I’d always dreamed of going to Switzerland.

Growing up I’d spent a lot of time with some dear childhood friends/family who are half Swiss and this year I was ecstatic after being invited to spend a white Christmas with them in Switzerland.

As with many dreams, they are so vivid and yet… Try to describe one to someone and you just can’t do it justice.

In this case I think I could do a better job with  photos.

Lago Maggiore, Locarno

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Outdoor ice rink, Locarno

Bellinzona

Bellinzona from a Castelgrande arrowloop

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Adrift in a sea of Swiss chocolate, Zurich

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Zurich’s singing Christmas Tree

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Bern, home of bears and bureaucrats

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Into the galaxy… Fog hides the sheer cliffs of the Lauterbrunnen Valley

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Merry Christmas from Mürren

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Schilthorn sunrise from Piz Gloria, 2970m.

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Silence falls on the second day of christmas

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The Eiger towers over Mürren

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Lauterbrunnen revealed

 

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Shipping out on the Thunersee