I’m way behind on blogging, and being without internet for three days hasn’t help out with that. So without further ado, here is Part 2/2 of Switzerland.
|The view from our Airbnb bedroom.|
After a few days on our own, we met up with my parents, who were staying at a Hilton by the airport. My dad’s company is a huge international insurance company, and every four years they have an Olympics. My dad was playing on the USA’s men’s volleyball team, so we went and watched the finals. We got to their hotel early that morning and mooched off of the buffet breakfast for the Allianz Sports group.
|You don’t know the next time you’ll get this much food for free in Switzerland. So when you get a free breakfast, you don’t mess around.|
|Yes, they even have a mascot for the games (far right).|
|Team USA getting their bronze medals.|
After the medal ceremony, a group of us went on an impromptu, self-guided chocolate tour of Zurich.
|Got some amazing macaroons along the way.|
|Clockwise from left: hazelnut, lemon, sea salt caramel, and chocolate. Lemon and chocolate were the declared winners.|
|I know nothing about fine chocolate, but Teuscher is apparently a famous chocolate place here.|
|Cutest store ever. Erin, Larry, and Mom trying to make a selection.|
|Teuscher sea-salt-caramel chocolate.|
|We stopped at Sprüngli, another popular chocolate store here, and I couldn’t not buy this chocolate milk. It was basically a combo of melted ice cream and melted chocolate bar :O|
|Terrible picture from my phone, but this was my favorite chocolate of all that we tried. Laderach is where it’s at.|
We also stumbled upon the cutest little store, where we got our one Swiss souvenir (the chocolate didn’t last very long). And of course along every street, there were also dozens and dozens of ridiculously priced watches. I’ve personally never understood the whole $40,000-watch thing, but if that’s what you’re into, Switzerland is the place for you.
|We bought the little black-spotted cow.|
|I wanted this whole store.|
|I almost bought this one, but it was reserved.|
When we got back to the hotel, my mom took us to this little village literally right behind our hotel. So strange it was out here by a hotel and the airport, but it was adorable.
|Auf Wiedersehen, Switzerland.|