- Auf WiedersehenMore mountain views, more hiking, more flowers and a few more cows. That was our last day in Mürren. Our hike took us through pastures of alpine flowers, cows grazing, amazing views and past a working farm where Posted by beachbuddies in Two Little Suitcases | Jul 8, 2013
- Can cows really fly in Switzerland?===1. Gėmütlick, a Swiss word meaning cozy, describes Mürren and the quaint apartment we are staying in.
[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/397920/4AB9000F2219AC681 Posted by beachbuddies in Two Little Suitcases | Jul 7, 2013
- I Like it in the City When Two Worlds CollideGeneva is the first city this trip that has felt like a city. I couldn't wander around Helsinki for half an hour without coming back to someplace I'd already been, Rome was just a giant museum disguised as a city, Posted by Soseki in This is Not a Pipe | Jul 7, 2013
- Jungfraujoch - Top of EuropeToday we went to Jungfraujoch, the Top of Europe, at 11 444 feet on a spectacularly clear and beautiful day. Jungfrau means young woman and the suffix joch means saddle. So we were not at the top of Posted by beachbuddies in Two Little Suitcases | Jul 6, 2013
- The Home of Toblerone "Help me. I'm poor."- Annie from Bridesmaids (and every newly graduated student who visits Switzerland)
After a 7 hour journey, including a quick sprint through a train station to catch our connecting train, we arrived in Interlaken, Switzer Posted by lsto90 in EUROnly Young Once | Jul 6, 2013
- Where the Rainfall Turns to SilverThere are a lot of cities where rain would be enough to ruin a day spent exploring it. Bern isn't one of them. Yes, the rain meant umbrellas and a harder time reading signs and menus. But for what I'd Posted by Soseki in This is Not a Pipe | Jul 6, 2013
- Lose Your Mind at the Ballet d'OrThe self-guided architectural tour ended in the rose gardens. My sister and I noticed some activity by the fountains. Activity of the people in costume and other people setting up equipment kind. When we started watching, there was one woman Posted by Soseki in This is Not a Pipe | Jul 5, 2013
- Schilthorn - Piz GloriaWords cannot describe how perfect our day was in Murrën. So I won't try. The pictures just don't capture what we saw or the awe we felt. It was a clear day so we took two cable Posted by beachbuddies in Two Little Suitcases | Jul 5, 2013
- Last day of schoolMostly the kids are happy but I suspect that Mia is very sad today.... she feels lonely and like she has no friends. Posted by JaMiKaChu in Summers here and the time is right for… | Jul 5, 2013
- 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