Swiss Dreams | Day 37

A road trip in an old Volkswagen van with classic rock coming from the stereo; I was livin’ the dream. Growing up, I would watch Almost Famous and That 70’s Show full of envy that I was not born in that era. I always longed for the day I could own a VW van and travel. Luckily, Couchsurfing allowed me to cross paths with the coolest 22-year-old Swiss boy I know, Jannik.

I quickly traded the view of Lake Zurich to spend 3 hours road tripping down in his van to head south to Ticino. Ah, finally! I never thought the day that I’d get to live out my teenage fantasy would be in Switzerland. There I was, sun on my face, wind in my hair in the passenger seat, filled with the excitement of a little girl.

Knowing that I was dying to be submerged into mother nature’s arms, Jannik had the best idea for a detour to avoid traffic— driving over the mountain instead of through it. That idea left us witness to land illustrated in fairy tales. We found ourselves making a bouquet out of the furry flowers, surrounded by marshmallow clouds.

Stargazing upon rocks in the shallow river. Short hike into a little oasis. Singing and ukulele-playing under the tent during night rain. Walking around with a watermelon. Swimming amongst mountainous backdrops. These were some of my most memorable days and perhaps why I took a long hiatus before finally writing this. Life was so simple, yet more fulfilling than ever. This was living.

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By janteziarra

Always Somewhere. Never Nowhere.

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