It feels pretty surreal writing this as I am sitting on our hotel porch*** overlooking Locarno as it bends around Lake Maggiore. Yesterday, we flew into Zurich at around noon and drove to our first destination, Lucerne. It was a great introduction to Switzerland, and Europe! I have never been before and I am thrilled and grateful to be traveling with my partner in crime and to be meeting up with my parents in Paris in a few days.
Our hotel, Hotel Rebstock, was perfectly tucked away on a side street only steps away from the main bustle of downtown. We dropped our things and immediately took a well needed nap. I feel myself getting older since I can’t bounce back from jet lag as well as I used to. After our R&R, we explored the city and ended at a castle! Who doesn’t love European castles. That evening we ate at Grottino 1313 and had an amazing asparagus-themed tasting menu. Things I learned: I didn’t realize how long Europeans take to eat, we were there for about 2.5 hours, I didn’t realize asparagus could be served in so many amazing ways…including in our desert!
*** hotel porch view