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. dragimage-002100_1536dragimage-069


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!


dragimage-034 dragimage-038We 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


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The picturesque Storybook Village of Giswil Switzerland IMG_0169 dragimage-028 dragimage-012 dragimage-018 dragimage dragimage-011 dragimage-031

dragimage-034 dragimage-032 dragimage-068 dragimage-030 dragimage-025 dragimage-026   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.IMG_0306





Please check out my other Switzerland Posts: Lucerne Switzerland and Stanserhorn Mountain/Swiss Alps

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