Swiss Cheesin’

My weekend in Interlaken, Switzerland felt like a fairytale. Interlaken is the most picturesque and charming town I have ever been to. The crisp, cool air, crystal blue lakes, and snow covered mountains are what make this place so magical.

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The first day in Interlaken, my friends and I walked around town and found the most delicious chocolate shop, Funky Chocolate Club, which has the most decadent hot chocolate any of us had ever drank. After sipping on our hot cocoa and thawing out from the cold, we set off on our paragliding adventure. We were picked up at our Hostel by Outdoor Interlaken where we geared up for the adventure of a lifetime. Once we all piled into the van, we drove up the Beatenberg Mountain Range and then hiked about 10 minutes to our take off zone. The views from the top of the mountain were breathtaking. The scariest part of the entire paraglide was running off the mountain and making sure we had enough speed to carry us through the strong winds that we were facing that day. Once we got off the ground, the views were incredible, it truly felt like the real life Disneyland ride, Soaring over California, but instead, Soaring over Switzerland. It was by far the most amazing experience I have ever had. My guide pointed out Lake Brienz and Lake Thun, the Jungfrau mountains, and many other facts about Interlaken, he even pointed out his house! Right before landing we did some cool “tricks” giving me quite an adrenaline rush. I highly recommend paragliding in the Swiss Alps.

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After landing, my friends and I all headed back to our hostel for a traditional swiss fondue dinner. We were served two enormous pots of sizzling cheese fondue with unlimited plates of bread, potatoes, and pickles. Safe to say I had the worst stomach ache after this meal.

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The next day we woke up bright and early to walk over to Lake Brienz. It was the most scenic lake I have ever seen. The water was like a mirror, portraying the scenery all around the lake, such as the scenic mountains and quaint houses. It was an extraordinary place to sit and take in the fresh air with great company.

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On the final day of our Switzerland adventure, we went on a day trip to Zurich. About an hour and a half away from Interlaken lies the bustling city of Zurich. The highlight of the day trip was climbing to the top of the Grossmünster. From the top, we were able to see a panoramic view of the city, which is surrounded by mountains and lakes. After climbing to the top, we deserved a treat, so we headed over to Sprüngli Chocolate Shop, where we got some authentic swiss chocolate and macaroons, which we devoured in 0.2 seconds. Then it was time to head back to Interlaken for one last Funky Chocolate Shop hot chocolate and then head back to Spain! I will definitely be back, Switzerland.

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