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13 JUNE — Faoug, Switzerland to Badenweiler, Germany
A beautiful summer day was well underway by the time we left our comfortable kitchen-equipped B&B in Faoug just a couple of kilometers from the walled town of Murten. We pay Francesca in credit card even though she stated her preference for payment in francs, but for us travelers it is so much more convenient to use the credit card, especially as my Chase card does not charge ...
... mountains and will hopefully download some.
First we stopped and toured a famous picturesque castle, Chateau de Chillon, built more than 800 years ago and right on the lake. Amazing. See pictures. It was made famous by the English poet, Byron, who visited it in 1816 and was told the sad story of a nobleman who was supposedly unjustly imprisoned for 6 years in the basement dungeon. The poem he subsequently wrote about this legend "The Prisoner ...
We headed off to the small town of Murten, once again in the German part of Switzerland (the French call it Morat) for a walk around the ramparts and a stroll through the old town. On the way there we passed by a fun looking playground structure that would most likely not be allowed back home. It was built out of rope and wood and the kids could climb up on top and then be spun around like a merry-go-round by ...
... as it's 1/4 price as postage in Switzerland. I have actually used everything I brought with me but now that the weather is warmer and I won't be doing anymore high passes, I can ditch some of the warm clothes and souvenirs.
One thing I would consider bringing next time is a small camp chair. The ground is a long way down and very uncomfortable when you have a dodgy knee.
I had such a wonderful lazy day - I even turned the TV on.
... little box!!!!!!!!!
Sure enough somehow they got us all inside and off we went. It was amazing going up this first section watching the town below getting smaller and smaller as we got higher. One could actually feel the difference in altitude at the first level where we changed cars onto the next car for the trip to the top.
As we start our way to the highest point its just like you are hanging in mid air and virtually going vertically ...