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Goodbye Singapore, Hello Switzerland

Hello everyone, how are all of you doing? Busy shopping for presents? I am so sorry for the silence on this blog for over a week. Once I returned to Singapore, I have been extremely busy – with work, searching for presents and dinner parties. I managed to sort out and resized a bunch of pictures from my most recent vacation with the family. I hope you will enjoy this amazing journey with me and today, I have the first day of our trip for you.

Flying from Singapore to Switzerland takes approximately 12 hours. Spending half a day onboard isn’t something we all look forward to but luckily Singapore Airlines pampered us with some delicious food and Christmas decorations.

Once we touched down at Zurich Airport, we immediately head down South to Interlaken which is about 1.5 hours away by car. We arrived at Interlaken just before noon and we had lunch at a nearby restaurant, Chalet. Portions were quite large (like most Western countries) so we shared amongst us.

With only 4-5 hours of sleep onboard, we managed to explore Interlaken a little but most of the shops were closed on a Monday. Our delicious meal kept us warm from the wet and cold weather that day. I suspect we were looking at approximately 10°C the day we arrived.

Interlaken is one of the oldest tourist resorts in Switzerland and it remains one of the most popular. The town is a base from which to explore the surrounding areas by train or bus. One of the main attractions is the Jungfrau and the Jungfraujoch railway station. Interlaken is also a destination for backpackers throughout the year and has numerous backpacker-friendly hostels and companies providing guided services in skydiving, canyoning, hang gliding, paragliding, and skiing.

We were particularly attracted to their chocolate shops. We all know that Switzerland is famous for their chocolates don’t we? Merkur Confiserien houses everything a chocoholic needs. Wide selection of chocolate with varies fillings and they carry a large variety of other brands too. Almost like a one-stop-shop if you are looking to buying some gifts for family, friends and colleagues.

After an hour around town, we went back to our hotel for dinner. All of us slept before 8pm that day because we were too tired – and of course, due to the time difference of 12 hours. Time for some beauty sleep before we head to the mountains the next day.

Hoping to finish sorting out the 1000+ pictures I took during this trip and start drafting the posts. I am also hoping to include some shoppings, looks for Christmas and product reviews in between but no promises.

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful weekend.

12 thoughts on “Goodbye Singapore, Hello Switzerland

  1. I am happy that you liked Switzerland. I am from Switzerland and I like to go to Interlaken in summer it is really nice there and the air is so fresh and clean. I hope you could see a little of Zurich (my hometown) the christmas lights are really beautiful.
    Didn’t you go skiing?

    • Hi Ivona,
      Thank you for commenting!!
      I love Switzerland and I visited Zurich too, am still editing the picture but I love Zurich and you are right, the Xmas lightings are amazing.
      We didn’t go skiing because 1. the weather wasn’t right and 2. when the sky is bright, it wasn’t in the plan =(

  2. Joey, browse through your blog and was reading on this trip. I’m planning for a trip to Zurich this coming Dec too, am still deciding if I should get a Economy class or Business class. I reckon my butt sure hurts for such long flights! Did u take Business class or above? The food sure looks gd too!

    • Hi Anthea,
      Thank you for popping by and commenting!!
      Wow, I miss Zurich – hope you have a wonderful trip..
      I took Business Class, it’s always more comfortable for long flights..

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