If you’ve noticed, this trip was dubbed “Maybe Liechtenstein” (you can search the #maybeliechtenstein hashtag on Instagram to see more fun photos) because we were never really quite sure if we’d make it to the small land locked country. But we packed up and left our Airbnb in Zurich and once again hopped on the train. We started with a train ride through Switzerland to Sargens, the main stop closest to the border. Once you get to this station, you can either take a bus directly to Vaduz, the capital, or take a local train one stop north and then a short bus ride across to the city. We opted for the bus since we had to transfer to a second bus in order to make it to our hotel, Hotel Kulm, located in the mountains just above the city.
I love taking trains! Maybe not as much as Sheldon (BBT reference), but I still think it’s such a fun way to travel. Luckily Switzerland seems to share my option. The train system in the country is fantastic! After deciding to take a last minute day trip to Lucerne, we booked some super saver tickets. You can only book these on the app or online so it’s a good idea to check there first. Unlike normal tickets, you’re locked in to a specific train but get a really good deal. You can find more information on the SBB website.
I left Paris and hopped on my Air France flight to Zurich (still a part of my points ticket) and I got a chance to visit the Air France lounge for Schengen flights. Unfortunately it was far away from my gate since the one closest to my gate was under construction. The lounge was still a nice place to relax before the relatively short flight. There were lots of drink options, including bottles of Evian, wine, and liquor, and a decent selection of food and snacks. My flight was nothing too special, due to the short duration and the fact that “European Business Class” is just regular seats with the middle blocked out.
After a short hop from Paris, I arrived in Zurich slightly before my friend, who was coming from a connecting flight in Amsterdam. There was some crazy weather and most of the flights that day had been cancelled, except for hers luckily! I tried to meet her at the gate, but the plane ended up being diverted to the auxilary gates with a bus ride to the terminal. We ended up meeting at baggage claim to pick up her luggage. Of course, she made the flight but sadly her bag did not, due to a super tight connection. After filing the appropriate paperwork, we were off to Zurich. Continue reading →
It’s been a busy few months, and I really have to catch up on editing and posting all my blog posts, but I thought I’d do a quick summary of what’s coming 🙂
Firstly, I’m going to finish off my Swedish adventure with my long trip home (trust me, it was a journey!) and then the next big trip will be my travels in February! I was barely home for a month, jumping around between Utah, California, and over to Paris, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein!