With little time left, we woke up bright and early to catch the morning train from Lucerne to Interlaken. Were we bored of the scenery yet? Nope, Switzerland continued to surprise us.
The moment we stepped out of the train, we were greeted by Jungfrau and the Aare River. After dumping our bags at the hotel and a quick recharge, we were off to Thunersee (or Lake Thun).
We weren’t too sure if we should get off earlier, so we decided to hop off of the bus when we saw the lake. We thought the view from this spot was already amazing but it turns out the view was only going to get better.
We got a little lost while we were walking around looking for the picture spot but I have to admit, this was a pretty good spot for pictures too.
And…we made it!
On our very last day, we decided to pass by Bern so we could stop by another city (and because train tickets were cheaper) and got to pick up probably some of the best chocolates I’ve ever had.
It wasn’t until after our trip ended and after we had our chocolate theory class at school that I learned the Criollo cocoa trees from South America only produce about 1% of world’s chocolate consumption. This type of cocoa tree produces cocoa beans that are more aromatic and delicate, compared to the Foresteros cocoa trees, which produce about 80% of world’s chocolate consumption and produce cocoa beans that have a more acidic taste.
In a way, I felt like our trip to Switzerland not only broadened my horizon but it also led me to start my chocolate discovery adventure. My friends (major chocoholics) and I visited a couple of different Swiss chocolate shops and got to try different types of chocolates throughout our trip and this helped me develop my palate for chocolate.
Thank you for following my Swiss journey. I’m off to pack my bags for Germany!
Happy eating (and traveling),