Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Davos Via Zurich Via Paris

So I spent most of last week, in Switzerland with my family and I wish I had fun outfit posts to share, but it was very cold throughout and it rained a lot! So instead of wearing the pretty dress and skirts that I packed, I was forced into wearing the same jeans everyday. Luckily, jeans don't ever need to be washed!

We decided on doing somthing different this time and instead of flying, we decided to take a train, which was definitely an experience. Day 1 was spent mostly on trains. We took the Eurostar to Paris and only stayed an hour before our train to Zurich. It was supposed to be a 3 hour journey, but delays and very bad weather meant that it took over 6! The French and Swiss countryside is beautiful though and time flew as I was admiring it, with a good book, and some great music. We were stranded at Strasbourg for a ages though as a huge storm was waiting for us there (massive hailstones).

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We spent the next morning wandering around Zurich, before grabbing a car and driving to Davos.

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It was a 3 hour drive through the montains and we saw some beautiful little Swiss towns on the way. Although we did get lost at one point and ended up on a very narrow mountain road, quite high up. There was no room to turn around, so had to go back in reverse, and we were millimetres from the edge at times.

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Davos is a lovely small town and is pretty high up, so it was constantly cold and rained the whole time. Our hotel was actually higher up in the mountains, so we parked up in Davos and had to take a cable car from there (it was the only way to and from the hotel). Our hotel was the only thing up there and it was oddly relaxing not hearing any cars or street sounds, and just being hidden up there (there were clouds around us so you actually couldn't see the hotel from Davos).

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(The view of Davos from my hotel room)

We woke up to this the next morning though:

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Yup, we could see nothing from the hotel and it was freezing. We braved it and went down to Davos, where it was slightly clearer, but it still felt like a November. It looked like it would get warmer, so we took a cable car to some really high peaks. It was real winter up there, so we didn't stay too long and took the next cable car down.

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We then went to Davos Lake to relax, but the weather got worse, so were only there long enough to take a few pictures. But I did buy tons of Swiss chocolate, which made me feel a lot better :)

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We drove back to Zurich the next morning, where it was considerably warmer, and I actually got to wear my sunglasses while we took a boat trip on the lake. We had to have an early night as we were on the first train to Paris in the morning. I would have liked to stay in Zurich for longer, especially since my brother and I were sharing this amazing Suite.

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After a 4 hour train journey in the morning, we finally got to Paris...where it was raining. We only had a few hours  before we had to catch the Eurostar so only had lunch (crepes) and walked around for a bit. Those few hours were definitely not long enough!! I think we need a bloggers trip to Paris one weekend, right??

Would you ever do such a long train journey? It's worth doing once (though I doubt I'd do it again).

Sherin xx

P.S. How awesome is this remix of The Sound of Arrows Magic??

16 comments:

Gemma Bellfield said...

It looks beautiful, how your train journey wasn't too boring haha.

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LilyLipstick said...

It looks like such a beautiful place! I love taking the Eurostar, feels a lot less stressful than flying. Shame the weather wasn't summer-dress appropriate but sounds like you still had fun! x

Leia said...

It's supposed to be SUMMER, what is up with all the rain and freezing cold ness? I'm not coming to London if it's rainy and cold. I'll just have to bottle some sunshine and bring it with me! :P

It sounds like a fun trip though! I like road/train trips sometimes for a change.

Leia

Moymun said...

Leia it's gonna be raining all week :-(.

Sherin, it looks like you had a great time despite the weather. such beautiful scenery! You should definatley do a paris weekend- theres always so much to see.

Reena Rai said...

Wow the scenery looks amzing, I would NEVER do such a long journey though, the 2 hours and 15 mins to Paris is a long time for me xx

Terri said...

Thank you for your comment :)

Oooo... switzerland. I've always wanted to go... it looks so beautiful!

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Meream said...

Everything can be fixed by chocolate, of course. :)

janettaylor said...

Amazing places! Thanks for sharing these picks!

Tanvi said...

Looks like a lot of fun!!! I studies in Swiss for 4 years. Miss if like hell!!!

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Sandra said...

It looks amazing, Switzerland is such a beautiful country.

Clare said...

This looks INCREDIBLE. What great photos!!! thanks for sharing xoxo

Kavery said...

I'd love to do the same journey. And how cold it looks there- like it's winter already.

Isabel said...

looks like such a fun trip

B a la Moda said...

How lucky you are! I still remember when my father came back for Switzerland with a bag full of chocolates of all kinds!


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Ani. said...

Oh my, you look like you were indeed freezing in some of the shots. The landscape looks amazing!

I used to go to the mountains during the summer for years when I was younger - this takes me right back!

ana said...

Hi Sherin! I've been to Zurich a long time ago! and I loved Switzerland ;)... a weekend in Paris is short but you can definetely spend those two days in nice places like Notre Dame, St. Michel, Luxemburg Gardens, the Eiffel Tower and maybe have some dinner at Champs Elisee! I think that would be enough for a weekend!

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