Charming town square in Chur ✨ Our Airbnb host, Piroska, was an artist in the midst of a book release for her tale of Heidi (at least what happens to Heidi as an adult living the Swiss Alps). Her apartment was filled floor to ceiling with handmade details like traditional Swiss recipes, ink-blotted song lyrics and scented pages to give us a small taste of what life on that altitude must feel like. She and her friends hiked to the top of Mount Zermatt carrying chairs, cauldrons and other props to capture the cover of the book, and she customizes each one based on the recipient. She's made 5000 copies by hand to date!! She told us her story while dancing barefoot to Michael Buble in the kitchen, and I've never been so inspired by a person.
the Bernina Express took us from Italy to Switzerland in a scenic journey across 196 bridges, 55 tunnels and winding loops that had my hot chocolate in a precarious (albeit delicious) state 🚞 The whole trip is now up on the blog!