Due to some (unfortunate) unforeseen circumstances, we did not make it to Italy, yesterday. My trip to Italy has been temporarily postponed until further notice, but it definitely is part of my plans...
One of the best things about Switzerland is the fact that it is so small and because it is located in central Europe, it is incredibly close to so many other countries. While figuring out our next plan of action, we spent the afternoon on top of the majestic Säntis.
As we took the cable car up to the top of the highest mountain of North Eastern Switzerland, we entered the tundra biome (which was fascinating as it was the first time I experienced this type of environment.) Needless to say, I was absolutely blown away.
Being 2 500 meters above sea level was both terrifying and exhilarating at the same time. Although there was a lot of Sun, it was still icy cold, and because it was raining in Thurgau, clouds were covering the mountain ranges in abundance. The thin air made it difficult to breath, resulting in most of us being constantly out of breath (especially those walking along the sides of the mountain.) It was both a therapeutic and humbling experience, it was majestic in its own right - the perfect place to clear your head.
I can`t even explain to you what it looks like from the top. The pictures speak for themselves.