August 27, 2012

Waving hello from Bern, Switzerland! It is jaw-droppingly beautiful. Gasps escape us at every turn.

We walked through Old Town this morning. Did a little back-to-school shopping. Listened to, and watched, the famous clock chime. Swam in the Aare River (hands down the prettiest river I’ve ever seen). Then picked up sandwiches for lunch.

Now we’re at our laptops, while the kids settle down for the afternoon with a movie. Stay tuned, because I have a fun giveaway for you today!

P.S. — Feel free to join our adventure on Instagram.


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1 The New Diplomats Wife August 27, 2012 at 9:44 am

make sure to pick up some caran d’ache colored pencils – still the most gorgeous pencils i own!


2 Laura Zarrin August 28, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Love those pencils! I bought a bunch when I was in Zurich.


3 Annina August 27, 2012 at 9:48 am

Oh my god – I can’t believe you are here! This is my home town. Enjoy your time and let me know if you need any tips from a local :-)


4 Verena August 27, 2012 at 10:20 am

I love Bern! Have a great time!
Hug´s from Germany,


5 Laura August 27, 2012 at 10:38 am

I LOVE Switzerland. I’m so jealous you are there. It is such a beautiful country. Enjoy your visit!


6 Giulia August 27, 2012 at 11:41 am

I lived there for so many years – your photos are making me homesick. Enjoy!


7 Jenna at Homeslice August 27, 2012 at 12:09 pm



8 greta August 27, 2012 at 12:12 pm

I visited Swittzerland and Bern for the first time when I was 17.
I fell in love forever.
Bern is just as you say–so beautiful.
I hope to experience it with my kids one day as you are with yours.
Thanks for the wonderful memories!
Love from,


9 Melinda August 27, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I hope you post more about Bern! My family is from there and I have always wanted to go.


10 Lindsey August 27, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I’m waving to you from Zurich! xo


11 Tanya August 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Welcome to Switzerland! I’m over in Zurich too. If you’re staying here for a bit, check out my blog for hiking with kids in Switzerland: http://momstotszurich.blogspot.ch/ Have a great time!


12 Tanya August 27, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I should have said that you should drive down to Thun, not too far from Bern. It’s an adorable little town on the lake that leads to Interlaken. Here’s my post with some details: http://momstotszurich.blogspot.ch/2009/03/thun.html


13 Barchbo August 27, 2012 at 7:44 pm

I love Switzerland – such a beautiful country! My whole body sighed at the thought of swimming in the river – heaven!


14 Kelly August 28, 2012 at 12:59 am

Also a huge fan of Bern and Switzerland! So clean! So organized! So expensive!

I second the recommendation for Interlaken, and just hiking anywhere in that region. It’s nice to go into the mountains and pretend you are Heidi!


15 beyond August 28, 2012 at 8:31 am

so jealous you got to swim in the aare…


16 Jazibe August 30, 2012 at 9:22 am

wow! can’t believe you finally made it to CH! I am in Thun (the charming little town mentioned above). If you need a tour guide, i am at your disposal. I will be in Bern tomorrow friday, are you hanging out anywhere in particular? I would love an opportunity for a quick snapshot!


17 Stephanie @ Henry Happened August 31, 2012 at 11:17 am

have fun! I’m sure the sites are fantastic!


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