Ibis Budget Bern Expo
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... I believe now my luggage is under 12 kg.
Yesterday was a busy day. I woke up at 615. We took the 8 am train downhill, transfering at Interlaken to Luzern, put our luggage in the locker, and boarded a steamboat on lake. Yes, it's freezing, probably under zero with windchill. But so many tourists in Luzern! After 50 mins, we reached Viztnau and boarded mountain climbing train, again full. Spectacular view on the way up on this sunny day. At Rigi ...
... and mucked around at Patrick's place for the day.
... about to undertake is however not just the usual jump on the tram and go kind of trip but will be aboard a very special tram and that is a 100 year old steam tram which was one of the city's very first trams.
This tram and coach had been standing for years and was finally restored by a group of volunteers who now operate it as a tourist attraction around the city.
With 20 of us on board the wonderful balcony coach we depart from this little quiet street and head off ...
... taken a turn for the worse, and she was admitted into hospital as she was in a lot of pain. The doctor's prognosis was not very good so it looked like she was going to spend a few days in hospital, so we had the house to ourselves for a bit. The next day we were hoping to go up to the mountains but the weather was not great. It was a very expensive exercise so we decided to wait and see if the weather would improve. So instead Matt took the opportunity to do some work. We ...
... the cold. As quickly as they went in, they came out. Dinner was fabulous as always. I got sunburnt. Oh, that beautiful feeling of your skin screaming "You moron!" When you think Switzerland you don't generally think "Oh, I better put on some sunscreen. The sun is really strong here." I now know that the Swiss suns bites just as much as the Aussie sun. Breakfast was fresh home baked bread, Italian coffee, assorted cheeses and a freshly pressed newspaper. I went with the dog, ...