Swiss Miss: Interlaken & Grindelwald

It had been <gulp> 11ish years since I’d been to Interlaken and I’m amused to say that it has not changed one bit! At least the old town looks just as it did, complete with a sign in the window of an adult shop claiming ‘last sex shop before the Jungfrau.’ Glad to know that…

Hey Restaurant- Interlaken

We’d planned to dine at The Hey Restaurant both nights of our stay as a hotel stay is required for in-restaurant dining in Switzerland just now. To say that we were elated to put on decent clothes and be served food we did not cook ourselves was an understatement. Friday night rolled around and we…

The Hey Hotel- Interlaken

The Hey Hotel Interlaken was my recent crash pad for a few days of hiking and sightseeing in the Alps. This was the first hotel I’d selected maybe since early 2020! A few airport hotels in between…I was hoping this would be a breath of fresh air. Hey cow mascot upon entering….she’s a beauty, but…

Swiss Miss: St. Maurice

St. Maurice! Who knew that this cutie little town was hiding in the flat faced mountains? My friend and I visited it because we liked the name and it was at the end of a train line. Turns out, this charming wee town was an excellent place for a small stroll, but a bigger hike….

Swiss Miss: Montreux

Montreux has been high on my Swiss Miss visit list for several years now and somehow I was just not making that one hour train journey around the lake! Awakening on a sunny Valentine’s Day after a fun weekend, but with lots of work chat and home improvement projects, I just had to get out…

Swiss Miss: Prangins

Prangins, the very sleepy, most adorable village next door. With less than 4,000 people, it makes my Nyon look downright cosmopolitan. They are however, known for an exceptionally great restaurant (closed for Covid, of course) and castle, so it’s not all sleepy adorableness. It is seriously cute. After so many trips in this region, I…

Mr. & Mrs. Renou

There is nothing to do in Switzerland on Sundays, but walk. Walk passed closed everything, aside from the very odd bakery. Lucky for my friend and I, one of those odd bakeries was Mr.& Mrs. Renou in Carouge. What a site this was to accidentally stumble upon. It’s supposedly one of the best in the…

Carlton- Zurich

Somehow I’d managed to make a long weekend, dual city vacation, more of a sport shopping trip than a city holiday. That’s how I found myself in Zurich for a day of shopping on a random Friday. My friend recommend I try Carlton for lunch, so of course I listened. Not pictured: table after table…

Il Cortile- Luzern

After a busy morning wandering around Luzern, trying to sort a bunch of details and purchases for the new apartment, I was famished! I literally could have eaten anything. On the bright, sunny, day I opted for Il Cortile as I was passing it because of their large patio. Thinking I was being Covid conscious,…

Stern- Luzern

The Stern restaurant in the Stern hotel in Luzern is known for it’s small portions so that you can try many dishes. Absolutely perfect for a lady riding solo. I was very much looking forward to a ‘tasting’ meal and headed to the restaurant after getting a haircut nearby. Lockdown life is strange. The quaint…

Jialu National- Luzern

After arriving in Luzern late morning, I was famished for some reason after a three hour train ride and headed straight for lunch at Jialu National, I place I had identified in advance as looking excellent. A late lunch on a random Thursday, I pretty much had the place to myself save for a few…

Bar Louie and Scala – Luzern

In addition to the Montana Hotel blowing me away from their hospitality standpoint, I shouldn’t have been too surprised that the food and beverage service was also next level. The Louis Bar was a much needed stop for me after a huge dinner offsite on night one. The ambiance was beyond lively as the patrons…