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... areas. We saw lots of clock towers around the city. We also passed by the operahaus. The town itself was very quiet (unlike all the other touristy places I've been to so far, and it was a refreshing change). The buildings around us were very quaint, I love the Swiss vibe already. The morning started out rainy, but around late afternoon, we finally saw sun. And I am so glad we got to see Zurich in the sunlight.
... in 1405 most of the city was burned down but in true Swiss style, reconstruction began rapidly but this time in sandstone. (A bit of trivia. Today Bern boasts the longest covered shopping promenade in Europe - 6 km of arcades).
Bern is perhaps the most pedestrian friendly city we've been in. Because it's fairly flat there are cyclists everywhere and cycleways abound. Bikes can be 'hired' free for the first four hours and for 1 Swiss franc per ...
... there were people milling around and street performers were doing things that I could hardly grasp. Clearly Marlin figured them out! We checked out boat tours and then it happened.....I heard a POLKA!!! I looked across the road and saw a huge blue and white tent and could have sworn I heard " I don't want her, you can have her, she's to fat for me". One look and Marlin knew. We're were going in!!! It was OKTOBERFEST!!! They had picnic tables and benches ...
... for us to share. SO GOOD!
After that we headed to the Falls. It was getting dark so we had to hurry a bit, but it was a beautiful view and we were able to take the stairs down and get right up next to the waterfall. You can take a boat right up to the rocks in the middle of the falls, which the Bakers have done before. That would be a sight!
When we ...
... as I was about to give up, the same lady from last night who was working again this morning, caught my eye - the look on her face told me she was kicking herself enough for both of us at having forgotten me twice - the coffee and a complimentary apple juice materialised very shortly after. I was more amused than annoyed by my apparent invisibility - after all, it can sometimes be a very handy thing to be when travelling.
I drank up and hopped on ...