{honeymooning @ switzerland part ii}

We crossed the border to Italy yet again to spend an afternoon in Lake Maggiore (2nd largest lake in Italy with 3 islands that are known as the Borromean Islands). 

We decided against an excursion and had sandwich lunch by the Lake. Enjoying the Mediterranean climate, we chatted about everything under the sun not realising how fast time flew.

We went to stay a night at Tasch, a village located at the suburb of Zermatt. The best part of the inn we stayed in - it was a traditional swiss house with pretty flowers lining our balcony ....

... and it faced the alps! G thought our room AND the inn was out of the world.
The next day, we reluctantly packed our bags (cos we were leaving Tasch!) and made our way up the mountains via Zermatt ...

... to the Gornergrat that is surrounded by 29 peaks rising above 4000m and by Switz's greatest mountain and second longest glacier in the Alps.

What better way to enjoy the cold, crisp air and the view than to have a cup of hot chocolate while at it.