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... comfortable interior.
Frecciarossa is the name given to this mighty "Ferrari on Rails" and of course it is RED. The top speed is 300km/hr, which is in fact the speed limit imposed on the track. However, in a 2009 test, a new model set a world record 362km/h in one of the tunnels we went through.
Of course the track is the other part of this 21st century technological and engineering triumph. The ...
... Jungfraujo ch
The cog train goes up in
three stages from Interlaken with the last stage through tunnel. This last
tunnel had two 5-minute stops where you could get out walk about 60m to the
edge of the mountain and look out. We come out into a 3 storey complex complete
with shops, restaurant, ice gallery, lookout windows etc, one went walking
on 'The Tour' which Leith did in about
40mins while I rested. Please ...
... or hell, just throwing ourselves down a waterfall and go canyoning! After deliberation, a quick look at the bank balance and our insurance T & Cs we decided against it! Early start tomorrow as we go in search for snow! After realising that we'd read the wrong time table for the bus (the whole left-right, which one is right?!) we jumped out in the road and caught the bus to the station! We were under the impression that our EUrail tickets got us so far up the ...
This morning we woke up in a complete white-out. It was fantastic :) We spent the first ten minutes of the day just ooh'ing and ahh'ing outside at all the snow flakes. It had started snowing the night before while we were eating our delicious cheese fondue dinner, but apparently had continued all night long, and our deck was covered in at least 7in of fresh powder. Beautiful big flakes were falling all around, and ...
Not much to post today. I wasn't feeling well this morning so we didn't even leave the hotel until 1pm today. The weather was still cool and rainy so we just took a drive down the long lake called Thunersee, staying on the local roads (instead of the highway) so we could go through the little towns on the way. At the other end of the lake is a pretty little town called ...