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We need not have worried about the alarms as we both slept very poorly and were awake long before the first alarm was due to go off. Oh well – must be excitement!
We dressed and had a basic breakfast at the train station. The first part of the trip is from Geneva to Montreux (Deep Purple fans will know this town from Smoke on the …
... all our rubbish in, for which there was a charge of 90 cents...and instructed us to return for another one when that was full...yeah whatever! The site seems to be run very strictly, but I have to say it was quite a nice site. We settled down for the rest of the day and again sat in the sun! Very hot but cooled down really quickly once the sun had gone down...not used to that - its been so warm in the evenings in Italy. ...
... a quick stop for lunch we decided to head back to the hotel as the heat was a bit much for us. We were back there a couple of hours (of which I slept) before heading out and onto a tram to the volleyball stadium to watch Switzerland play Belgium in the 2013 women's European championships. It was a fun three games, the crowd was right into it. It has a very American theme to the entertainment/crowd ...
... could also save some money on restaurants. Switzerland is so bloody expensive especially after Portugal and Spain. An espresso, for example, that we could buy in Portugal for less than a Euro costs about four euros in Switzerland. Then you expect that. But we loved our time In Leysin. After Barcelona, the solitude of the mountains was wonderful.
After a few days in Leysin we caught a train to Bern. What a beautiful city! The Lonely Planet says it's the ...
... felucca!) Then it was back upstairs to sort out and repack my bag, which took quite a while.
Throughout the trip in Egypt I hadn't been particularly diligent in keeping my bag tidy, so it meant that I had stuff everywhere. Eventually managed to get everything in though, and then spent a bit of time just sitting in the aircon and reflecting on the trip. It's been an amazing time, but I think it's definitely the people that make the trip! And I had a fantastic bunch ...
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