After two plane delays we finally made it back to Milan on Wednesday night. We spent the last week back home in Arizona for Braxton’s sisters’ wedding in Sedona. It was so beautiful and was well worth the trip home. We wouldn’t have missed that day for anything! (Love you, Shea & Pat!)
Once we were back we unpacked then packed up again for our trip to Zürich. Before we left to study abroad a friend had told us how amazing the train ride from Milan to Zürich was and that we had to do it while in Europe! She was right! The train ride that takes you through the Swiss Alps is breathtaking; snow capped mountains, waterfalls, crystal clear rivers…it seriously has it all. It’s safe to say that it has been the most enjoyable four-hour train ride so far! I highly recommend it. We did a lot of research before coming to Zürich so that we could make the most out of our two days here and I think we may have found the best way to spend 48 hours.
Oh! Here’s a view from the train ride!
The Swiss are known for their fondue and apparently it is hard to beat the fondue at Swiss Chuchi in old town Zürich. We opted for the Special 4 aged cheese fondue and it was amazing. The ambience gave it such a cute Swiss feel. Just beware that the prices for fondue are PER PERSON. Haha! Can you tell we learned the hard way? Still, well worth it.
If you find yourself a little north of old town Zürich try the healthy and hipster food restaurants near the Gerold Chuchi Umbrellas. Also, don’t think you are getting a bargain. Food in Zürich is expensive. So come prepared!
We stayed at Hotel Schweizerhof Zürich during our trip. Not only was the hotel beautiful but, the staff was incredible. They were so nice and willing to help when we needed them. After our fondue dinner we came back to our hotel to fresh fruit and the most comfortable beds. Our butler even brought us a bar of chocolate as a gift just before heading to bed. While traveling we don’t always get to exercise so it was great to finally be able to wake up and work out in a fully equipped gym. After our work out we headed to their Champagne Breakfast. The service didn’t let us down and there was so much fresh variety. We had an amazing time at Hotel Schweizerhof and recommend it to anyone traveling to Zürich!
One of my favorite parts of the Champagne Breakfast was their freshly made juices!
Nothing beats the cold better than hot tea and a bubble bath! 🙂
By far the most relaxing thing we have done on our time abroad so far was going to the ThermalBad & Spa in Zürich. We decided to splurge and go for the Irish bath ritual. We had read great reviews but still weren’t totally sure what we were in for. When we arrived they were helpful in explain all of our choices. The Irish ritual compiled a series of steam rooms, skin peels, hot baths, cool baths, and different types of jacuzzis. The ambience is quiet and relaxing. Once you are done with your ritual you can head upstairs to the massive rooftop jacuzzi that gives an almost 360 degree view of Zürich.
Here are some more photos from their website!
I would also recommend the seeing the Gerold Chuchi Umbrellas! They are so cute and fun to take photos of!
I hope you all visit the magic of Zürich!
With Love, Elizabeth Ashley
*This post was graciously sponsored by Hotel Schweizerhof Zürich, as always all opinions are 100% my own.