Hey there! Thank you thank you so much for such a thoughtful response. Very kind. I’ve bookmarked both youtubers you mentioned as well as your own website.
Have you done the camper van thing in Switzerland before? If not I think you’ll find it to be pretty outstanding. Just in case you haven’t done it yet, I’d like to give you some thoughts of mine, since you were so generous with yours.
The forum won’t let me add links since I’m a new user so I’ll be a little creative.
I found the campsites to be very clean and Covid-safe. The campsites managed by TCS www . tcs . ch /fr/ camping-voyages/camping/ (the official Swiss touring club) are particularly well done, but we stayed at some cool private ones too, including these two:
www .camping-bucheli.ch/ – spectacular view! Make sure to take a hike around the lake, and catch a boat that tours Lake Lucerne, maybe stop somewhere for a fondue or visit the cool art museum that’s right at the port when you arrive in Lucerne.
www .camping -morteratsch .ch/ – this one had a spectacular mountain view, plus a dry sauna that you could book privately! plus you could order from a bakery menu the night before and have your favorite fresh baked bread waiting for you in the morning. again, like pretty much all places in Switzerland, seemingly well prepared for covid – with washing-up sinks separated by plexiglas, etc. Make sure to try the local wine, which you can get from the shop in the campsite. The wine of that region (le Grison in French, Graubunden in German) we found to be spectacular, inexpensive, and almost impossible to find outside the region. We’ve scoured Zurich and Geneva for wine from the region and have only found one bottle, and we haven’t tried it yet.
Although it’s Covid-problematic, Switzerland has lots of thermal baths, some of which are out of this world little recreation parks. Just google-map “thermalbad” (German) or “bains thermaux” (French) and you’ll see they’re all over. Check out the one in Locarno for a good example Some might be closed for Covid, or you may not want to go for safety reasons, but if you do go, you’ll enjoy them.
Other cool surprises for us were the Lotschenberg and Vereina Tunnels – both are a train ferry that takes cars through a tunnel through the mountains. It’s incredible; in general Swiss infrastructure engineering is incredible. The roads, even super remote ones, are in amazing condition.
Anyway, I really spouted there. Thanks again, and hope your camping-car trip in Switzerland is a wonderful as ours was.