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Gav and I grabbed breakfast in town. There were a herd of goats - I think it was a show for us tourists but what the heck they were cute and they looked the part. We found a cafe that was serving half priced coffee and sandwiches - a nice surprise as we didn't find out until the bill arrived. Then we stalked up on food for the kids and headed back to wake them ...
... So we rode the Matterhorn express to the snow capped mountain at 3890 meters - Wow! Several of hikers were planning to make the decent by walking and were completely outfitted with walking sticks, ropes, helmets, and picks. I've never seen a more fit group of people. In general the people in Europe seem much healthier. We played in the snow until the last ride on the Express ...
... one of the highest viewing platform in the world at 12,333 feet. The top of the Matterhorn is 14,000 feet high! After our gawking we walked through a tunneled out glacier with some funky ice carvings and a very slow ice slide. The kids loved the chance to go tubing in July! It was fun to see skiers everywhere too. You can ski year round here. Our day continued with a gondola ride half way back down to the town of Furi for a lunch stop. After refueling we hiked to a huge ...
... train toilets that "flushed" directly onto tracks in the countryside * bidets, bidets everywhere * a gazillion padlocks of love on a Paris bridge (see photo) * kissing fish....submerging our feet in an aquarium full of Rufa fish that ate off our dead skin.....it tickles! * fresh, large octopus hanging out to dry on racks at Greek restaurants * a thief running through busy Rome with police officers in hot pursuit....he got away * seeing sooooo many weddings at sunset ...
Within a couple of minutes of meeting Edi and Ursula again
in their beautiful home near Biel/Beene, we were delighted that we had
contacted them. As we sensed from our brief meeting in Cambodia, they are very
interesting and gracious people. They’ve traveled much of the world, often by
bicycle. They’re both artists, and their travel journals are beautifully
illustrated with Edi’s sketches and ...