The only thing I ever heard about Switzerland is that it’s expensive.
Having just spent a weekend hiking in Grindelwald, a village in the Bernese Alps, followed by a day and a half in Zurich, I can confirm: It’s expensive beyond your wildest dreams.
But here’s the thing most people fail to mention: It’s totally worth it.
Switzerland is spectacular. I’ve never been anywhere quite like it before and I don’t know when I’ll be so floored again. The air is fresh… The water is clean… And the landscapes are unreal.
It’s like the old saying goes: You get what you pay for. And I dare someone to tell me this view from our apartment balcony isn’t worth the $45 worth of cheese that we accidentally spilled champagne all over just a moment before. (True story).
I hate to tell you, but I have precious little of my usual routine to share from this leg of the trip. No slip and falls on a mountain. No Tinder dates gone awry. Not even a scene at the airport counter when I was all but forced to self-service check my own suitcase.
Switzerland is too good for that shit.
Advice I’m giving you: Go.