On an afternoon in midsummer;                                                                                                                    two souls, in love, reached a crossroad.

A Coffee cup and a story in Gletsch, Switzerland, Travel Realizations

A Crossroad!

A beautiful hamlet in Switzerland. It is surrounded by cocoon quite mountains and a turquoise blue stream. #Travel #wanderer Click To Tweet

A crossroad in Gletsch, Switzerland

A crossroad in Gletsch, Switzerland. And at that point of time, they didn’t choose any route, but that very intersection, which was surrounded by cocoon quite mountains, 

A Coffee cup and a story in Gletsch, Switzerland, Travel Realizations

Mountain road to Gletsch.

A Coffee cup and a story in Gletsch, Switzerland, Travel Realizations

and a turquoise-blue stream.

A Coffee cup and a story in Gletsch, Switzerland, Travel Realizations

Sweet sounds echoed from the rivulet, reminiscent of small silver bells singing in unison. It reminds me of the rhyme,

“Row, row, row your boat; Gently down the stream; Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily; Life is but a dream.”

A Coffee cup and a story in Gletsch, Switzerland, Travel Realizations

In front of a stream

Gletsch in Switzerland

Needless to say that I was one among the two souls. Another one was Siddhartha. We were celebrating our 5th marriage anniversary and we ended up in a crossroad from which we didn’t want to go anywhere. We just took a few steps and met a beautiful green hamlet named Gletsch.

Travel tip: If you plan to visit and stay in Interlaken during summer then don’t miss visiting Gletsch. You can take a train from Interlaken Ost to Meiringen and then a bus to reach Gletsch. The scenic bus route left me speechless. 

A Coffee cup and a story in Gletsch, Switzerland, Travel Realizations

Gletsch, Switzerland

A Coffee cup and a story

While exploring the romantic place, we found a small, cozy coffee shop. But we choose the table outside the shop overlooking the mountains. After waiting for a few minutes, we received a cup of steaming hot coffee –  black as night and sweet as sin. 

I was lost amidst the nature, coffee, solitude, soul mate and the awe-inspiring majesty of the mountains. It was a chance to empty my mind and I did.

A Coffee cup and a story in Gletsch, Switzerland, Travel Realizations

A coffee cup and a story in Gletsch, Switzerland.

I set myself free. I was not eager to choose where to go from that crossroad. I didn’t have the burden of choice. I was content. I was bonded to that moment, to that place, to that crossroad then and forever.

A Coffee cup and a story in Gletsch, Switzerland, Travel Realizations

Myself getting lost amidst nature

Beautiful vistas all around

With our every step we were stunned by the vistas all around. It was like a musical sonata. We were enjoying each moment.

A Coffee cup and a story in Gletsch, Switzerland, Travel Realizations

Myself enjoying nature at Gletsch

Far and wide we saw endless miles of greens and mountains. The interesting part is, the beautiful landscape stimulates a mind yet stillness and peace prevails.

A Coffee cup and a story in Gletsch, Switzerland, Travel Realizations

Myself enjoying nature at Gletsch

We were not seeking anything. Our mind was empty (a rare phenomenon in today’s world). We bid adieu to the crossroad, the cozy coffee shop and the beautiful stream. We boarded a bus from the bus stop in front of the famous hotel Glacier Du Rhone.

A Coffee cup and a story in Gletsch, Switzerland, Travel Realizations

In front of the hotel Glacier du Rhone

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So that was the coffee cup and my story. A story of a crossroad which stimulates one to remain content without making a choice. The unique one; The rare one; Perhaps a dreamy one!!!        

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Chirasree Banerjee

Hello. My name is Chirasree. I have been traveling for almost 11 years to places all over the world. I enter into a separate reality during my travels and enjoy the allure of escape from the mundane. I seek beauty through nature and human-made creations. Because beauty is powerful. I seek knowledge. I observe, absorb, and write about the places I visit and the profound realizations and inspirations that each place has to offer.