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We had a good buffet breakfast at our hotel before starting out for our circumnavigation of the Bodensee. This lake sits on the border of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland - so we will need to get another vignette today, this one for Switzerland. The annoying thing about the Swiss vignette is that it's a full-year sticker; they don't offer a …
We were up early and enjoyed a nice buffet breakfast at the Alpen Rose before setting off. On our way out, we had to make a few arrangements to drive in Austria. First off, we needed some gas, but more importantly, we needed a vignette for our windshield to drive on the Austrian expressways. Unlike Germany, where the highways are free, in Austria …
... for more than 120 years - and there's no charge for looking, only donation boxes around.
On the way back, I explored different ways of heading home (that's another way of saying, I really didn't know where I was going, but kept heading down and recognised some landmarks, so I wasn't bothered!) and arrived home as it was getting dark. I truly relaxed, sat for a while on a deck chair provided in the forest, savouring a couple of chunks of Swiss dark ...
... just two phrases - Grütze is an informal greeting that everyone uses in the street - even young children would greet me, so polite and hospitable! and danke or danke schön for thank you. I admit, I tried not to make eye contact because I really didn't want people to engage in conversation with me - too scary!!! But I made it back with my Quark, radishes and dark chocolate (which kept me awake last night!!)
I'm off to the forest today...
... felt different. Cappuccino for me and an Appenzeller Bier for my cousin hit the spot. <i>"At 2,502.9 metres above sea level, Säntis is the highest mountain in the Alpstein mass of northeastern Switzerland. It is also the culminating point of the whole Appenzell Alps, between Lake Walenstadt and Lake Constance.'</i> Status update: my Swiss German has not improved. ...