I am the worst when it comes to keeping a travel journal. Every time I go somewhere new, I make an honest effort to document it for future reference or to aid the nostalgia that I expect to roll in right around the month of February when I find myself holed up in my room for an entire month. I plan ahead. I buy the notebook. I even write down everything that's happening for the first few days or so! But you know how it goes... everyday the entries get a little shorter and a little shorter until you're suddenly back home and realize you have all of three pages filled in. Or better yet, you left the entire thing in a random cafe across the Atlantic and have absolutely no way of getting it back. Thankfully for our forgetful generation (or is it just me?), we have social media and camera phones to do all the work for us. While I have a few valiant efforts on the dairy front, I imagine that when I'm old and in the mood to reflect, I will look to my iPhoto library and Twitter archives (which by that time will be completely out of date) for a trip down memory lane.
With that in mind, I wanted to share a few snapshots of last summer's trip to Switzerland. The photos above were all taken in Lugano, Switzerland: a breathtaking lake town with beautiful gardens dividing the town region from the water. On one end of the strip there were a bunch of low hanging trees dangling above the water that people were using as makeshift diving boards and swings to jump into the water. It was a ridiculously hot (August in Switzerland... whew!) day and I'd been sitting on a train for much longer than I would have liked so I took the opportunity and jumped in with them! Obviously these photos were taken pre-reckless ruining of outfit, but thankfully American Apparel bandeaus are practically made for this sort of activity (useful- considering those girls in the AA ads, who knows what kind of shenanigans they might get into that requires immediate removal of clothes).
Random assortment of tweets from the trip: