Grand Hotel Regina Grindelwald
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Guten morgan! It's an early start for our journey to the Swiss Alps. We head off at 6:20am and pull our suitcases through the snow to the Adliswil station for the first of four trains, getting us into Grindelwald about 10am. Hannah has made us a packed lunch (so nice) and we grab croissants and coffee for breakfast at Zurich HB and then proceed to be overwhelmed by how efficient, clean and just downright awesome the Swiss trains are. They arrive and depart not a second late, the toilets ...
- Slept in a bit, great brecky around 0830- scram eggs, bacon, fruit/yogurt then a croissant all washed down with juice and huge pot of coffee with jug hot milk.
- 266F for tickets to Jungfrau, worth every cent.
- Missed the 0947 train by seconds so inquired about a hiking map but most trails still closed as too much snow up high.
- Had a ...
... it would be to be living around the same people your whole life, almost completely providing for yourselves. What if you didn't like the 12 people in your village? Screwed. We had a long conversation about the difference between the cupid shuffle and the cha cha slide. Like, ridiculously long. We couldn't decipher the dance moves/magical lyrics between the two songs until we heard them. All we could come up with for ...
... to in Geneva people were really well dressed. Felt very European with the cafe culture and cobbled streets in parts. It was impossible to find cheap beds, even dorm beds were pushing 45 francs each (!) so ended up spending a bit over budget, but got some great accommodation in a modern guest house apartment - just down the street from the strip club and brothel. Location, location.
Early start ...
... of us have very, very sore feet. The shoes also limit the type of walking - they are no good on rough terrain, but if Dave needs to attend any meetings whilst on holidays, he's all set.
We've had to post some things home which has been quite costly, so we may have approached this differently had we known how much we would buy. Ironically, one of the things Dave posted home at the halfway mark was a pair of ...