Dear Schweiz/Schwyz/Suisse/Svizzera/Svizra/Confoederatio Helvetica,
So many names, because so many have fallen in love with you.
It turns out that even we are not immune to your charms. And here it is, our anniversary with you — we’ve been living on your soil for one year now. And what a year it has been!
First we got to know your big city pretty well…
And later we branched out to see some of your other urban areas.
…or in summer.
…discovering your storybook villages…
…as well as some of your wacky traditions.
This year we ate, and ate, and ate……until you made us kind of fat.
But we wouldn’t stay mad at you for that…especially since you lured some of our family members to come and visit us.
And let’s not forget that we were able to use you as a jumping-off point for some pretty excellent adventures outside your borders.
And all throughout this year, we were so enthralled that we couldn’t help but share all of this beauty with others.
So happy one year anniversary, Switzerland, and here’s to at least one more.
It’s been wunderschön, magnifique, fantastico, and…sorry, but we still don’t speak any Romansch.
Love, Kristen and Stelian