Frohe Weihnachten from Switzerland

Christmas Morning

Week 47 of 52

After leaving the sunny coast of Italy, we hopped on our last Eurailpass train in Florence and headed north over the fantastic snow-covered Alps to Zurich, where Sarah welcomed us home. Here we are with our hanai (adopted) Swiss family before sitting down to our Christmas Day brunch. To Harrison’s left are Hallie, Amelia, Sarah, Sharene, Isabel, and Amelia’s husband, Phil.

You could call this the “BEFORE” photo: before we opened up presents and got a lot more silly and comfortable. Below, a couple of “AFTER” brunch photos!


We have been celebrating the holidays since we left Amsterdam at the end of November. The photos below show just a few of the incredible light displays we saw as we traveled through Frankfurt, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Venice, Rome, and Tuscany. Europe really knows how to show off its cities, big and small, during the holidays with sparkling lights and Christmas markets everywhere.


Holiday Collage


We sincerely hope your holidays have had bright lights with friends and family wherever you are celebrating these special days.

A hui hou and Merry Christmas, Buon Natale, Frohe Weihnachten, Veselé Vánoce,

Sharene and Harrison