With over 400,000 inhabitants, the city of Zurich (also spelled "Zürich") is the largest city in Switzerland. This German-speaking city is one of the world's leading financial centers, as plenty of businesses and start-up companies are present everywhere. Zurich would be my last stop on my five-day trip across Switzerland-- that said, I did my … Continue reading Destination: Zurich, Switzerland
First, I'm going to start off by saying that Lucerne has my heart. There, I said it: Lucerne is hands-down my favorite city I've visited (so far) in Switzerland. Despite staying only a night in town, I was immediately captured by its beauty all over, and I wish that I could've stayed longer to explore … Continue reading Destination: Lucerne, Switzerland
Bern was the halfway point of my quick, five-day trip through Switzerland. It was also the transition point from the French to German side of the country, as I had visited Geneva and Lausanne beforehand. Also written as "Berne," this city is the capital of Switzerland, and it's known for its UNESCO-appointed Altstadt (Old Town) … Continue reading Destination: Bern, Switzerland
About a 45-minute drive from Geneva, the city of Lausanne is smaller in size, but also a bustling hub for global business. It's famous as the "Olympic Capital" of the world, for it houses the International Olympic Committee, and it's projected to host the Winter Youth Olympics in 2020. That said, there's a considerable amount … Continue reading Destination: Lausanne, Switzerland
For many people who have never been to Switzerland, perhaps a few things which come to mind are the snowy Alps, fondue, and (not to forget) very expensive. It should not be confused with Sweden, and one should not stereotype the Swiss as Heidi clones and yodelers. Despite being a small country, Switzerland is surprisingly … Continue reading Destination: Geneva, Switzerland
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