Having seen what Strasbourg had to offer, it was time to get back on the road for our next stop to Lausanne, Switzerland. Lausanne is an enchanting city perched on Lake Geneva and is home to a large student population. For most of the 329km journey to Lausanne, the magnificent scenery alone kept us entertained. With the sound of cow bells echoing through the air, the bright coloured fields complimented by the snow-capped mountains and the bright blue sky in the background, it was quite literally as if we were staring at an oil painting.
We found the perfect place to park up overnight, metres away from the Lake, choosing to celebrate our arrival by watching the sunset over the lake and mountains. This was followed by a nutritious meal prepared in the van. Inspired by the lake, we opted for salmon (caught with our bare hands from Lake Geneva … only joking), with veggies and rice.
We awoke early the next morning and took in the peaceful ambience of the lake, followed by a HIIT workout and wind-down yoga.
Later that day we decided to move on and explore the Lake further with a visit to the picturesque Montreux. Our first stop was Chillon Castle, a romantic island castle and the most visited monument in Switzerland. Its beautiful architecture is located along the shore, with the backdrop of the snow-capped mountains. If we didn’t get think the scenery could get any better, it just did!
We decided to take a stroll through a typical Swiss village. The village of Veytaux is just as I imagined a Swiss village to be, with colourful shutters and old narrow streets. What I wasn’t expecting were the amazing views that most of the residents were lucky enough to enjoy from their vineyard back gardens.
We rounded off a spectacular day by enjoying a fresh baguette and a relaxing glass of Vin Blanc …only one of course ;)
Did you know...? Bee Pollen Muesli:
Did you know that Muesli was invented in Switzerland in 1900 by Swiss health Practitioner Maximilian Bircher-Benner?
He believed that a diet full of cereals, fruits and vegetables was better for humans than a heavy meat-based diet. From this the original birch-muesli came to fruition, with a mix of rolled oats, fruit, nuts, lemon juice and condensed milk.
Since then, Bircher Muesli has been adapted with many different toppings of choice.
In dedication to being in Switzerland, we are enjoying a delicious bowl inspired by the founder.
Recipe (Serves 2):
Combine 2 cups of rolled oats, 1 cup of milk of choice, 2 cups of plain yoghurt and 3 tbsp of lemon juice.
Refrigerate over night.
Top with apples, blueberries, raisins, nuts, drizzled honey and our delicious Organic Spanish Bee Pollen.
Next stop - the South of France!