Switzerland is a beautiful country. The Alps are breathtaking, not just because of their beauty, but also because of their immense size. The countryside is beautiful, and flowers grow along the road. There are 4 official languages, demonstrating the cultural variety of the country. There is lots of water in the form of lakes, rivers, and streams that keep the country green and beautiful.
You know you’re a South-Westerner when you look at a riverbed and wonder if it’s full of water or sand.
Back in the day traveling anywhere was a big deal. It took hours at the least, and some trips lasted for years. I’m so glad I live now, when I can go from Geneva, Switzerland to Atlanta, Georgia in less than 12 hours. We got back to the states this past Friday, and what a whirlwind it was! The time zone changed on us 6 hours, we changed our surroundings totally, and blessed English is being spoken everywhere. I never thought I would be this excited to come back to the states, but I am.
You know you’ve been in Europe too long when you want to say “genau” every 3rd sentence, when you see signs in English and think they look funny, when you read the name of the sports building on campus and say “goom-nah-zee-oom” like the Germans pronounce it. Yes, it will definitely take a little adjusting now that I’m back. But I’m ready for the challenge.
It was a long-short summer, and I’m not sure I’m ready for it to be over.
Wow. It has been a long time since my last post. And I have a very good reason for that. You see, I am currently blogging from my kindle (I love my kindle). Why? because I am currently in Italy on the last leg of a European mission trip. I’ve been to Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, and now Italy. I am now a world traveller! Great, you say. Good for you. But was there no internet in any of these places?? Well…the truth is that I couldn’t figure out how to login to my account until just now…