- Swiss Trains
It is overcast and we are on a fast train, the TGV Lyria to Basel. I got us a fantastic fare of 25 euros from Paris to Basel. We will arrive in Basel in three h Posted by beachbuddies in Two Little Suitcases | Jul 4, 2013
- Thinking of a Language That the Two of Us Can SpeakSo, when we arrive in Bern:
1. We are in time for lunch
2. We're hungry
3. We have an hour to kill before we can check into our hotel.
So we look for lunch. After dismissing a lot of restaurants, we see a Posted by Soseki in This is Not a Pipe | Jul 4, 2013
- Feel their Magic, Hear Their CallRose Garden: Breathtaking. 220 different kinds of roses. They weren't all in bloom, but enough of them were. There were dozens of colors, from the archetypical red that comes to mind when you think of “rose red” to whites and Posted by Soseki in This is Not a Pipe | Jul 4, 2013
- Switzerland ! So this is my second attempt at writing about Switzerland- been upset over my last copy getting deleted. -__-
I think I've got it figured out now though.
Anyways - I absolutely loved this place. I think it as the Posted by dmward22 in Wanderlust | Jul 3, 2013
- Bern, SwitzerlandAfter managing the stairs and walk to train station we boarded our train to Milan central ready for the connecting train to Bern. Along the way we saw some amazing views of the Italian Alps which slowly turned into the Posted by Nick-n-Charlie in Our Honeymoon World Tour | Jun 30, 2013
- Berne, SwitzerlandAs we walk Berne ('Berne' in Swiss-German, 'Bern' in English), my wife tells me, “You’re saying ‘wow’ way too much.” But it’s hard not to when walking through the Swiss capital.
Berne is a beauty, an ancient town with a youthful Posted by davidmutticlark in From Spuds to Spaghetti | Jun 22, 2013
- Taking the S7 train to Bolligen[float=left]My wife and I hop on the S7 train at the Berne Bahnofplatz and in seventeen minutes we disembark in the Swiss countryside, in the village of Bolligen.
Bolligen Posted by davidmutticlark in From Spuds to Spaghetti | Jun 24, 2013
- Dinner with Momo“Call me Momo,” our 30-something waiter said almost in a whisper, flashing a subtle smile of perfect white teeth. Momo is a handsome Egyptian whose name is Mohammed. When we walked onto the dining patio, he greeted Posted by davidmutticlark in From Spuds to Spaghetti | Jun 22, 2013
- Laid Back on Lake ThunI had reserved lake view rooms. I thought this may be the only time in our lives we would be able to visit Switzerland. I saw it as an opportunity to create a memory. Something Courney and Jake Posted by davidmutticlark in From Spuds to Spaghetti | Jun 21, 2013
- Uber Awesome in OberhofenOur boat pulled into Oberhofen at the dock next to the castle, a 500-year-old structure that extends a tower over the lake. It’s a hot day; I’m guessing in the upper 80’s as we roll our luggage behind us into Posted by davidmutticlark in From Spuds to Spaghetti | Jun 21, 2013
- From Lucerne to Lake ThunOur train pulled out from the Banhof-Platz as scheduled. No surprise. I’m getting used to Swiss efficiency, and I’m lovin’ it. We’re riding a portion of the Golden Pass, one of Switzerland’s scenic rail rides. The Golden Pass Posted by davidmutticlark in From Spuds to Spaghetti | Jun 20, 2013
- Leaving LucerneWe left Lucerne on Wednesday morning. I hated to say goodbye. They say that Luzern was founded at this spot—where the Reuss River flows out of Lake Lucerne—because an angel shined a heavenly spotlight on the site— “Luzern” Posted by davidmutticlark in From Spuds to Spaghetti | Jun 20, 2013
- Hot days in LucerneLucerne (English) or Luzern (German) is gorgeous in any language. The city is located on the western shore of Lake Lucerne where the Reuss (pronounced ‘royce’) River flows out of the lake.
If you arrive by train or boat, Posted by davidmutticlark in From Spuds to Spaghetti | Jun 18, 2013
- The Wilhelm Tell ExpressThey advertise it as one of the world’s most beautiful journeys, and I think they may be right. The trip from Lugano to Luzern wows you. You travel by train and boat from the Swiss Med—Ticino—to elegant Lucerne, Posted by davidmutticlark in From Spuds to Spaghetti | Jun 18, 2013
- From Vernazza to LuganoAfter spending three days in Vernazza, Italy, one of the five villages of the Cinque Terre, we took the train to Lugano, Switzerland. And the contrast between the two places seemed glaring.
Vernazza is small, intimate, friendly and Posted by davidmutticlark in From Spuds to Spaghetti | Jun 17, 2013
- Berne, Baby, Berne!Sorry I haven't posted in a while, but there hasn't been a ton to report. Most of my days here are spent reading, going for walks and runs, and doing little jobs in our neighbourhood of Oerlikon. In the evenings, Posted by EmmaJLee in Beyond Swedish Worlds | Jun 12, 2013
- Zurich, SwitzerlandMonaco is such a small country it is basically considered France but it is also independent. Due to its small size and location it does not have an airport but it does have a heliport or depends on the airport Posted by mromeiro96 in My Dream Trip Around The World | Jun 9, 2013
- Point A to Point ZHello again!
You may have noticed some changes to the blog. Though I have left my "Swedish Worlds" behind, I have decided to keep writing. My life is so exciting, you know, I would hate to deprive you of its post-Scandinavian Posted by EmmaJLee in Beyond Swedish Worlds | May 29, 2013
An early start as we were off to a morning in a country village in Ey. We were met by horse and buggy and trotted along the country lanes to arrive at a cottage built in 1635 where cheese Posted by SteveandNet in European Grandeur | May 15, 2013
- Innsbruck to Lichtenstein to Lucerne
Had a couple of hours to ourselves in Innsbruck! Another perfect, sunny, blue sky day. Managed to get to a post office! Yay. Offloaded a ton of quality souvenirs for a bargain postage cost! ;-)
Stephen then bought a quality Posted by SteveandNet in European Grandeur | May 15, 2013
- Planes & Trains Today we left not so sunny and warm Norway for our long travelling day from Norway through Germany and into Switzerland. Firstly we caught the 7:00 am flight from Bergen to Oslo arriving at 7:50 am to catch the connecting Posted by gary_mac in Gary and Marg | May 14, 2013
- I FOUND MY PHOTOS FROM SWITZERLAND!!!Backstory: In 2005 I went to Switzerland before coming back to the states for Christmas. I was daft and never backed up my photos. Then in 2006 when I moved to Germany and managed to get a virus Posted by atpoorman in Citizen of the World | Apr 12, 2013
- Swiss VacationLucerne is a really pretty town on the lake, but unfortunately I arrived on Saturday after all of the shops had closed and nothing opens on Sunday. I had hoped to take a cog-wheeled train up to the top Posted by Eyakiwchuk in This Is Actually Happening...For Real! | Apr 10, 2013
- GenevaSo we have spent the last few days in Geneva to visit one of Michaels oldest friends from Edmonton. We flew in on Friday night from Portugal where, as Michael described we spent two days in Porto and it Posted by Aoshry in The Big Trip | Apr 7, 2013
- Latest UpdateWell, when I last wrote we were hanging out in Lisbon and about to rent a car to visit around Portugal. We headed south along the coast and stayed in resort-type towns. Our hotels all had fantastic outdoor Posted by Eyakiwchuk in This Is Actually Happening...For Real! | Apr 6, 2013