Hotel Murtenhof & Krone
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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 ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
... really needed, and hostels always have sheets. The silk sleeping
bag was practical, not really warm.
Bank and Passport
n-Copy of passports (might be useful to show to untrusty policemen)
v-2 Credit cards (Amex and Mastercard) (VISA is probably more useful)
n-Travelcash card (Only useful is you loose the rest because ...
... of beer each and start wandering around. Swiss day-night has begun. We watch a Swiss band play a bunch of songs, finishing with Forever Young except in Swiss-German. Then on dark the madness begins, fireworks everywhere, its a war zone people are letting them off anywhere. We meet an Australian dude and let off my bad boys, they are lost in the fray.
We look out over the city and it is aglow with different colour sparks. At 10pm the official show ...