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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Tennis Court
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Concierge desk
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The capital of Switzerland has many charms. Bern's quaint Old Town, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, is framed by the Aare river and offers spectacular views of the Alps.
... and a bank loan to pay for the lunch was the best option. Switzerland is very expensive for everything - it just is, and there is nothing you can do about it except pay. A bowl of spaghetti and a coffee set me back over CHF32 which equates to A$44 - Switzerland is not a member of the EU and consequently uses Swiss Francs instead of Euros. In a shop I saw exactly the same puffer jacket I paid $99 for at UniGlo in Sydney, for CHF219 ...
... in like sardines and I was shorted 1 CHF 50...needless to say, I was not a fan. We did a short walk as a large group before breaking off into the Mount Rigi group and the shopping group. Dave headed up the mountain for an amazing panoramic view of Luzern and its valleys while the rest of us stayed in town for some food and shopping. We needed our Swiss knives and watches! We ate the most expensive lunch ever, Sabrina and Bella continued their quest to have Starbucks in ...
We had an early departure this morning...and I mean early. We left Ibis at 7:30 on the dot with Thibor, our Hungarian bus driver, at the helm. We managed to beat the rush hour traffic of Paris on a Monday morning. I have to say, this was the most silent bus ride I have ever been on. This long day of travel came at a great time in terms of being able to catch up on our much needed rest. I think we all took advantage at one point (or ...
... from the train but I know there are much better quality to be had.
We finally pulled into the station and met up with my cousin Sarah. We took a tram back to her house and saw her husband Martin and met their adorable kids. It was so great to see them! We vegged out for the day and tried to catch up on 13 years.
The next day we took the kids to the park to let them get some energy out, then Sarah took us around Basel and showed us the sights. It is such a ...