It’s now 5:30 AM local time, and I’ve been up for the last two hours. I don’t think my jet-lagged body is adjusting well to this time change.
I won’t be writing much here, other than to say I’ve really enjoyed Switzerland, and we’ve only seen a tiny fraction of the country. Matching up to my expecations, it’s picturesque, clean, full of fresh air and friendly people. The only complaint I have? Feeling disoriented by not being able to understand any German – on the signs and media, then the Schweizerdeutsch (Swiss-German) that’s spoken all around me.
Oh yes, and not enough sleep.
The boat ride was wonderfully smooth, probably due to the calmness of the water but also just the boat itself. In about a half-hour, we reached our destination:
Can you believe there’s a McDonald’s here? Sadly, I can…
After great dinner at an Italian restaurant, we headed up a hill to a castle and church, the Schloss Rapperswil, where I discovered why this village is called the City of Roses. This was just below the high wall that once guarded the town.
The church is apparently a popular place of weddings. Parties will climb the elaborate staircase (in the far background) to take pictures. I would think that would be difficult in a long, flowing wedding dress.
The town at night. Not bad without a tripod, huh?
Today, we are heading to somewhere outside of the Zurich area, either the Berner (Bernese) Oberland or to the Gruyeres region, depending on the weather. When I’m as much in a zombie-like state of mind, I’ll post here about our time yesterday in Zurich.
Off to catch some shut-eye…even if it’s just for another hour