We spent our last day at St. Moritz and I am so glad we did. It took us approximately 3 hours to travel from Zürich by a coach, the roads were meandering through mountains – not the most friendly roads but I must say, our driver did a great job, very skillful and safe.
A little about St. Moritz extracted from here - St. Moritz is one of the best-known and most prestigious ski resorts in the world especially since having hosted the Olympic Winter Games in 1928 and in 1948. Today the name ‘St. Moritz’ stands for a ‘chic, vibrant and elegant’ town, second home to the rich and famous, enjoying a special atmosphere and a dry, tingling champagne climate. St. Moritz lies on a sunny terrace in the heart of the Engadin Valley in Graubunden and is influenced by three cultures: those of the German-speaking majority of its residents, the Romanish-speaking population of the Engadine and the nearby Italians.
We were really lucky to have a very friendly and knowledgable guide with us at St. Moritz. He is an Australian living in Switzerland for the past decade. He brought us to lunch – a very special one. I can’t quite remember what this dish was called but it’s delicious.
I will try to describe the procedure but the terms are probably all wrong – hope you understand what I mean.
Instead of a hot-pot, we get a double-decker hot stove. The hot plate on top is for heating up the vegetables and potatoes. The little compartments below, it’s for heating up the cheese. We were given a set of plastic utensils, for heating the cheese and scrapping the cheese off – onto the vegetables and potatoes.
UPDATED Diana helped clarify and described this dish in the comments section below, read to find out more. Thank you so much dear =)
There you go – something like that. Absolutely delicious for the freezing weather at St. Moritz, definitely colder than in Zürich. Along with the cheesie starter, we shared some spaghetti and fish & chips. According to our guide, Rivella you see below is a drink found only in Switzerland, made of milk – tastes nothing like milk tho, very refreshing and the liquid is clear, not something I would have expected.
After lunch, we walked around town for some sightseeing. The lake you see in the picture below is starting to freeze and it will eventually be solid enough to host greyhound races, polo, cricket and curling tournaments. I wish we witness the fun, I can’t imagine running on a frozen lake, wow.
St. Moritz is a very laid back town, very slow-moving (in a good way) and relaxing. Everyone is friendly there and seem to be in a holiday mood – very peaceful. Taking a scroll along the lake feels rather surreal – extremely different from Singapore’s fast-paced city. No one seems to be rushing anywhere and I love that feeling.
After a day at St. Moritz, I finally understood why it’s for the rich and famous. It’s such a small town and look at all the designer brands available at every corner of the street.
Totally in love with St. Moritz. From the people to the architecture. Definitely a place to visit if you are in Switzerland, spend a day or two to enjoy the peacefulness and fresh air.
Thank you for reading.