I’ve slacked on my Take Me Back Tuesday post for the past couple of weeks. It’s a whole process writing these posts because it requires a lot of remembering, reminiscing, and getting lost in tons of photos and stories. This week I want to share with you one of the most beautiful and exhilarating places I’ve ever traveled to…Interlaken, Switzerland!
I remember after coming home from studying abroad in Europe people would ask ‘which country was your favorite?’ It was so hard to choose just one, but Switzerland always came to mind first. My best friend Rachel, who I traveled there with, and I, still to this day say we want to retire in Switzerland.
Rachel and I were inspired to buy our tickets to Switzerland after a bunch of our friends traveled there to go skydiving. We watched all of their videos and decided that would be our next trip. It actually ended up snowing, so we couldn’t skydive (that would come a few years later). Instead we went Canyon Jumping….which was even more insane than sky diving!
Here are the reasons why Interlaken, Switzerland was one of my favorite places in Europe:
The back drop of the Swiss Alps is beautiful.
The air is so clean, crisp, and fresh.
The small, quaint little streets with small chalet styled shops, restaurants, and stores.
The people are so friendly.
We got to drive this teeny, little car. We followed a map to a lake not too far away.
The lakes are a blue I have never seen before!
Our hostel was one of our favorites of the whole semester. It was called Balmers. The staff made you feel right at home, we even met the owner Erich Balmer who gave us an inspirational talk. There was a bar in this hostel too, so a great place to meet other travelers.
We decided to splurge on this trip and got the “suite.”
We jumped off of a mountain, free fell for 300 feet, and swung into a canyon in the middle of the Swiss Alps.
I still can’t believe that I did this!