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7th day of #KimGarethEurotrip

This was taken at the Swiss Alps while we were on the way to San Bernardino.

# – Quite chilly ah… maintain….

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Top and trousers and shoes from Bangkok. Scarf from don’t know where. Sunglasses from Bazzarro.

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We haven’t finished our trip but already I know that today would be the best day of the entire trip.

We woke up, finding ourselves in Switzerland. Had a pleasant breakfast of healthy muesli followed by unhealthy swiss cheese.

# – Healthy.

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# – Unhealthy.

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Made an instavideo….

# – Gareth on Switzerland.

Then, we made our way to San Bernardino Pass.

I thought the view from our hotel window was amazing. I was wrong. 

# – View from our room for reference.

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15 minutes into our journey to the Pass, I started tearing up. Yeap, real tears.  Okay, I actually sobbed like a baby.

I felt so lucky, so grateful, so happy, so amazed, so stupefied….all at the same time. 

# – Just a railway track by the lake.

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I have never in my life seen anything so beautiful. It all felt surreal, actually being there.

# -Just a part of the road we’re on.

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Everytime I thought we have seen the best, we would be assaulted again, in a nice way of course, by the sight of something even more epic.

# – Just a bridge to connect people from one mountain to another.

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Unbelievable! It was our slowest drive ever, not because of traffic jams but because we kept stopping. You know, to take it all in.

# – Just a lake at over 2000 metres above sea level at San Bernardino Pass.

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There were barely anyone, just a couple of handfuls of locals who were either hiking, cycling, biking or just lying in the grass while their dogs running round with frisbees in mouth. Made me miss my Charlie.

# – Obligatory I was there!!
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Then we had lunch of cured meat platter and carpaccio, washed down with coffee and hot cocoa. At the summit of San Bernardino Pass, at 2066 metres above sea level, overlooking a lake surrounded by the Swiss Alps.

# – Sorry, but our lunch pwns your lunch.
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And we the drove down San Bernardino Pass. Epic. I have no words.

# – Part of San Bernardino Pass.
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# – View from inside of our car.
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Really, pictures just can’t do justice to this place. I feel so fortunate to be able to experience this together with the love of my life, my husband.

# – Love you boobydoo ♡
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After the epic Swiss Alps, we drove to Lake Como, Italy. It is one of the most beautiful lakes in Europe.

# – Bellagio in the distance.
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We had a really nice dinner and then chilled out for a bit, watching people, taking in the lake and enjoyed some gelatos.

# – Parma ham with melons, lamb ravioli and seafood tube pasta.
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# – Nyamnyamnyamnyam.
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# – Happiness.
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Then we crossed Lake Como in a ferry to Milan!

# – The ferry.
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# –  On ferry in the dead of night. It was only 9pm.
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# – Night view of Bellagio, not the Vegas casino.
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We are in Milan now. Will stay here for a couple of days before our next destination.

Wow. What an epic day for us!

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