Travel Blogs from Sierre
... winding once we crossed the border and passed through Bern the capital. It was starting to get dark as we drove through small villages in the valleys surrounded by cliffs. We pulled up into Lauterbrunnen and into the local campground. We fortunately were staying in cabins which is a warmer than tents. It was zero degrees when we got out of the bus and we soon found ourselves bit frozen in the snow, but still took a moment to ...
... a half. The hike was still supposed to be easy, just less direct. The North Face rounded past three small towns, noted only by a couple farms and a restaurant for each. We passed several more cows and one restaurant twice where we had missed a turnoff and accidentally walked back in a full circle. At one point in the woods we could hear the cow bells but couldn't see the cows due to the density of trees. As we got closer we could see the cows ...
... workers. The daily wage of the Miners was Fr. 4.60, so labour problems were an issue at times also. The railway finally opened in August 1912, after a cost of 16 million francs, which was twice the original estimate. The research station was added in 1931, the Ice Palace was started in 1934, the observatory was added in 1950 and the Sphinx Observatory in 1937. It's an amazing and very impressive site!
It was a bit difficult to figure out the layout at ...
... then had a bit of free time to
explore, I had a look around some of the other shops, got myself
another cow bell, took some pictures, then found a Swiss chocolate
shop. I made a purchase of the chocolate and then headed to the
coach. We then went round to the Lion monument, took pictures of this
and had a bit of a history lesson here.
After leaving the lion monument we headed out
of the city heading to our accommodation for the next ...
... When I reached the hut there was only maybe 6 other people there. I grabbed a coffee that was not too bad considering this place is so remote all supplies are dropped in by helicopter. There seemed to be a family that lived and ran the restaurant and I think there were some rooms to sleep there. I couldn’t imagine living here it is so isolated, you’d have the best view in the world but still couldn’t do it.
The walk back was ...
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