One of the best things about Switzerland is the ability to travel so conveniently by train. Not only are the train rides incredibly scenic, but also they transport you to what can seem like a whole other world. A quick train ride from Geneva takes you to Lausanne, from where you hop on a boat and voilà, you’re at Chillon.
Château de Chillon, the inspiration for some of Lord Byron’s poems, is a peaceful castle located along Lake Geneva. It was really foggy today so we couldn’t see the mountains, but the château was beautiful nonetheless. I highly recommend going on a guided tour to learn about its history.
After our visit we walked along the lake to Montreux, a popular resort town in Switzerland, where we’d be taking the train back. I have never seen so many colorful flowers in my life! There were literally flowers of every. single. color.
Next week I’m headed to Bern, the capital, so it should be fun to explore more of Switzerland. Plus they speak German instead of French, so it’ll be a nice culture change too!