Brienzersee - Casagrande Holiday
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Swiss Rail Adventure 5-09-14
Today after a rather short nights sleep we all met for breakfast at 07h45
then slowly made our way to Wengen station to catch our train.
Wengen is a small town situated right on the edge of a massive cliff and is
only accessible by train and cable car and so other than a few small industrial
carts the streets are virtually vehicle free.
While exploring this area aboard my motorcycle I have often seen this town
from the tops of ...
... our other plans had meant we had not gone on a planned 2hr guided city walk, so the train would have to do to get some on some of the city landmarks. We had about an hour to fill so we checked out some shops - Joe investigating outdoor shops for waterproof day backpacks and me finding a black jumper on sale for $9. The little motorised blue and white train with two wagons chugg-chugged around while we listed to the commentary. The ride was ...
From the pictures you'll see the progression of the trip today. We left the hotel by bus this morning for the mountains and it was a beautiful drive from Lucerne to Grindewald where we caught the cog wheel train that took us to the Kleine Scheidegg area at the 6700 ft. level of the Alps. We went through mountainous countryside villages, quaint and idyllic, as picturesque as you can imagine when you think of ...
... of Mount Pilatus. Although we had taken many cable cars up to many mountains, I can honestly say that was the most beautiful cable car I had ever taken. We rose up slowly in our own little cable car, looking through the window at the little houses, rolling hills, and cows and sheep below. The town below looked so peaceful and sweet, indeed, we were quite peaceful up in our cable car. At one point, we had to switch cable cars and we went in a larger one with other people. ...
... close the toilet lid when we flush? Well, here.. I agree!!
- Toilet paper: One word: THICK!! Apparently, Europeans fold the pieces and North Americans crumple. Clearly these practices are due to the toilet paper thickness!!
- Train Station: In the evenings it's the equivalent of a depanneur in the suburbs, yet of course a lot worse. Crowds of youth hanging out with their friends, drinking beer and getting loud.