In this latest series, I will be going through all the countries I’ve travelled to on my mission to visit every single country in the world. In this article, we will be covering country #53: Liechtenstein. If you haven’t gotten a chance already, read this story first to find out why I’m trying to visit all 193 UN-recognized countries.
VIDEO – Country #53: Liechtenstein
Blog post on Liechtenstein
- Complete 1 day Liechtenstein, and 9 days Switzerland Spending Breakdown
- How to Cross from Switzerland to Liechtenstein (I barely made it!)
Challenges crossing over from Switzerland to Liechtenstein
It was a bit of a challenge crossing from Switzerland to Liechtenstein. I was at a train stop called Buchs SG in Switzerland trying to cross over to Schaan-Vaduz in Liechtenstein. However, the Swiss people in Buchs were not very friendly and were actually quite passive-aggressive. One bus driver even yelled at me for no reason whatsoever when I inquired for directions. Sigh…this always reminds me of why I am not a big fan of Switzerland.
Eventually, I found a bus that crosses over to Liechtenstein for 4.10 CHF.
Race against the clock to make it to my hostel
By the time I arrived in Schaan-Vaduz, I started making my way to the only hostel in this country. I pulled up the maps.me app and started fast walking towards the HI Hostel.
It was fun walking in the streets of Schaan-Vaduz. Before long, I arrived at my hostel.
Barely made it
I didn’t know it yet but I actually only had 1 minute left before the hostel check-in would close.
When I entered the hostel, the front desk staff was surprised to see one more guest checking in. He told me that they actually just closed the front desk and I’m lucky I arrived; otherwise, I wouldn’t have been able to get in.
He then tells me that I’d have to pay the next morning for my accommodation and showed me to my dorm room.
HI Hostel experience
The hostel is pretty neat. It looks like an old highschool or elementary school. The backpackers in the hostel were also really friendly and greeted me as soon as I entered the dorm.
The Swedish girl in the dorm laughed at me when she asked how long I was staying in Liechtenstein and I told her, just one night.
The breakfast the next day was also fabulous and I highly recommend this hostel to anyone travelling in this country.
After breakfast, I explored the surrounding areas a bit. There were flower fields right outside and beautiful mountains on the horizon. Before long, I made my way towards the train station to go back to Switzerland.
I was now headed towards Zurich where I would catch a flight to Spain as I continued my goal to visit all the tiny countries in Western Europe.
Liechtenstein is a really nice country. I loved my time there. It’s peaceful and the people are friendly. I would love to return one day. But I think next time, I would cross over from Austria which is another country I’d love to return to.