As we entered the lovely Swiss village of Giswil where we would stay, ambling through the hilly curved roads, I was caught up as if transcended to another time. I quickly settled my luggage into my room, and out the door I rushed to explore. Just outside my chalet, sheep were grazing on the hillside. A narrow pathway meandered through the village that led to a church on a hill. I followed the path, inhaling the fresh clean air, snapping pictures as I walked; fully captivated and entranced in my own world, one of ethereal ambience.
Suddenly, a little boy rides by on his bike down and around the narrow pathway, disappearing into the distance. I hear the laughter of little children as they play in their yard surrounded by big fluffy rabbits, and bleating goats. Sunflowers sway in the gentle breezes. Down the road I see cows grazing in the pasture, as I hear the distinctive sound of those big bells hanging around their necks. A soft fog-like haze floats slowly in the air, and I have fallen in love with Switzerland!
We spent two nights in lovely Giswil, located in the Lake Lucerne region of Switzerland. My room was on the second floor of a Swiss chalet, surrounded by two other chalets, along with the main Hotel Krone, where we dined during our meals. The first thing I did arriving to my room, before rushing out to explore, was open the two wide windows. Just outside below, was a babbling creek, and just beyond were the mountains, with luscious green rolling hills in the forefront. I stood there inhaling the clean Swiss air, captivated by the scenery. So refreshing. My bed had big fluffy white European down pillows with a soft, fluffy white down comforter. My room was fresh and clean, and I noticed no pictures on the walls, as the Swiss décor tends to be simple, without elaborate decorations. I slept that night as though I was on a soft cloud, one of the most restful nights of the tour. As I awoke that next morning, the realization of where I was seemed almost surreal. Oh, how could I ever forget Switzerland!
Swiss Chalet ~ My room on top Floor
While walking through the village I came across a lovely cemetery. Each plot was very well maintained, with luscious flowers, ferns and vines. I noticed that each grave marker had a picture of the deceased. Something we don’t usually see in the US. By clicking on the photos below you can see some of the pictures.
Please check out my other Switzerland Posts: Lucerne Switzerland and Stanserhorn Mountain/Swiss Alps