March 2008, July-August 2011
Mountains like no other.
Switzerland is THE world's mountain kingdom. Stunning mountains adorned by the greenest grass are peppered with the cutest villages. It's an alpine paradise.
Unfortunately, it's also one of the world's most expensive countries. I visited first one winter to go snowboarding, then again in the summer to go hiking. Camping and hitchhiking are the way to go, unless you are a millionaire. Any traveller who reaches the Swiss Alps won't be disappointed.