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... of bread, meats, and cheeses), and strolled the Saturday market. We went on a walking tour around Old Town, and were fascinated by the colorful 16th century fountains and statues that fill the cobblestone streets, as well as the many bear murals and statues hidden on old buildings ("Bern" is German for "bear," and the symbol of the city). Bern is probably one of Europe's best-preserved medieval towns, and against the backdrop of ...
... the local Gruyere cheese which was yum.
Then we walked up to Gruyere. Its a castle and little village and shops on top of a hillside. You cant drive through there you have to park and walk up. It was very pretty and had fountains you could fill your drink bottles up at. This is amazing in itself as it is the first free water weve had in Europe!!! (Water is impossible to get here, we keep accidentally buying sparkling and then having ...
... and a raspberry tart to share, and headed back to the apartment to pack up our stuff. Then it was time to head back to the train station and catch a train to Bern, thankfully this time we managed to catch just one train and didn't have to switch which was nice! After a short transfer in Bern we were off to Basel, where we had a bit of a longer wait til we caught a train over the border to Mulhouse-Ville in France, where we caught a TGV back to Paris for our last night in ...
... course it was just blowing gale force winds and didn't clear. One side eventually did though and we did be some awesome views down the valley. Next stop was to get outside into the snow which is through another tunnel - story of the day was when Scott threw a snow ball at me and it turned out it was an ice block and really whacked me in the leg...not as funny as he was hoping it would be with me hopping around in pain! We did start getting some views down ...
... the clay into a pitcher. He would put his fingers inside it, and it would start forming upwards. It was so cool! We saw a lake with a bunch of tadpoles in it. We also saw an Alpen horn, which the Swiss would blow on a mountain to signal the Swiss people. We saw crossbows, and we nailed nails into pieces of wood to see which was harder. Last, but not least, we hand plained pieces of wood, which means to take off the bark. Oh, I almost ...