Monday, 23 September 2013

A Girls Weekend in Lugano

In the middle of July I had a girl`s weekend in Lugano with Riikka, Hannah and Linda. The girls stocked up on food and drink and then we set off. We decided to go via the Gottard Pass which is 2106m above sea level, to avoid any queues in the tunnel. When we got to the top we stopped for 10mins and it was certainly chilly up there!

The flat which belongs to Riikka`s husbands family is just outside Lugano, once we arrived and unloaded the car, settled into the flat, we had a drink or two! In the evening we had dinner in the flat and enjoyed ourselves until late into the night.

The next day after breakfast we headed off to the lake for an afternoon of sun-bathing, swimming and reading. We got a few more supplies and then went back to the flat and got ready for an evening in Lugano. We had a really lovely meal and then sat in an outside bar drinking lethal moijtos for the rest of the evening, enjoying the lovely view of the lake and hills.

The next day, we packed up and before we left to return to Zurich we headed to Monte Brè which is 933m above seal level. We drove nearly to the top and we stopped for awhile to enjoy the amazing view it afforded us, then it was time to head back to Zurich.

We went this time through the San Bernadino Pass which is just a little lower than the Gotthard Pass at 2066m. We stopped at the Kiosk and had our sandwiches and drinks while enjoying another great view.

It was a really great weekend and it was also great to spend time with the girls, and look forward to next year. We got to see lots of beautiful places all over Switzerland and amazing views too!


  1. That seems really fun. Going out with your girlfriends is the most amazing thing could happen to your life. Everything will just be having fun and getting drunk; a total escape from stress and stress. I enjoyed scrolling down your photos, and that photo of you and your friends with the guy, I assume is your friend's husband.. made him look like a silhouette, it's nice though. :)

    1. Hi Rachel, thanks for the comment! Yes going away with friends is really a great time for fun and laugher! Which we did a lot! The funny thing about that guy in the photo, he was a stranger and decided he wanted his photo taken with us. But it is funny about how you can see right through him!