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Today was my catch a breath day, sleep in, get some washing done, do some blog, work, downloading photos and posting some postcards – I know that just sounds totally boring when I am supposed to be out exploring but I think you have to do that after a good 13 days of go go go. It was nice to chillax as they say.
Leanne and I had a nice sleep in, we met for a late breakfast at 9am.
A day to explore Basel and Leanne asked if we could specially find her a nice watch, because she wanted something for her recent special birthday.
Hotel Basel is where everything is, walking distance, in the old town, so we …
... Those who recall OHMSS, with George Lazenby as James Bond will recognise the Schiltorn as "Piz Gloria" as this is where the Alpine scenes where filmed. Spectacular! From the village, you have a clear view of the Eiger, the Munch, and the Jungfrau just peeps over them. Fantastic mountain scenery, and we were blessed with a wonderful clear day to enjoy it. The cable car ride down was fun, partly because ...
So what did we do today? We went to three different countries, yes just TODAY! :) Sarah and Martin took us on a three country tour of Germany, France, and Switzerland. We started in Switzerland of course, then went to Germany and had a great lunch at a cute little restaurant. We tried both French and German Cuisine, then had Gelato of course!
We drove by the Black Forest and then found an old castle on a hill ...
We left dark and early on a water taxi for the train station. It was 2 and a half hours to Milan and I slept half the way there. Milan to Basel was 4 hours and a beautiful ride. We rode past lake Como and planned the area as a stop for our next European vacation. It was gorgeous. We also rode passed the snow capped peaks of the Swiss Alps. The mountains were HUGE and the little towns were nestled right up to the base of them. It was quite picturesque. I tried to capture a ...