Travel Ideas: Switzerland on Sundays
Aurora lives in the small city of Moutier, located in the French-speaking part of the canton of Bern (Bernese Jura / Jura Bernois), Switzerland. She works for the Swiss administration and does ice-skating as a hobby, although she has spent the last year as a member of the Swiss synchronized ice-skating team. Aurora’s boyfriend fully shares this passion for ice, and plays hockey in Moutier.
Travelling is among Aurora’s other hobbies. Nowadays she travels locally but in a real Yankee-style. She talked about this with SUISSEPIC. Aurora and her boyfriend spent last summer in the United States, staying in a van. She says that they travelled all around the USA and also visited Canada. This idea to travel by van was so inspiring that Aurora decided to start her own adventure-story, doing the same thing in Switzerland.
“We stayed in our van in the USA. When we returned to Switzerland, we set ourselves the goal of discovering a new place in Switzerland every Sunday. As long as the weather allows us, we go to discover something new”, says Aurora and then smiles, saying that they travel “instead of spending a boring Sunday in front of the TV and discovering nothing about life”.
In Switzerland they have already visited 7 places, mostly located in the canton of Bern – the Gelmersee [Lake Gelmer], the Aare Gorge, Iseltwald, the Giessbachfälle [Giesbach Falls], the St. Beatus caves, Lauterbrunnen, and the Trümmelbachfälle [Trümmelbach Falls]. Aurora says that the Gelmersee is now their favorite place. To decide on the route and the places they visit, they launched an Instagram account which they are now developing as a travel web-project.
“Actually, since we started we have discovered beautiful places that we did not even know existed. We feel more and more connected to our own country, and that’s important!” says Aurora.