Travel Blogs from Solothurn
We left rainy Belgium today and hit the train at 736 am for Solothurn to visit Romy, a friend who was a foreign exchange student in va beach. The train ride was about 8 hrs and was filled with a lot of sleeping (well at least on Carolyn's part, I was not so lucky). We went through Basel and caught the connecting train to Solothurn and got here by 3! Romy came to to the station to pick us up and walked us to ...
... these guidelines. I wasn't worried - Joelle has worked here for years and never once saw someone go crazy, although a night with her friend Christian may may you think otherwise. (Just kidding Christian!) A few of Joelle's other friends met us, including Linda who was a second of the trio I met in Chile. After the absinthe bar closed, we hit a few more of the local spots in the quiet, quaint town before heading back to Joelle's for ...
... like it. It is spectacular. Although not funny when i have to run through it to fetch my camera from our yurt!
One of the other helpers - Pablo - teaches us a card game (Durack) which translated means 'idiot'. The idiot is the one left with the cards after a very complicated game! We play 3 games and each has a turn at being a durack!
Today is our day off so we visit the village via foot now that my leg is better :) We hike down the path which ...
... hot apple punch while we were looking round the markets. Can't say I'm a huge fan of the Gluwein but Mum and Dad said the apple punch tasted just like hot apple strudel which they like. We naturally tasted any yummy looking pasties or snacks when we saw them, our favourite so far being these balls that are just like hot fluffy cinnamon ...
... are cobbled and there is a very medieval feel to the place. They also have these very odd things which look like doors to tornado shelters, but actually lead down steep steps to underground shops. The closest I've seen to it before is in Chester, but even the basement shops there tend to have proper entrances.
The hostel was fantastic, probably the second best I've been in so far ...
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Other places to stay in Solothurn
Schanzlistrasse 5, Solothurn | 4 star hotelfrom $160
Niklaus Konrad-Strasse 21 , Solothurn | 3 star hotelfrom $139
Oberer Winkel 2, Solothurn | 3 star hotelfrom $174
Hauptgasse 42, Solothurn | 3 star hotelfrom $139
Wengistrasse 13, Solothurn | Hotelfrom $113
Hauptgasse 41, Solothurn | 3 star hotelfrom $115