You’d think a new home and a mortgage would force us to put our pressing wanderlust to the back of our minds for at least the first year, but of course that was never going to happen.

After spending a month between Dubai, Australia and Bali last November, it was going to go one of two ways. We’d either vow never to opt for a holiday that doesn’t involve piña coladas by the pool all day every day, or we’d fall in love with the hectic schedule that allows us to see what the world has to offer. Needless to say, the latter happened.

With annual leave booked and no plans, what else is there to do other than book a spontaneous trip abroad? Darryl has family who live out in Switzerland, so it was only a matter of time before we hopped on a flight to pay them a visit, starting with a day in the city of Zurich.

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Despite a ninety minute flight delay, we were soon gliding above the stunning blue rivers, lush green fields and small, adorable towns and villages dotted across the Swiss countryside, before touching down in what is possibly the cleanest and most minimal airport I’ve ever set foot in. Cases in hand, we hit the cobbled streets of Zurich for an afternoon of exploring, photography, sightseeing, and of course, eating.

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Zurich is full of typically quaint Swiss architecture and is split by the River Limmat, which looks beautiful even on a cloudy day, unlike the Thames! We dragged our cases through every tiny alley and up every painfully steep road to see as much as we possibly could, heading to every tourist hotspot that we deemed a must-see. All before spending our last hour sat by the river, devouring Swiss pasta from the supermarket and of course, the first of many chocolate bars.

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We only had until around 7pm so we didn’t get to do any shopping or venture outside of the centre, but for us even as little as six hours was enough to see everything we wanted to in Zurich, and more.

Next, we visit Neunkirch to spend a few days with Darryl’s family.

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