They don't tell you much about Switzerland growing up in Vernon Hills, Illinois. It's a shame that the glorious mountains, beautiful lakes, and mouthwatering chocolate were kept a secret from me for the last 20 years of my life, but I'm happy to report that I can no longer say I've never experienced these things!
I've always believed that water is the one place where a person can truly be in their own thoughts. Maybe it's something about the sound it makes when waves crash against rocks on the shore or how peaceful everything looks when the light reflects off the surface. There is just something about water that calms me and lets my mind escape to serenity in a world that is always go go go. For a girl who loves the water, Switzerland was a dream.
My friends and I decided to take a weekend trip to Interlaken, Switzerland. It's definitely not as easy to get there as you may think with a 2-hour plane ride from London and a two-train commute. Though the travel time added up, it was worth it because Interlaken took my breath away so many times in one weekend that it has earned a spot on my top five countries in the world list. A massive accomplishment may I add.
There are not enough words to describe Switzerland and, while my photos may assist in understanding the beautiful landscape, it is definitely a place that everyone needs to experience in person at least once in their lifetime. I have never visited a place with both mountains and lakes, each more beautiful than the next. I have never tasted chocolate so sweet and fresh or had an ice-cold drink listening to the sound of birds chirping across the lake. It was an adventure of a lifetime, a paradise between two lakes.
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<p>Lexi Floom is a student at Indiana University majoring in Informatics with minors in Technology Consulting, Marketing, and Game Design. Last summer, Lexi interned abroad in Israel and strengthened her love for all things creative and adventurous. She can't wait to travel across London and Europe this semester and discover the hidden gems each country has to offer.</p>