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Travel Blogs from Breil/Brigels
... the fantastic journey across the top of Europe.
Finally, we pull into Chur. We don’t know where our hotel is so Nanette asks one of the rail guys from the train. His response? “I’m finished for the day.” Yep, we’re in Switzerland all right. Hey, what’s that noise? Oh goodie, there are church bells chiming everywhere. Sort of feels like home ...
Drove into Ulm, a lovely "small" city. Walked around the Ulm Munster - amazing Gothic cathedral with the tallest spire in the world (161 metres) and then had a look inside. Plain and poorly lit but still impressive, with lots of "crests" on the walls. Sat in the square after admiring the beautifully decorated Rathaus, built 1377-1877. This was also the birthplace of Albert Einstein, although he left as an infant. Missed seeing "his" fountain. Drove to Friedrichshaven, ...
... After setting up camp as quickly as possible what I needed was a huge cup of tea. What I got was a stiff gin & tonic from an incredibly friendly Swiss-German at the campsite. Judging by its effect it must have been at least 50-50 gin-tonic, though it may just have been how shattered I was from 5 passes in 4 days. Either way, I needed an earl grey tea to level me out before cooking an enormous tuna pasta. The ...
Six years ago I brought the BOSS for a short jaunt around Europe.
We stumbled across the Furka and Grimsel passes without knowing what to expect.
It totally blew me away !!
That day had such a profound effect upon me, I have desired (vowed) to return for six long years.
Today's weather was shaping up to be better than yesterday's so I set out up Furka pass with just the hint of fog in the air.
... drinking coffee and making the best conversation we could through the language differences. Two of them were Italian and could speak no English but the other who was Romanian spoke very good English. He was a really nice guy and did his best to keep everyone understanding each other. It was a really interesting thing to see these young men choosing a life of living in a van, sleeping and working twenty-four hours a day out in the mountains with the animals. I like to think ...
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