Bonjour! Bonjourno! Gutentag! I am writing to you from beautiful Switzerland. My parents moved to Suisse about a year and half ago, so I am here visiting them, and exploring the surrounding areas as much as I can. To sum up Switzerland in three words: beautiful, delicious, expensive. Luckily, the weather has been gorgeous, the food has been plentiful, and staying with my parents has put a serious dent in the cost of our stay. My folks love living here, and I’m glad to have the chance to find out why.
My folks live in the French speaking section of Switzerland, close to Geneve. Switzerland actually speaks four different languages depending on where you are: French, German, Italian, and Romanesque. Romanesque is an ancient language which is only spoken in a few very remote points in Switzerland. While we haven’t run into any of that, we did find ourselves immersed in all of the other three languages during our stay.
It’s been a very busy trip so far. Since arriving ten days ago, we’ve visited Nyon, Montreaux, Friburg, Bern, and Luzern in Switzerland. Scott and I also hopped on a train over the weekend and visited Milan, Italy. Today, my Mom and I are headed into Geneve in search of crepes. Early next week we’ll be flying to Napoli to visit Naples and Pompeii. My Mom has always dreamt of visiting the ruins there. While her dreams are filled with volcanos and artifacts, mine are of a more indulgent nature. Visions of pasta, seafood, and gelato dance in my head. I’m hoping that at some point we’ll make it to the top of one of the mountains around here, then my Swiss experience would be complete.