Heading to Switzerland and the resort town Lausanne is in your itinerary? Then you’re in luck!
Save yourself the hassle of googling the top tips when visiting this resort town and dive into the personally-curated traveling tips from a local who calls this city home, our SweetEscape photographer in Lausanne, Fedi. Here are 5 reasons why you should visit at least once in your life!
Expect nothing less than picturesque landscapes with different kind of views when in Lausanne. Built on tree hills and surrounded by the UNESCO-heritage vineyards of Lavaux, Lausanne is also nestled nicely with Lake Geneva at its feet. Combined this with the attractive old town where cafes and boutiques dotted along its small alleyways, you’ll experience a quaint medieval city center in the very instant.
Lausanne is the second-largest city on Lake Geneva in Europe, so it is needless to say that water activities and views is an everyday’s treat. On top of your visual enjoyment, take pleasure to a new height by swimming, stand-up paddling or sailing on a boat to your heart’s content.
Lausanne is structured in such a unique way that it’s nicknamed San Francisco of Switzerland. All thanks to the ups and down of its cityscapes, it’s actually possible for you to enjoy the exceptional views from any point of the region.
People visit Switzerland for one main reason: the nature. But to truly experience the most heavenly and blissful natural attractions, Lausanne is the perfect answer. It is the beautiful marriage of urban convenience, such as shopping centers, bars, cafes and more, and an easy access to many different parks, green spaces and forest. It is simply to wonderful to enjoy. Hike, walk, shop, relax and then continue to whatever outdoor excursion you may have, including skiing in the winter!
If you love food, this is one of the best place in Switzerland where you can eat delicious meals with local and traditional produces. Visit the chocolate factory and learn how to make chocolate the swiss way, discover swiss wine and wine taste during Montreux or Cully Jazz Festival. The options is simply endless!
The best way to experience a city is to explore it like a local, not a tourist. Be sure that you don't miss out on the places in Lausanne that only the locals know.
It's one of the most beautiful terraces in Lausanne, it opens out onto a park where the children can stretch their legs and provides an unparalleled view of the Alps. This spot is a meeting point for families, culture vultures, artists and also and especially foodies, with dishes that wonderfully combine the latest cuisine with local specialities. Simply put, it is the place to be.
Located on Baron Tavernier, Route de la Corniche 4, 1070 Chexbres, this is the spot to enjoy the best view ever while sipping an amazing fruit cocktail in one hand and delicious meals in the other.
The region in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland, in the district of Lavaux-Oron, just 15 minutes from Lausanne by train. Lavaux consists of 830 hectares of terraced vineyards that stretch for about 30 km along the south-facing northern shores of Lake Geneva. You can hike, walk, take photos and just enjoy the magical landscape. Our tip : Take a bike and ride from Paudex to Chexbres!
It’s just as good as it sounds, whether sweet or savoury is your pick. Departing from Montreux, the exceptional GoldenPass carriages carry their passengers to the mediaeval town of Gruyères and the Maison Cailler in Broc.
Filipinos are known for their long holiday celebration. Many traditions and new ways keep this season alive no matter which city or town you go. You won't run out of things to do (but your budget probably will!) when you celebrate the holidays in the Philippines through these activities:
It's this time of the year when massive pop-up year-end bazaar and sale events happen, so go ahead and take advantage of the markdown madness to complete your Christmas gift list.
How many masses have you attended so far? Get up early or spare an hour so you could attend the mass at night because as they say, completing the 9-day or -night series will make a wish come true.
As soon as the holiday season comes, many parks and tourist attractions open Christmas-themed shows that are perfect for all ages. These Instagram-worthy locations are usually free of charge, making them picturesque and cheery venues to gather with your friends and families.
It has been part of the Filipino tradition to gather in groups and sing either classic or remixed tunes as they go from one house to another. Just as long as you know the lyrics to the in-trend Christmas songs, you'll definitely get those coins, or if you're lucky, you'll receive bills from your kind neighbors!
Many Filipinos love merrymaking, so expect most of your December weekends, and sometimes, weekdays too, to blocked off with schedules of parties. It's also a time to meet the newborns or catch up with the relatives who you haven't spoken to for a long time. Make your reunion party more memorable and let SweetEscape photographers turn your moments into beautiful photographs. Special for this holiday season, get 50% OFF on your 2-hour photo shoot, anywhere in Manila.
The Filipino version of Secret Santa is a more exciting and interesting one because gift-giving is done in small batches. Whether the category's something big, something fluffy, something embarrassing, or something naughty, you'll surely go home with a smile on your face because your friend or officemate could surely find a gift to pull that category or theme off!
For some Filipinos, the holiday season means quality time, without the hassle of preparing feasts or organizing parties. Some simply prefer staying in or booking an accommodation where they could all relax and exchange thoughtful gifts after a hearty meal.
To some who've been looking forward to a unique kind of celebration for the holidays, setting off to another country is an option. School or office breaks give them a chance to explore new places, making their holidays a more memorable one.
In times like these, memories are meant to be saved. Especially if you've waited long enough for your family to be complete this holiday season, don't miss the chance to document those moments — let SweetEscape do it for you.
SweetEscape now offers a one-hour photo shoot that'll capture your best holiday moments in 1-2 spots. Your edited photos will be ready in 3 business days, just in time for sharing with everyone else around the world. Learn more about our one-hour photoshoot here: https://www.sweetescape.com/en/one-hour-photo-shoot