The Explor(er)

by Wiwid Howat


“It is the most beautiful city that we have ever seen,” wrote Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in a letter to his friend Charlotte Von Stein during his stay in Bern in 1779. Today the Swiss capital still enchants its visitors with its charm and diverse attractions and events.

Bern succeeded to amaze me with its beauty, making me regret only staying for a very short time, so I promised myself to come back (but definitely not in the winter again! hehehe). This city is relatively small compared to other cities in Switzerland like Zurich or Geneva and that is the good thing about it, you can wonder around the city easily because most of the tourist attractions are close to each other.

The Clock Tower or Zytglogge was one of the most amazing things that I've ever seen. This ancient clock was extraordinary and would definitely catch your eyes instantly. This city is also famous as being the city of fountains and you will find lots of amazing fountains spread out all over the city.

One of the reasons Sam and I visited Europe is because of the churches. You wouldn't find better churches in the world than in Europe. Make sure to visit The Cathedral of Bern (Das Berner Münster) which is Switzerland's largest ecclesiastical building. Construction started in 1421 and continued under a series of different builders for generations.

Winter can be little bit challenging for our skin, especially mine which can be very dry, so make sure you bring lotion for your body, as well as lip balm and a compact powder for your face. I used Wardah to help refresh my face after sightseeing the whole day.