{honeymoo-ing @ switzerland part i}

i personally feel that honeymoons are overrated. it has to be perrfect, the most romantic time of your lives, the most sexiest moments of your life in the most perfect location, ya-da ya-da.

but we are all real people and for g & me,  we are getting to know each other all over again in this latest phase of our lives, as husband and wife. we have our own quirks and irritate the hell out of each other especially in the mornings when we have to get ready, pack and move on with the day.

the honeymoon was an excuse for us both to have a nice holiday one which both of us have been deprived of, for the past year or so. even longer for me since i left my previous employment and i had to work harder than i ever did.

so! we got back a few days ago from our 10-day honeymoon to scenic switzerland. it wasn't our first choice as we had trouble getting flight back from frankfurt (if we had done the eastern europe tour) & the tour to exotic morocco was full (!) but we're proud to say we covered almost the entire switzerland, touched a little italy and popped by liechtenstein.

one of our first stops in switzerland was ritzy st moritz. this town has breathtaking scenery and very lavish designer shops lining up quaint cobblestone streets. it was pretty cool at about 10 degrees celcius and i'd remember it specially cos we couldnt wait to explore it the moment we got off the coach letting our luggages sit outside our rooms once they got delivered.

g was pretty excited when he saw a 9-hole executive golf course with the stunning backdrop and i knew he secretly wished he could play there and then but we had to go back to a nice warm dinner waiting for us.

the next day we climbed aboard the bernina express. this route that starts @ chur/davos in switzerland brought us to the italian border town of tirano (where they sold delightful home-made ice-cream for 1 euro!)and was declared a world heritage site sometime last yr.

one of the many breath-taking sceneries. we spent that night in lugano - we were back to the 'italian part' of switz after a short lunch break in tirano, italy and beautiful lake como (one of italy's famous lakes 45km north of milan). once we were in lugano, it felt as though we never really left italy.

that night, we had a lovely dinner with great company (!). we had to take a boat to this grotto and it overlooks lugano @ night. the twinkling fairy lights & the sound of water also made the setting for this dinner really romantic.