Jun 17—We spent about 10 days in Switzerland, 8 of which were in Neuchatel. I was excited to get here as my cousin Alison lives in Neuchatel with her husband Daniel and their two boys, Leo, just about 2, and Eliot, seven months and to whom I’ve recently been appointed godmother.
Alison and Daniel have a great apartment up high on the slopes of the city that overlooks Neuchatel Lake and a picturesque church. We loved hanging out on their huge deck, having dinner and playing with the kids.
While staying in the area, we did some hiking and walked around the city, eating fondue, crepes and ice cream, of course.
Switzerland is a beautiful country but very expensive. We were lucky to have a place to stay and great company!
When we left Neuchatel we didn’t venture too far: only an hour and a half away and we were in Basel, where I was reunited with an old travelling friend of mine, Heiko, who I did some hiking with twenty years ago in Peru. We haven’t seen each other since that 3-day hike so long ago and have rarely kept in touch, but when I saw him again and met his great family, it was like no time had passed. We had a great evening at their house before moving on.
Next up: Germany!
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