Seriously, lakes are EVERYWHERE.
We started off on Day 1 with a rainy jaunt around Burgaschisee, the little lake in my friend Sina’s hometown.
Day 2: We went back to Burgaschisee and got distracted by some geese and some rowboats, and also discovered that I don’t know the names of any fish in English so learning them in German only marginally useful.
Day 2 also involved visits to a cheese factory (Emmental) and a cookie factor (Kambly) and a very full tummy.
Day 3 brought us to Lausanne, next to Lake Geneva, to visit my mother’s friend who happens to have the most energetic almost-two-year-old I’ve met. (To be fair, I don’t spend a huge chunk of time hanging out with two-year-olds, so this data could be skewed.)
Day 4 in Switzerland involved not one but TWO lakes, Thunersee (also pictured in the cover photo for this post) and Blausee, which were just lovely.
We obviously had to stop by Burgaschisee again on the last day (Day 5) to say goodbye to all the lakes of Switzerland before jetting off to Amsterdam for the last bit of the trip. But what I really want to leave you with is this picture I took in Bern, the capital of Switzerland, because child-eating statues aren’t exactly commonplace in the United States, or normal in any place.
Thanks to my mother for most of the pictures, and to my friend Sina for being a wonderful host!