Travel Blogs from Nods
... and indeed it rang true. A recent article in The Age had Swiss and Australian cities over-represented in a list of the most expensive cities in the world (Tokyo number one apparently). Dinner that night was fondue in the town of Grindelwald. The fondue consisted of a blend of several cheeses, white wine and kirsch (schnapps). Mix in copious dunkings of bread and potato and you end the meal with a cholesterol reading that would be the envy of any American 10 year old.
... was really cold in the open train station, a welcome change from swealtering Barcelona. We put our bags in a locker and took off on yet another Rick Steves self-guided tour: Welcome to Bern! In the Swiss capitol, we saw the Swiss National Bank (apparently there is a bunch of gold hidden under the square), Parliament was just next door, some excellent views of the Aare River and my favorite part of the visit, the Bear Pits. The bear is the symbol for Bern ...
Sunday is usually a day for rest, however, for me this particular Sunday was going to be jam packed full of fun. As Chatrinas new cell phone woke me up at 8 am, I crawled out of her incredibly comfortable bed and started my day. I took the tram back to Annes apartment and started to get ready for my first day out on a Swiss mountain! But not just any mountain we were headed to the top of the Neiderhorn. The Neiderhorn is just one incredible peak within the Bernese ...
... us check in and found us an empty room.
First day in Bern!
We went down to reception to officially check in and pay the balance. They gave us the option to run our cards in Swiss Francs or US Dollars....68 Francs .. or 69 dollars! Hey remember that part about the cheeseburgers...yeeah...those were some pricey Big Macs. lol oh well. Never a dull moment with us.
Bern is such a beautiful city! ...
... a race track or long skinny 'U'. Oh yes, and the cobblestone streets were great too! I can see why it was made a Unesco World Heritage site!
So continuing my walk, I saw the Zytglogge, the big clock from the 12th century (Bern is a medieval town). I was hoping to see the mechanical figures put on a show it's supposed to do every hour, but only one thing spun a little bit. I think I remember reading somewhere that it doesn't perform ...
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