La Shaguita Gets All Swissy

The Swiss Alps are simply the best. I spent my summers near here growing up. Sure, I'd love to share them with a lover someday. But until then, there's no one else I'd rather share them with than YOU. At least electronically.

 Somewhere between Lauterbrünnen and Wengen

Somewhere between Lauterbrünnen and Wengen

Here's a video from my first solo hike.

 
 

The lesbi parties in Switzerland tend to take a break over the summer since so many people go on vacation. That's right, people get good vacation time here and they tend to use it, especially the month of August. I took advantage of this to have some much-needed Me Time. There was no better way to heal my recent heartbreak than by escaping to these mountains. I even got to go to a Cheesemaker's House to see how Gruyere cheese is made. It was a pretty great excursion, despite my slight fear of cows.

 
 

After my Me Time, some lesbi friends came for a visit. I discovered how fun it is to take pictures in the reflection of another person's glasses. You should try this activity with a lover. This nose is not my lover's.

 A nose, a reflection, a seamless landscape

A nose, a reflection, a seamless landscape

If you really want to impress a lover, take her on a hike in the Swiss Alps. This is a view near Faulhorn Mountain Hut. Don't stay there unless you want to sleep right next to a stranger.

 "A lake is a landscape's most beautiful feature, looking into which the beholder measures the depth of her own nature." -Thoreau, an Honorary Lesbian

"A lake is a landscape's most beautiful feature, looking into which the beholder measures the depth of her own nature." -Thoreau, an Honorary Lesbian

Here's another lake: Bachalpsee. Looks fake, doesn't it? It's not. We even saw a cow swimming across it. That wasn't fake, either.

 Bachalpsee, a place you might not ever want to leave

Bachalpsee, a place you might not ever want to leave

THE HILLS WERE JUST ... SO ... ALIVE ....

 
 

Here's an example of a Mountain Hut, Berghauss Männdlenen. You can plan a hike and sleep at these at low cost along the way. These huts usually only have the basics like minimal running water, so they're more adventurous than romantic.

 Berghauss Männdlenen. If you don't sleep here, at least stop by for an apple pie!

Berghauss Männdlenen. If you don't sleep here, at least stop by for an apple pie!

The Swiss Alps are full of dreamy flowers, some of which have otherworldly hues.

 Gentiana verna flowers. THEY ARE SO BLUE.

Gentiana verna flowers. THEY ARE SO BLUE.

Take your friends or lover(s) on the historic Dampffahrten train from Shynige Platte to ...

... Rotenegg. This might lead to a number of ill-humored Rotenegg Dampffahrten jokes, but it's okay to be immature sometimes.

 The quaint train stop at the historic town of Rotenegg. Actually, don't get out here. Just take a picture and stay on the train until Wilderswill or Interlaken, depending on where you're off to next.

The quaint train stop at the historic town of Rotenegg. Actually, don't get out here. Just take a picture and stay on the train until Wilderswill or Interlaken, depending on where you're off to next.

ON ANOTHER NOTE, THE ORIGINAL GOATEE

 A cool, contemplative goat, leader of the herd

A cool, contemplative goat, leader of the herd

Switzerland is an expensive country unless you know the tricks. There aren't a lot of young, budget travellers wandering around. My friends and I decided to make a t-shirt that says: (front) We Might Look Messy (back) But We're Just Nerds. I still don't have a picture of that shirt, so here's another picture of Bachalpsee instead.

 Bachalpsee, you're the dream in me.

Bachalpsee, you're the dream in me.

Oh yeah and if you want some new andro accessories, Switzerland is a great place to find them. Check out these rad Edelweiss suspenders I bought. Okay, I think that's all I have to say for now.

 I also bought a cane from a wood-making town called Brienz. Not the most useful thing, but I might learn to mime with it. 

I also bought a cane from a wood-making town called Brienz. Not the most useful thing, but I might learn to mime with it. 

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