Belvedere Swiss Quality Hotel
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Ok, I pretty much imitated crawling in the last few meters, but I got there.
It was easily the most elevation I've ever walked in one go before.
Now, I need to admit something here. I carried a chocolate bar all the way to the top, because I wanted to get a photo of it.
The mountain on the Toblerone bar is here, and if I didn’t get a photo of it, I was being a ninny.
So, I took my photo, and was really excited to eat my chocolate ...
... br> Afternoon tea turned into an early dinner (yummy soup for me, Jill & Bev and a cheese laden Rosti for Jeff) followed by Apple strudel with custard and icecream (delicious!)! Yum, yum thanks Lauterbrunnen for assisting the development of our Swiss bellies.
Sated and mellow after our nice day we headed back to Grindelwald via a scenic detour of the upper end of our valley. Fun driving up the steep, narrow roads for great views over the town. We managed to spot ...
... and friendly and supportive staff, plus Wengen itself with no vehicular access is a very relaxing village. I knew Grindelwald, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Switzerland would be quite different.
It's a pretty easy transfer, a train from Wengen (1,274 m) up to Kleine Scheidegg (2,061 m), change trains for one heading down the mountain to Grindelwald (1,034 m).
My fears about tourist numbers were confirmed as I ...
... we arrived in Grindelwald tonight. Another winding road took us up the mountain. Turns may be slightly under 360 degrees in a small bus with occasional on coming traffic on a road barely wide enough for one vehicle and a cliff to your right or left. We arrived at a farm surrounded in rolling green pastures. There we met a couple who have brought their herd of cows up from the valley for ten weeks each summer to make their delicious cheese. ...
... color: rgba(26, 26, 26, 0.296875); -webkit-composition-fill-color: rgba(175, 192, 227, 0.230469); -webkit-composition-frame-color: rgba(77, 128, 180, 0.230469); -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; ">Suddenly there was an almighty explosion! I instinctively screamed as I did not know what the hell it was - Mark ducked! Up the mountain and over to our right, smoke billowed. Then there was a loud crashing sound as a big rock hit the avalanche barriers over to ...