The Lazy Falken Hotel & Backpackers
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Sorry there was not an entry for yesterday (Wednesday) - we lost our Internet connection. Anyway, we spent some time across the border in France. I had read about a couple of worthwhile places to visit so we set off to explore and we were not disappointed. First stop was Riquewihr - a medieval town with cobbled streets and brightly painted buildings. Despite being very much on the tourist trail we found it ...
... beautiful place there are mountains all around and the campsite is situated right next to a lake again and also a nature reserve. After setting up camp we headed round a boarded walkway through loads of reeds with birds etc n then down to the small 'beach' area by the lake. Woohoo another diving board and a platform to swim out to!
After a cool off and some lunch we hopped back to Luzern to check out the town a little better.
Wow, it is beautiful. Typically ...
... from Birg to Gimmelwald (over 4,300 ft of vertical descent:
- After exploring the Schilthorn Peak, we rode the gondola back down to Birg at ~8780 ft.
- Leaving the Birg gondola station, we hiked down past Grauseeli Lake, a small, alpine lake.
- Soon, we saw a small herd of sheep that surrounded our trail.
- The trail was very steep and difficult at times.
- We took the route ...
... the old wooden bridges. There were spiders working on their webs all across the bridge. Like, hundreds of them! It was a bit freaky, but they were all so busy that they didn't notice us!
Tomorrow we head for Lauterbrunnen for our final four days in Switzerland. Please send up good thoughts and prayers for some good weather. The Swiss weather service shows RAIN for the next four days. We could be playing lots of cards!
... of glacial water, so it basically made your head spin everytime we dived in - but the whole thing was awesome. An experience we may not get anywhere else, except maybe the Rockies or Smokies.
We then caught a train from Interlaken to Zurich. We took the scenic route through the mountains. It took an extra hour but the view from the train was about the best we have had to date. Best train ride ever. We spent the next two days in Zurich with Tyler.
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Seems ever room has a theme, ours is skydiving.
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