We Spent 11 Days Traveling SWITZERLAND By Train

We Spent 11 Days Traveling SWITZERLAND By Train

the fun thing about getting a swiss rail pass like we did is that you really get to do a tour like we’re doing now like we’re going all around the country probably even more than i initially set out when i planned it so now we’re in burn we’ve already been deserved we’ve been to saint moritz we’ve been to we’re staying in interlaken and before this we were in sarmat so like we’re literally going all around and it’s just really cool to get like an overall feel of the country now the first time that we’re here [Music] i’m oscar and i’m dan and in 2019 we decided to change the course of our lives quit college and start traveling full-time we’re on a journey to visit every country in the world and if you’re interested in coming along click the subscribe button but without further ado let’s get into our last video from switzerland we know but the fun doesn’t have to end here because the only thing you have to do to continue watching our adventures is click the subscribe button it’s 100 free and it helps us out a whole lot so thank you this final video will be both a travel vlog from our last few days that we haven’t shown you yet and an overall summary of the trip as a whole we’ll share our reflections and takeaways what we learned from traveling switzerland by train for 11 days and what we would do differently if we had the chance to do it again by the end of the video you should have a clear idea of what an ideal itinerary in switzerland would look like for you switzerland’s public transportation system is one of the most extensive and reliable on the planet we really have to emphasize this point because we honestly didn’t understand just how easy and reliable it would be before we went however this does come with a pretty hefty price tag and buying separate tickets for each ride will quickly add up most locals use some form of annual pass or discount cards to make the price more reasonable and the best options for tourists is getting a swiss travel pass since we spent 11 days in switzerland we decided to get the 8 day travel paths to cover pretty much all the days we needed transport between cities and yes it is a lot of money to pay upfront but trust us as long as you’re using some form of transportation every day it is going to be worth it you can also choose to pay a little bit extra for the flex pass which allows you to use it on non-consecutive days the travel pass includes all trains buses and boats which is a huge perk and we felt that the peace of mind of being able to hop on any ride without having to worry about the tickets was so worth it all right we’re about to board our first real train in switzerland the train is so incredibly quiet we first flew into zurich or siri as the locals call it from our hometown gothenburg sweden although the swiss for some reason really likes saying that zurich is an overrated place that doesn’t represent the rest of switzerland the vast majority of international flights arrive here so you’re pretty likely to start your trip in this financial hub anyway personally zurich gave us a great first impression of the country although the price levels here are the highest of pretty much any city so it’s no secret that switzerland is one of the most livable countries in the world but does that livability come at maybe too higher price who knows we stayed in zurich for the first two nights and then took our first train to saigons where we hopped on a bus to our 70th country of liechtenstein on the train we passed by the lake valenzi and honestly it looked so beautiful that next time we come back to switzerland we’d probably spend some time around this area as well whether or not you visit liechtenstein is of course up to you but since we’re trying to visit every country in the world we simply couldn’t miss the chance to go but we’re here we’re in country the tiny country of liechtenstein liechtenstein is the last remaining absolute monarchy in all of europe we then took the bus back to sargons in the afternoon and then headed down to sancte moritz now this is where we’ll give you our first words of caution the only real reason we went to saint moritz was because we wanted to catch the iconic glacier express to tamat now having done it we honestly wouldn’t recommend doing the same unless you’d much prefer watching the scenery from the comfort of a seat rather than hiking or being outside the nine hours on this route could probably be divided among several days allowing you to see more along the way so a bit of a stretching break finally it’s like two o’clock we have about three more hours ten burpees we then continued northward to interlaken which we decided to stay in because it’s a great base from which to explore the surrounding areas looking back at it though we would have probably opted to stay in one of the smaller villages in the jungfrau region instead such as vengeance or miren as they’re located up in the mountains and thus offer a a closer access to hiking and b a beautiful vantage point of the valley we partly chose to stay in interlaken because we were afraid that the food options would be scarce otherwise but as good as every village has its own grocery store and some restaurants and we were able to find vegan options pretty much anywhere we went after three nights with interlaken as our base we headed onward to le san which we thought was an incredibly beautiful city possibly one of the prettiest we’ve seen anywhere in the world after two nights there we headed back to zurich to catch our onward flight our last vlog from the jungfrau region and the sound will follow right after our conclusions and takeaways now this was our full switzerland trip and it was actually really well planned and we enjoyed it a lot however if we had the opportunity to do it again we’d make some major changes basically switzerland is geographically cut into two parts like this with the north being flatter and more populous and the south being home to the beautiful