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... the nice Bernese accent. This and the picturesque old town gives the city a very unique vibe which we wanted to explore.
Our first stop was at the Zytglogge (Clock) Tower. This 800 year old watch and former prison tower has a astronomical clock. As it was near the full hour we and about a hundred other tourists gathered around the tower and waited for the hourly show the mechanical figures moving to the strike ...
... could be anywhere from 4-9 Euro. In Switzerland it was 18 franks. Which is still almost 16 euro. It was nuts how expensive everything was. But we got lucky and found someone who hosted us there too. So we lived with her and her family for a week and it was amazing.
We get there and our host told us she was going to Barcelona for the week for vacation. And her parents don’t really speak English. So it was going to be an interesting week. But they ...
... than everywhere else. We did eat at McDonald's, because we couldn't bear to spend that much on other food.
After we ate, we walked around the open air markets around Bern, looked at the many fountains in the area (one is famous because it depicts an ogre eating a baby), and looked at the bear pit in the middle of the city. Bern has had bears in a pit in the middle of the city for years, and for most of the time they were ...
... scenery. Around a station called Stresa we passed a magnificent lake stretching many kilometers. After that the mountains became bigger and more imposing. We followed a river that was a very light blue from the calcite limestone. These scenes are like those you might see on postcards, it was incredible. Yeah I'm a sucker for natural beauty. And this had me smitten. We crossed the border after Domolosso and before we entered a ...
We spent the rest of the afternoon there, and then headed to our hostel. After dinner, we all headed out to see the bears (Bern is bear in german). Unfortunately, by the time my group got there, it was getting dark, so we only got to see them for a few minutes. But Bern was absolutely beautiful!
The next morning I got to get up and go for a run, so I made sure to go see the bears. There were two cubs, and they were precious. They were like ...
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