Sunday, June 10, 2007

zurich. luzern. interlaken. lyon. annecy. nice. paris.

had no idea so much happened while i was away. nevertheless, am happy that everything seems to be getting back on track...

thanks to some of you for your interest in my holiday photos! :) haha i took so many...think there're about 700 plus pics? quite impossible to post all of them here, so spent a bit of time selecting my favourite few to share...

as described in my last post, switzerland and france are beautiful in very different ways. switzerland's beauty is natural, breathtaking, refreshing, welcoming. alpine peaks, pristine snow, green hills, blue blue skies, peaceful lakes...the picture postcards aren't lying, switzerland IS that beautiful, if not more beautiful when you see her with your own eyes.

france, to me, is stunningly and proudly beautiful, her beauty very much historical and man-made (lavish churches, magnificent monuments, well-groomed gardens etc). of course, she possesses natural beauty too, like the pebble beaches and blue blue seas of Nice, and the picturesque Lake Annecy.

personally, extravagance is less appealing. i prefer beauty that is unpretentious and amiable. like a girl-next-door. but who am i to pass judgements? i'm just an insignificant passer-by... :)

oh well. picture time!

chapter 1: zurich

being the 1st stop, zurich wasn't as boring as some people described...in fact, i love every bit of it! :) lake zurich was lovely, the streets were adorable, churches were splendid...and even the weather was wonderful!






took a cruise on Lake Zurich and went to a quaint little town called Rapperswil (pronounced "rappers-vil"). it's known as the town of roses, and there's a pretty rose garden which, i can imagine, will be glorious when all the roses are in full bloom. unfortunately, when i was there only some roses have blossomed...


haha...just had to try and take some artistic pics when the setting is so perfect.


had a taste of some serious cheese fondue on the 1st nite in zurich. hmm...not quite the scrumptious fare i had expected, but still pretty good! fresh bread dipped in hot melted cheese on a cold breezy nite...heavenly!


if u do visit zurich, check out cafe conditorei schober. it's a beautiful place that serves REAL hot chocolate. one of the best i've ever tasted. which is why i didn't feel the pinch even tho one cup costs CHF7.50 (which is 8 plus SGD).



chapter 2: luzern

out of the 3 places i went to in switzerland, luzern has to be my favourite.






dinner by the river...

from luzern, took a day trip to mount titlis (thank u evelyn for recommending it). being surrounded by swiss alpine splendour is not just a feast for the eyes, it's an emotionally moving and unforgettable experience...






our very own Mr Snowman! made with snow, coins and 2 pens! haha...other tourists asked if they could take pics with him...so honoured.

chapter 3: interlaken

day trip from interlaken to the world renowned jungfraujoch. how the swiss actually built a railway track to the highest peak in europe is something that impresses and amazes and puzzles me.


taking the train up to jungfraujoch was a reminder of one of life's important lessons: sometimes, it's not just the goal that matters, the journey there is just as valuable.






sent a postcard each to Mr Snuggie and Yuanyuan to tell them "wish you were here..."


on the way back to interlaken, went on a little adventure of our own to find the huskies...

next stop, lyon, france.

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW 700++ pictures~~ that alot peifen.. hehe =) upload some more pictures~~ :)

Kane said...

Peifen!

You look really pretty in those photos! I especially like the first one. Nice dress too.

Reminds me of what u said on air a couple of days ago, about Jiahui taking tour.

“她人美,那边的风景也美。照片一定很好看。”

佩芬,您也是人美,风景也美。照片,自然好看了。

Yeah! Upload some more please!!

Also pleased to find that this time round I am this early to comment.

Welcome back on air, and take care of your skin! Foreign weather is often too harsh for us.

Kane

evelyn said...

no probs! now u believe that jungfraujoch is not in korea hor? switzerland is my fav place. :) the mountains are simply cool!!!

somewhere in singapore said...

Peifen

Beautiful pictures. Hope u can post some more pictures.

Charlene said...

Omg..Switzerland is my dream..
how I wish I could go there..NOW NOW NOW!!!

Anonymous said...

Post more pics lah.

Anonymous said...

use picasa to do a collage. can post more photos like tt!
nice photos btw.

卫斯理 said...

Haha it's great to know that Peifen had such a wonderful holiday. Nice sceneries, nice food, nice weather...bet you did not want to come back so early :p Thanks peifen for your pics as well, now i really gonna make Switzerland my next dream destination...the hot chocolate, the icy mountain tops...Looking for to Lyon and the things you can tell us coz I only know abt Lyon the football club. Take care wor peifen and smiles always :D

Princess Carol said...

omg! nice pics! the luzern pics and those snow capped mountains definately looked beautiful. i'm looking forward to more pics... cheers!

rain said...

wahhh... so many nice nice pic
i have a ques to ask PF wats is e blog adds of da tuo fen

Evonne said...

to rain -- > http://datoufen.blogspot.com

Evonne said...

it nice!!!woohooo!!post more.wahahahah

Krystal said...

WOW!!!
Beautiful pictures!
It makes me wanna go Switzerland NOW!!! Haha.
Lastly, you really look pretty in those pictures!
Takecares! =).

sIhuI said...

haha.. im most attracted to your last photo. Mr Husky!!! omg.. my favourite kind of dogs..
other photos are nice too..nice sky..nice mountains..nice scenaries! im sure u did enjoy your trip!

Jennie said...

Hah!Totally agree with you!Luzern is my favourite place in Switzerland too!and Mt Titlis is awesome..Such a pity it didn't snow when you were up in Mt Titlis..Because when I was up there,it snowed which make Mt Titlis even more awesome!

I was like you..The railway track up to Jungfraujoch is awesome!I am super impressed by the people who built it that time!And The Standard picture taking of the Jungfraujoch tag..and sending postcards back home..Bet you had a awesome time!

Ra!NFaNTaSY said...

Yes, Switzerland is very beautiful..and I love interlaken too..I remembered the last time we went trekking around the jungfraujoch region..Marvellous..It's such a magnificent view..

Please post more pix..!!

shocking2u said...

Who拍the pic ah?

kim said...

wow..peifen,u muz be enjoying yaself baz..such a nice places..
jia you in ya DTFSJ ohz.. (n_n)

寳寳 said...

佩芬姐姐你好可爱好漂亮,偶好喜欢你的照片^_^!\今天主要的是要谢谢你给我带来很多的快乐

Ola said...

Interesting to know.

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