Swiss Alps

Travel Stories – A dream coming true

It started with a calendar my father bought in for the new years. It had a picture of a place, where everything was covered in snow, then there was a train station. I asked him, where is this? He showed me at the bottom right corner of the picture, a little line says, “Switzerland”.

I felt sad from within after knowing that. Being born in a Lower Middle class family in India, I knew, at that age, that I might never be able to visit such a place.  But, I kept on dreaming and kept looking at that photo. After an year, the calendar was gone from my room, but I still remember that image after all these years.


The last photo was taken at Kleine Scheidegg station,which is 2,061 m above the sea level. From here you have to change trains to go to Jungfrau, The Top of Europe. This station was the same station which was in that calendar, just without the snow. I never planned to come here, but when I saw it, I knew I came to the right place.