So, unfortunately, we are not soon going to the Netherlands, but luckily for us, there is plenty to do in Switzerland. Last weekend we drove with Sasha and Jess to Davos and stayed in a cozy apartment overlooking the mountains. Now it’s been a while since we’ve seen snow in real life. For me seeing snow on a picture is good enough, but not for Jeroen. So you can imagine, he was very happy when it started snowing on Saturday morning, and we could take a walk outside in the afternoon. Davos may not be one of those cozy Swiss villages you often see in movies with wooden chalets, but the view is beautiful.
Davos is located in canton Graubünden, and with an altitude of 1560 meters, it is the highest city in the Alps. Every year it is a bustling place during the World Economic Forum. This is where the CEOs of the world’s largest companies gather, as well as politicians and journalists. The slogan of the WEF: ‘Committed to improving the state of the world.’ In total, about 2,500 people come together to talk about how to improve the world. So that means that as a tourist you should not be here during this period.
Many residents of the village and restaurants rent out their apartments to the visitors of the congress. As we’ve heard, you can earn some nice pocket money by renting out your flat during the congress. During the winter, Davos is a popular place for many skiers and snowboarders. This weekend we only went out for a sunny walk, which for now I prefer better than going out skiing.