Hotel du Pillon - Relais du Silence
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waterfall does not look like much when first seen, but look closely and there
behind the falls is a tunnel cut out in the cliff where people can stand behind
and watch the water fall. Its only when you see the people does one realise the
actual size of the cliff and falls.
per usual on arrival at Lauterbrunnen I park right up outside my favourite
coffee shop and right away order my favourite coffee mocha. I then sit outside
and take ...
... sound effect....the old quarter has a church bell ring, another area had a cow moo, another had laughter.....kept us amused as we went along! Looking a bit further though, we discovered the trains had no drivers! I double checked....nobody at the front of the carriage or the back. I saw a train pull up opposite us to pick up people on the other platform and had a look at it....no driver! Freaky! Somehow made it feel a bit insecure to be at least one storey down ...
... in purple wild flowers, daisies and a scattering of log styled cabins with of course a wee Church. Large cows complete with bells and large horns roamed close by trying to get rid of annoying flies which even at 1500m seem to breed with abandonment.
Again at least ten cars were up in the car park area and even a small restaurant was open. Staggering to think that in winter these areas are completely cut off from the world with people unable ...
... and thrilled to see a mule wander up the mountainside, heavily laden with a tour group’s camping gear.
The mule proved to be remarkably friendly, happily standing there whilst Beezel posed next to him for photos. I had a play in the snow as only a na´ve Aussie can, and then it was time to jump back in the car and continue the journey south. Destination: Turin, Italy. Followed by 2 weeks of our Italian odyssey. But all those adventures will be a story for another blog.
... where people are likely to consider me as an extraterrestrial, with my blond hair, blue eyes and crazy ways. I can't say that I am not excited though, I am actually counting the hours: 605.5 hours.
I finally managed to acquire my malaria pills, after a small frenzy, when someone (not me) realized he/she had misplaced the prescription and might have to go back to the doctor. Luckily the prescription was ...