Grand Hotel National
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
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... are autonomous. Their representatives gather once a month in the capital Bern. Each canton have their own laws etc. Switzerland is not part of the Economic Union and use the Swiss Franc although most shops accept euro notes but will give you francs in change. There is conscription and must serve for 3 weeks a year until they are 40. We arrived in Lucerne around 5.30 and look forward to exploring the city tomorrow. Off for tea now and hope to find fondue.
Today we were leaving Bern and off to Lucerne! We had been smart for once and bought our train ticket online and had managed to save about €25 which was a first! The train left at 11:30 which was nice but we weren't fast enough for a hotel breakfast and needed to buy some at the train station. After an average breakfast we were on the train and hoping to have a easy travel to Lucerne and to the hotel without getting lost! The train trip took an hour ...
... we had to meet to go out for tea. Jo and I waited in our room for our bags to appear, I fell asleep while waiting. When I woke up we rung reception looking for them and they said they would send them up. They still didn't arrive so we headed out for a walk. We walked over a bridge, into the shopping area and then along the river. It is such a scenic place. The mountains make a great backdrop. We headed back with just enough time to get ready for our tea ...
... a necklace that I loved, but Dean decided to start me a collection of figurines and bought me the Swarovski squirrel! He is brown and so cute! I shall call him Peanut. Of course Dean found yet another tall tower in this town... I went looking for snacks (mmm pasta pot and jelly Schlumpfe) while he climbed it. Next stop, lunch in Lichtenstein! It was funny being in such a random little country! We got our passports ...
... some time wandering the shops and sights before returning to the hotel for a rest and a chance to freshen up before dinner in the hotel. Very noticeable were the high prices of everything in the shops! Naturally watch shops ruled the streets, but all brands were extremely expensive - many were over ten grand!!!! Clothes etc were also very dear, as was food and drink! Over our meal we all were in awe of the great morning we had experienced - most definitely the highlight of our ...