Switzerland and Liechtenstein: July 2017
Enjoyed the standard European breakfast of cold cuts and cheese at the airport, then discovered just how good Switzerland's train system is, and then promptly abandoned the trains after meeting up with Sam and Parveen at the airport a few hours later.
Loaded into our surprisingly decent rental SUV (Sam was surprised how big it was) and began the first of 800km/500 miles of driving this trip. Navigating out of Zurich was a bit of a challenge even with Google Maps, but soon we were well on our way to Liechtenstein. Quick stop at one of the nicest rest stops I'd ever seen and we were in Vaduz not long after.
Wasn't too much to see when we got there. Our early evening arrival meant a lot of things were already closed, the pleasant walk around the downtown was very quiet, and dinner at a nearby winery (Torkel) was perhaps the biggest crowd we saw our whole time in Liechtenstein. Even the schloss (castle) overlooking the city was rather understated. Probably best summed up by the hotel clerk at Sam and Parveen's hotel when she found out where we'd gone that evening: "why would you want to go to Liechtenstein?"