This weekend was so great! I went to Switzerland again #casual. I left Thursday night after running around all day. Bought myself a new pair of jeans that are like skin, nice and tight 🙂
Then I was off to the airport for a half empty evening flight to Geneva!
Spinach and feta empanada
Half-eaten rosemary chicken, potatoes and carrots with rice
30-minute garlic-lemon-Parmesan pasta.
And then off to Starbucks I went to use their wifi and their wifi didn’t work. At all. Which I learned after buying a 5€ black coffee. SMH. But I still got a lot done without internet and then headed home when luis was done work 🙂 we (I) made a quick vegetable curry and then we had a mixed dinner.
We wanted to do a day trip to another town in Switerland or to nearby France, but considering ease of getting there, we chose two towns in Switzerland.
It’s a small, lakeside town but I loved it! So quaint and quiet.
When you’re properly fueled and caffinated, you can start exploring.
Things to do in Vevey, Switzerland in a half-day:
- Go to the Farmer’s Market
- Walk along the lake and look at the spooky goblin trees
- Take pictures of yourselves since there is not a soul in site who can take a picture of both of you.
- See the big fork in front of the food museum (this is famous?!)
- Go into the food museum and sit in their cafe with or without a coffee while you browse their cookbooks (Food Museum= Alimentarium)
- Walk along the winding cobble stone streets with colorful buildings and take a lot of pictures.
- Find an outdoor Christmas market that is doubling as a 50 year old’s birthday party and pet the animals in their petting zoo!!! (Side note: I 100% want donkeys and sheep at my 50th birthday party. Part planners: take note!)
- Eat a burrito full of quinoa and chicken and avocado and then add really spicy hot sauce and watch the other person squirm.
Things to do for a Half-Day in Montreux, Switzerland
- Take the 201 bus for q quick 10 minutes to see the castle on the water. The castle was built on the water!
- Take photos at this castle
- Take the 201 back to town and go to the AMAZING Christmas market
- Drink hot wine and stand by the fire
- Eat raclette (hot, melted cheese served with boiled potatoes, pickles and pickled onions…. so good).
- But eat it inside, toasty and warm, with a nice view
- Eat baguette filled with melted cheese (do it for me! Because I wanted to! And didn’t. This will probably be a big lifelong regret)
- Ride the train an hour back to Geneva and feel so grateful for what you have and who is sitting next to you.
When we got back to Geneva, we had yogurt for dinner since we had filled up on grocery store sandwiches. We were pooped.
Sunday was easy breezy, just like I like it. We started with breakfast, then Luis read while I worked on a restaurant review for a Madrid blog and then we went for a 50 minute-20 minute run. Meaning, we intended to run 20 minutes and ran 48 minutes. But we ran to the “beach” which I imagine would be AMAZING in the summer. Right now, they have a seaside fondue restaurant where I hope to fulfill all of my melted cheesy dreams (those dreams include wine and bread). One day.
Wonderful weekend, as they all are. Xox