Hotel Alpenhof Grindelwald
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... like some sort of sick joke. The minimum wage must be around 20 euros per hour at least because the prices paid are just ridiculous. Also just out of interest I checked the price of a burger in Macdonalds, it's around 14nzd per burger, not a meal, a burger. We then headed to a place called Grindlewald. It sits about 1200 meters above sea level and is a ski village lying below the Eiger mountain in the Jungfrau region. We took the train but didn't use our train ...
... with that that's a huge underestimation for this "gently undulating" trail!
Having said that ... we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. :)
Back in Grindelwald and refreshed after sitting down in the cable car we decided to walk some more (gluttons for punishment I know...) and have a look in the shops and to get a few more things for dinner (ie dessert) and breakfast.
Jill didn't last long but Bev stayed with me while we wandered around for 30mins or so. Found ...
... walk the three of us boarded the cable car and made our way
back down this magnificent mountain. However I was not to travel the whole way
back by cable car and at the first cable station I decided to get off and head
down this mountain by another means and that was by un-motorised scooter.
After waving goodbye to Pam & Pieter I went to the bike store and hired
one of these rather large scooters. It was now a race to see who could get to
... br> On the way we passed what seems to be a fairly common sight in this part of Switzerland which is a timber yard nestled on the side of the road. Quite unremarkable, except Swiss timber yards are examples of their extreme attention to detail and capacity to do all things well. So, appealing to my nature of order, detail and precision these timber yards were quite a sight. Unfortunately we didn't get a photo. It’s also the case here that next to every home there is a large stack ...
... see Interlaken and the Brienzersee to the North and we could see Grindelwald way down in the valley on the east. To the west, Wengen and Lauterbrunnen blended into one despite the difference in height of 500m.