Friday, October 21, 2016

Switzerland 2016

I love Switzerland for it's efficiency, Switzerland has the best systems in terms of it's public transportation, it offers more than just old cities with churches and river, it has the best lakes, beautiful mountains, amazing waterfall and so many more nature that would definately make you calm & more relax. The Swiss are a little bit introvert though, (although off course i met some who weren't) but I was warned by Malenie on my first day in Switzerland. I won't iron out all my experience in Switzerland, I'll just give some do's and don'ts;

*Do not ever take a taxi in Switzerland, it's the most expensive place to do that. Taxi meter will start with CHF 8 and it runs by minutes not miles. Therefore, even if the taxi stops to give pedestrian way or for a red light, the meter will still be running. It can cost you about CHF 100-CHF 120 for 15 minutes ride. I don't know about you, but i could watch the Euro Cup Semi Finals with that amount of money.

*Do get a Swiss pass. You are able to hop on any train, tram, bus, boat, or any kind of public tansportation. It cost about CHF 363 for 8 days. You will also get half price for most of the mountain visit (and it saves a lot, for example Mount Titlis cost CHF 90, but i paid CHF 45 instead) and you will also get free entry to all museums.

*Do visit ALL places in Switzerland if possible. Switzerland is a small country, if you are spending 8-12 days there, don't spend it in cities like Zurich, Bern or Geneva. Go to Interlaken, Lausanc, Neuchatel, Solothurn and visit all the mountains there, it's breathtaking. Mount Titlis, Matterhorn, Jungfraujoch, Rigi and Pilatus is a must, there's where the largest summer toboggan run in Switzerland, it also has other activities like walking on the rope, free fall etc. (P/s: Lucerne and Lausane are different ok?)

*Do go to the Rhine falls, it's Europe's largest waterfall, you's love it.


Spent the whole day at mount Pilatus

One of the old school cable car to the top of the mountain

the view

The toboggan run

The river & old churches

The Rhine Falls

Mount Titlis