Europe 2018 - Day 30/58, Liechtenstein & Switzerland!
I visited the 6th smallest country in the world! It's a country that is is doubly landlocked (surrounded by another country that is landlocked) between Austria on one side and Switzerland on the other. This visit was part of another day trip that I took which included a visit to Hiediland (Switzerland). The first thing that I did after visiting this place was to get a stamp on the passport of Liechtenstein at the tourist information center! Cheap thrills, haha! The capital city is called Vaduz and we stopped here for just 45 minutes!!! I was really disappointed as I wanted to spend more time wandering around the streets just taking in all the beauty. :( I was really excited that I got my country bracelet here because I dint get a Germany one at any souvenir store.
We began our day trip by visiting two places in Switzerland actually. The first was Rapperswil, a quaint Swiss village with medieval castles. The view of the Lake Zurich was amazing from high up the castle. This was also a lunch halt. I was super hungry and wondered what affordable vegetarian food I would get here. I found an Italian restaurant (Ristorante Pizzeria De Medici) where vegetarian spaghetti was available! woo hoo. I packed that to go. It was so so yummy. With my stomach full, I could now enjoy the rest of the tour.
The next stop was Heidiland, named after the book Heidi, which is one of the most popular pieces of literature in Switzerland - I did not know about this until I visited that place. I only know about Tinkle comics, Archie, The Three Investigators, etc cus I grew up reading those books! Well, the views of this little village was stunning. Nested in the Swiss Alps with greenery all around, this place was quite idyllic. There were farm animals and needless to say, I petted a bunch of goats and cows! hehe.
Overall this tour was slightly better than the previous one. Just wished we could spend more time in Liechtenstein and perhaps in another city apart from the capital!
Have you been to Liechtenstein? Do you know which are the top two smallest countries in the world?