A magnificent white Swiss shepherd named Rasta has been offering virtual tours of Switzerland on his Instagram account. Rasta explores fields, lakes, waterfalls, and mountains with his owner, Sylvia Michel. Rasta’s virtual tours have become very popular since most of the world is experiencing strict lockdown orders, and most of us can’t travel right now.
Every day, Rasta and Sylvia visit a new place in Switzerland. Sylvia said her Swiss shepherd loves eating snow and flowers and loves to swim in lakes. Sylvia is a professional photographer and has been photographing Switzerland and her dog since 2014.
Rasta’s Instagram account was popular before worldwide lockdown measures, but now, the Swiss shepherd’s Instagram offers us all an escape from the confines of our homes and neighborhoods. Sylvia and Rasta provide beautiful, virtual escapes throughout the Bernese Oberland scenery of Switzerland.
Slyvia admits Rasta is a wonderful gift. The Swiss photographer feels lucky to be traveling with her best friend and pet. Sylvia recognizes there are many people not as fortunate as she and Rasta are, so she is happy to make virtual tours for people to view.
Rasta’s daily schedule hasn’t been altered much since the lockdown, but Sylvia has found the orders to be challenging due to a loss of paid work. The videos Sylvia takes of her and Rasta’s adventures help the Swiss photographer stay positive.
While Sylvia’s photographs and videos are certainly inspiring on their own, the photographer admits her Swiss shepherd dog goes right to people’s hearts. Sylvia said Rasta is her favorite subject to photograph, and she commented that there is nothing more authentic than dogs.
Sylvia hopes her photographs and videos of Switzerland with Rasta makes people smile and laugh. You can watch a beautiful, virtual tour of Switzerland with Rasta in this video below:
Credits: I AM KING RASTA Instagram