had to look twice – 2,000 Bloglovin’ followers, I can hardly believe it. Thanks for all the love guys! I’m sending each of you one big possibly too-aggressive hug!
Today I wanted to share a little heap of photos from my visit to Bern, Switzerland a few weeks ago. Situated on a peninsula, the city is filled to the brim with fountains, cobbled stone, and Mediterranean painted buildings with picturesque rooftops. Most famous for it’s medieval arcades, which replace a standard sidewalk with protected, arched walkways, the city is a delightful treat for travelers to explore.
Getting our bearings, we started at the city’s beautiful Rose Garden which provided sweeping views of the city below. Dan scoped out a map will I wandered the flower beds in search of late blooms.
After a short visit to the city’s public bear park, which lies just across the river, we wandered around rather aimlessly enjoying the sunshine and uniquely Swiss charm.
After a lot of inner turmoil, we postponed our plans for charming lunch in one of the main squares simply due to our inability to find anything remotely reasonable. 14E for a McDonald’s value meal, no, my wallet simple refuses to do that. Instead we opted to share a verrrrry tasty waffle with powdered sugar for a mere 6E (still!). Poor Stuart also wanted a bite but we refused to share.
I know what you’re thinking – yes, I agree, our visit concluded too early. I’ve love to return but with deeper pockets. Beware friends, Switzerland is not a great destination for the cost conscious which is a crying shame considering it’s likely one of the most beautiful countries in the world.