The sun is out and it’s time to explore a new city. Views like this still take my breath away, both in a literal and figurative sense. Fresh off Africa, Switzerland is still a reverse culture shock at this point. With everything being so efficient, punctual, clean and safe. Not mincing my words, anywhere in Africa just isn’t any of those things. If there was a category superior of a first world country, Switzerland would be there, ahead of schedule at that. Being here makes me realize that I take so many things for granted. From the little things like pothole-less roads to being able to drink water straight from the tap and walking on the streets without being harassed. I’ll be real, after seeing the animals in the Serengeti though, I thought I’d be one of those people who become difficult to impress.
‘Yeah I’ve seen that before’
‘Safari’ is journey in Swahili.
Africa has definitely been a heck of a journey. From doing research for the Best Safari in Africa, to saying ‘No’ a million times to street touts and shoeless children with outstretched arms and open palms. Africa will give you more than you bargain for, and leave you in limbo between constant awe and downright desperation. However, I still wouldn’t change a thing about my African overland experience.
Hi friends! It’s Saturday again! Also slightly ridiculous that we celebrated the start of 2017 almost exactly 6 months ago and it is June. Third of June to be exact (apparently I say third just like a Singaporean which sounds more like turd of June – you just sounded out that in your headed didn’t you, lol) Being in Switzerland is a world of difference compared to the continent of Africa. Like chalk and cheese really (mm, swiss cheese!)
It’s been an insanely hectic week over here all up in the life of Koalatravelstheworld. If you’ve seen this site go through multiple changes, from my header picture, to Pinterest tags, to my Travel Inspiration bar below – Don’t Worry! – I’m still the same crazy person that does not know where she’s headed to next.
On top of that, I’ve officially exited the continent of Africa and am in Europe. Zurich, Switzerland to be exact. Yes I am also fully aware of the 25CHF McDonald’s and 100CHF train tickets that seem to be the norm here. And why backpackers turn into beg-packers here and quickly hightail it out of the country in the shortest possible time.
So why am I here? Because I am crazy? Yes that is somewhat of a known fact too.
Because I am reuniting with my mountain friends from the Cordillera Huayhuash adventure, which was and still is the one thing I am proudest of in my travels.