My parents left me on May 1 and my adventure of backpacking officially started. I looked at a map of Europe and found a city and decided to go there and that is how I ended up in Bern, Switzerland. Bern is the capital of Switzerland and has a great walking promenade full of stores and restaurants. I did a little window shopping and even stopped in McDonalds to check out their menu. They have a hamburger royal here! I thought that was only in the movies!
I went the other way and ventured to the Rose Garden. The roses were not in bloom yet but the view was absolutely spectacular!
I have been staying at this great little hotel/hostel called Hotel Landhaus. It is a combo of a 6 person dorm separated into 3 private sections to provide some privacy and a hotel on the next few floors. Luckily, it is located across from the bear park which I have visited twice! I thought the bears were absolutely adorable and playful.
Living the hostel life means a towel is not always provided for the showers. I bought a PackTowl and used it while at this hostel and it is AMAZING. It folds into a very tiny little square and basically dries instantly. For anyone traveling or camping or even needing something quick for a beach day, I would say this is the way to go! I found mine on Amazon in a pretty little blue color.