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Travel Blogs from Charmey
Yesterday started as promised so we showered and breakfasted pronto then drove out to Scheltenberg, the base station for the cable cars to take us the 30-minute ascent to the peak of Schiltorn. That in itself was a beautiful journey but once up at the top it was wall-to-wall mountains as far as the eye could see, many covered in snow. Thankfully there were fewer tourists than had been up at Jungfraujoch on Saturday so it made for a more relaxing experience. We walked around the ...
... money as compared to me on the flights, on the expensive activities and on not going to North America.
Sky diving : 250frs
Paragliding : .750 frs
Scuba diving : 600frs
Bungee : 195frs
Huayna Potosi : 150frs
Tot : 1945 (1650euros)
... languages of Switzerland. People in Switzerland seem to, in the same conversation, switch between multiple languages. There were many times that someone would start off with German, switch to French, and then finish in Italian. They would then get mad when you'd give them a confused look because it was taking a while to figure out what they meant.
Also, while in Bern, we witnessed a couple of odd little shows. We ...
... straw was the wait for the cable car down – 40 minutes, much of it on a staircase, of being pushed and squashed by people who do not believe in an orderly queue. The whole excursion was a bad experience.
Back in Luzern, a coffee by the river seemed like a good idea to relax a bit, but the quality and the price were at both at the wrong ends of their respective scales.
... older kids sliding down and since everything was wet and slippery they would fly off the end of the slide and slide down the hill at the bottom for another 20 feet or so - it was pretty entertaining.
On Friday we hiked to Milchbach Restaurant out of Grindelwald. We originally had planned to do a glacier hike - but after hiking to the base and looking up at the ladders and 10 flights of stairs on ...