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... of 11,500 -- the highest rail station in Europe.
While not perfect, the weather for our trip was spectacular to say the least. The top of the mountain had been socked in with heavy snow the day before so our day on the mountain was tolerable at best.
I ventured out on to the "Plateau" a exposed ice shelf with a sheer drop on one side and Europe's largest glacier on the other. Temperate was ...
... the valley to the hostel. Upon our arrival we walked in to the hostel and to our surprise Ed and Matt were there in our hostel room! They were staying the night at the hostel with us before their departure the following day to Holland. The boys had bought a pizza that we all shared and we drank a few quiet beers and played guitar and sang the night away like we always do.
The following morning we walked the boys to the station and said our final goodbyes to the ...
... our final stop.
Lauterbrunnen sits at the base of one of the many valleys in the Swiss Alps, the most well-known landmark nearby is the Jungfrau summit. Fortunately the rain in Zurich the night before had been worth it, Lauterbrunnen was covered in a fresh layer of powder (20-30cm), but given it was spring it wasn’t overly cold. We had heard it’s impossible to take a bad photo in this place and it ...
... picked out an aged Swiss cheese to bring home (again, vacuum sealed!) and I picked out a little cup of strawberry yogurt to enjoy right then and there. It was wonderful!
Just before Lauterbrunnen we took our last gondola down, where we finally “touched down” and separated for the rest of the day. Anthony, Karen, and I had lunch together, and it was nice to be away from everyone once again. Anthony ordered the fondue, I had a salad with ...
... 8217; Hotel Oberland for champaign and a traditional turkey Christmas dinner, followed by a chocolate fondue with an assortment of fruits and marshmallows for dipping. As we left the restaurant, we were even treated to some complimentary local Swiss chocolates as a small Christmas gift. Our hostel had done the same earlier that morning, awaking to chocolate goodies at our doorstep. All in all, it was a fantastic day and a fine way to spend our first ever white Christmas.
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