alps this means most major cities are in the north of the country we’d recommend starting your trip in the north going to as many different cities as you can and have time for we’d absolutely recommend visiting lucerne and ban but other cities include basel lausanne montreux geneva and others the reason we recommend going to the cities first and the alps second is because the beautiful scenery from the cities will be a lot less impressive once you’ve spent some days in the mountains we noticed this firsthand with lucerne which we thought was beautiful but by the time we made it there on day 9 we were honestly a bit jaded saying goodbye to this incredible view don’t ever want to take it for granted somehow you always end up getting used to it but that just goes to show how you can get used to pretty much anything no matter how beautiful or extravagant it is another mistake we made was only visiting the german-speaking part of switzerland it’s not to say that it wasn’t amazing but it would have been a much fuller experience to also visit the french and italian speaking parts of the country we’ll absolutely visit these regions when we return to switzerland next time once you leave the cities of the north and head to the alps there are literally endless things to do and see and there is no way we can make full recommendations based on the limited experience that we have all we can say is that both tsamat and the jungfrau region are well worth a visit there’s bound to be a lot of swiss viewers commenting their own recommendations below so head to the comments to get some recommendations directly from the locals as well and finally keep in mind that once you enter the alpine region you’ll likely want to get up into the mountains and to do this you’ll need to take cable cars these are partially discounted with the travel pass but are not fully included some popular regions like zermatt and jungfrau have their own separate tourist passes that include all modes of transports in the region like the top of europe pass in jungfrau getting one of these passes could potentially be a lot more worth it than the general travel pass for the days you’re staying in that specific region so do some research on those local passes as well and speaking of the jungfrau region let’s take you there right now arrive in grindelwald so we were originally planning on taking one of the cable cars up in the mountains and doing a beautiful like panorama uh hike today but i don’t think there will be much panorama it’s very cloudy and it’s destined to rain we’re doing a different hike down in a gorge in the valley to be honest this reminds me of going to the maldives and getting bad weather because it just sucks to be in a really expensive place and then the weather is bad and you’re just like dang we could have saved so much money [Music] ah the views here are pretty amazing we want to get to another village today called [Music] there are multiple waterfalls here in the valley but what’s really cool about the biggest waterfall is that it’s right here in the middle of the village and it’s really one of those waterfalls where it’s like it goes so far out from the cliff that it almost just turns into vapor by the time that it hits the ground so it’s a really really cool sight [Music] to see a viewer all right now we kind of straightaway too into a very interesting and cool looking train wow very cool [Music] so we were invited to this hotel right here hotel iger by a viewer in this amazing place called and food is served dal curry basically but the best part about all this and my awesome most often viewer stefan hooked us up with this he works here i’m so so happy he texted me and that we ended up coming yeah wow impressive so how is it oh my gosh first of all this is the best strawberry sorbet i’ve ever had secondly it’s so interesting having it with champagne it’s like having like an extremely flavorful strawberry champagne [Music] very very good excursion day i’d say oh my god it’s been like really non-stop it’s really been like bus another bus club show no sleep bus club another club another club plane nobody believed in me but yeah now we’re heading back to interlaken and tomorrow we have something very exciting planned the following day was when we decided to say yes to a stranger’s invitation to fly in a small plane above the alps in case you haven’t seen the video from this absolutely incredible experience you can click the card now the day after we headed to our last and one of our favorite stops on the trip just arrived i am hungry so many people know you’ve been in the countryside for a long time when you get to a city and you are literally shocked by the amount of people out on the street [Music] we’re up early going for a morning walk here in the cern and it is so beautiful i think the most beautiful big city we’ve been to here in switzerland pretty cool to just be able to go to the beach in the city and go swimming in a crystal clear lake like this for the view of the mountains not every city can say we have that we also went on a boat trip on lake lucerne or the avatar as it’s called in high german and i think please correct me if i’m wrong with this but in the local variation of swiss german it would be something like fireball but i don’t know please let me know if i completely butchered that but like we said earlier boats are also included in the travel pass so we got these views at no additional cost it feels so weird it’s this strange feeling of the start and the end of our trip coming together especially since we’ve been here for so long this is our 11th day and our last meal in switzerland is not appealed to the og vegetarian restaurant mine was 24 and this was 29. 28.70 well this feels weird it’s our last train in switzerland but we got a nice train as our last one it’s time to fly to barcelona and then head up to country number 78 1 and 11.
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We Spent 11 Days Traveling SWITZERLAND By Train

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