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Travel Blogs from Bern
Arriving in the capital of Switzerland we were excited about our next Swiss adventure. We had booked another hostel but found out it was across town. Shannon and I wanted to be more centrally located so we looked for alternate accommodations. I don't want to call the Swiss liars per say, but they do like to tell a fib or two when it comes to …
We woke to blue sky and a much cooler day. After breakfast we packed up the tent and set out into the mountains. At first we were just driving through the valleys but the alpine views were spectacular once we started to climb. You could definitely feel the temperature drop. We reached a summit that was just over 2100m and all you could see was cloud. They were so low that we were driving through ...
... we could pick. This section
of the field was usually reserved for local grocery stores as it held the best
of the crop. As we trod the edges of the
field, the first sense, beyond the beauty of this place was the scent of ripe strawberries
wafting in the gentle breeze. The acres
of strawberry plants were in perfect rows, with straw on the ground between the
rows. The plants were heavy with the
dark red fruit. I will admit ...
... went back down Marktgasse and got some Berliners and a bretzel (yes, bretzel).
We then left the city and took the train to Thun, a beautiful town at the mouth of the Thunersee. With the threatening rain, we decided to tour the castle there, built in 1200. We were so glad we did, as the views from inside the turrets at the top were fabulous. We imagined the Alps in the distance ...
... and then we all awkwardly disassembled - you could tell we were all tourists.
Another thing to know about Bern is the food. Cafes are everywhere, huge chocolate shops, meat and cheese delis - a mecca of every great tasting thing. We would walk abit, grab a coffee, and then shop some more, buy a little lemon tart, and then buy some souvenirs for family and then go eat at a ...