Of all the 3 years of living here, I realized I never really made a proper post on the place I lived in… Huh… Funny Well, I’m really lazy, and it takes me time to upload the photos, because a lot of the original photos I take from my camera are too big to big uploaded, so I have to resize the image which takes a lot of time =_=”
ANYWAYS, so of all the 3 years I’ve missed of blogging this beautiful place, I will start with the photos from 3 years ago, when I first arrived…
When I first arrived here, it was during the winter, so the winter of 2009, this was the view from our backyard
The snow here is quite peculiar. When we tried to make snowmen, while rolling the snow, the snow rolled up like a paper poster!!! It was really crispy, and it came out as a cylinder…
And we could stand on them~ ^_^d That’s me, like 3 years ago, and when I look at it, I looked so small!!!!
This is another photo taken that same day, but the sky was much prettier
We often go skiing at a little ski place near in Vevey called “Les Paccots” where we do all our skiing.
Further down the community where we were, there is a little square in Vevey called “La Place du Marché” which every Saturday morning there is a market that goes until the afternoon where they basically sell… well, market food
This is the view from our house during the summer.
Down in Vevey, there is the alimentarium (A food museum) that is a museum on food! xD And they put a giant fork in the lake as their kind of icon
Across Lac Leman from Switzerland, you can see Evian in France. It takes about an hour and a half boat trip to go across to France, but some people have actually SWIMED ACROSS.
Boats docked in Vevey
View from the alimentarium
This is the view from the other side of the lake from France looking out to Switzerland. It’s kind of funny, because the people in Switzerland are so used to a certain view from Switzerland, we never really think about what the other side looks like because all our lives we’ve seen the same thing every day, but it looks totally different from the other side.
The lake looks AMAZING, from the highway, it’s hard not to keep your eyes off of it, even though… It is the highway :P This is the view you can see from the highway.
Last summer, there were some really pretty trees growing in Vevey. I don’t know what kind of trees they are, they’re not cherry blossoms thats for sure
Towards the East, there is Montreux, which is 15 minute drive from Vevey. It’s another city, but it sure doesn’t feel like it. Cities here are really close, and I don’t even treat them like different cities. Here’s the view of Lac Leman from Montreux
Last Summer, I was with some friends and we sat on the rocks by the lake lol, sorry I had to blur the faces, cos I don’t know if my friend would want her face here to the public.
You can see France across the water
My friend and I~ (I’m the one in purple)
Kayakers. I went kayaking with my friends last summer too. It was really early in the morning, and the lake was freezing, but I had so much fun, I jumped in the freezing water, but it was surprisingly warm! And then all my friends followed in, and we stayed in the water all that morning.
Another friend, and I ^_^d
LOL, I watched a lot of “AIR” the anime that Summer. :P
You can see Valais, another canton of Switzerland on the East.
Charlie Chaplin is very big in Switzerland because he lived here, even though he’s American. He’s really famous and Switzerland has a big obsession about him here.
There are hot springs up in Lavey les Bains
Every year, we take a hike up to Mount Pelerin, which I’m really looking forward to this year There are mountains EVERYWHERE, and hiking trails aren’t hard to find.
Switzerland is known for it’s milk and their cows. You can find cows everywhere especially when you hike. A lot of people keep sheep in their backyards and you see a lot of them when you drive around. We suspect it’s for grazing and their alternatives to cutting their grass? Well, sheep are found in a lot of gardens and back yards, and neighbours around the community keep temporary sheep in the back.
The view of houses from Mount Pelerin. Vevey is a little village. We basically live in a village in other words.
Lausanne is another city towards the West of Switzerland, a bit closer to the capital, Bern. Lausanne isn’t nearly as pretty. It’s downtown and all just a city. You can still go to the lake from Lausanne, but it takes quite a while compared to Vevey, because Vevey is all about the lake. But if you want more shops and shopping, Lausanne is definitely the place to be.
Anyways, this is most of Vevey in Switzerland for you during the 3 years I’ve been here. Hope you found Switzerland a really beautiful place, because I sure did and I never get tired of it ^_^d
Thanks for readinggg~~~