Hotel St. Gotthard
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... travel glasses.
I now sit in a Dream-liner, buckled up, and I look at the ceiling; I see rainbow colors which gives me flashes of standing on top of Burj Khalifa, speaking Latin without a clue or waving from the Great Wall of China – it brings me absolute happiness to fulfill that dream.
My passion for travel is relentless and that's what keeps me going.
A decent sleep for a change, getting up c 0615. Still lots of time to do ablutions, check the US midterm election results and get yesterday's blog up with a bit of email to boot.
Went down for brekkie c 0745. Lukose was upstairs. The airport crowd was too tired to ask him any stupid questions today. The restuarant was quiet with more than half the group gone. A masala omelet [with the works] was the best of the fare. Spared the semi-torture of a table with ...
... about 2 hours up there and went on each of 3 walks. Two went up to two slightly taller peaks - about 10-15 minutes of stairs. The third little hike took us along the edge of one of the peaks where you could look down into the valley below. Once again very spectacular. After all that we boarded the cog rail for our descent. The steepest cog rail (48%) in Europe. That was about 45 minutes and delivered us to the ferry terminal where ...
... what happened but I didn't want to do that until we had confirmation. I won the argument and we made a detour to the airport to get online. We needed a SIM card here too, but being at the airport they were a little easier to come by than at Maccas. As I suspected our booking still hadn't been confirmed and now it was getting late. Matt's jokes about sleeping at the airport weren't helping either. We ended up finding a place about 25mins out of the city centre and it ...
... banks of Lake Zurich which still has a typical old town. We also watched a guy playing a Swiss alpine horn which was quite impressive. You must have to blow pretty ******* these things considering their size.
From Rapperswil we set sail on Lake Zurich back to the city. The boat was a genuine paddle steamer which made the trip all the more interesting. Unfortunately the weather was not all that great and we had to make do with glimpses of sunshine in between the squalls of rain.