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... in Switzerlsnd at an ancient Roman site. Augusta Raurica was the name. This German town was called Augusta after the site. It was amazing the earliest archaeological traces found date from around 15BC! So of course Mark was in his element. We then pushed on to a little village just over the border called Kenzingen. At the border we were waved through!! We were quite amazed. At the Swiss border they ...
Fun Fact: Did you know that Bern, Switzerland has bears right in downtown and has had since the 12th Century?! Well, now you do! I was all ready to get all PETA about the bears being mistreated and made to live in this tiny area, but they actually had a very large area with lots of trees and vegetation...even a pool. In the early days, their environment was pretty bad, but now they seem healthy and content being where they are. We went into yet another store ...
Yesterday we said a very fond Auf Wiedersehen to Germany and headed off to Switzerland to visit our exchange student, Kelly, and her family in Lugnorre, Switzerland. Kelly lived with us for a school year in 2007-2008. We were last in Switzerland to visit her and her family in 2011 and we just couldn't imagine coming back to Europe and not seeing them.
As we left Germany and ...
... even managed an afternoon sleep. Amazing.
In the late afternoon the sun finally showed itself, and we
braaied under the setting sun.
Cycling in Switzerland is fantastic. Almost everywhere you
go there are cycle paths and the way that other road users respect you is
nothing short of amazing, especially for us coming from South Africa. The paths
are well sign posted which certainly helps in areas where you can easily get
Sunday 25th May 2014
Our electric is off at 9am! John found the Capitaine and he explained that both water and electric are on timers for overnight visitors as the port had become uneconomic through boats arriving and filling up their water tanks (a Peniche boat (inland waterways freighter) will have tanks for 300 gallons or more of water) and powering up their ...