Ibis Bern Expo
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So here's how NOT to get to Switzerland.
This morning we were up by 5am for our 8am flight to Zurich. We weren't departing from Heathrow- instead, we were departing from a much smaller airport, London City, which is just a 30-minute Tube ride from our mews. So color us excited, no slog on the Tube for an hour to Heathrow!
Getting to London City required catching a train on our line, the Northern Line, then transferring to the DLR (Docklands Light Rail, ...
... slot machines. Nowhere did we see any "quit smoking" signs and in fact saw one cigarette dispensing machine in the front garden of a private home in Lörrach. Lörrach is very close to the borders of Germany, France and Switzerland. Again there were no border controls to stop at however there was evidence of where the border was and police were in attendance. We continued our "no motorway" driving even though it annoyed Peter to go around numerous roundabouts ...
... and the cafe chairs we had sat in the day before are FULL of snow. Incredible. Just four days ago I got a sunburn on Jungfrau and now I am in my snow bunny gear. It's pretty to see the bookends of spring and winter in the same week. Time to pack---and then a last dinner with Aileen and Bärbel. We spent the evening flirting with Jose (pronounced Joe-say) who is 38 today. Lots of good fun. Tomorrow we head to ...
... right inside a massive old building with very large arches onto the street. Here I simply had my usual daily intake of coffee and chocolate cake.
While sitting here enjoying my coffee and watching all that was going on out in the busy streets I managed to make a little friend. This little friend was a young little Sparrow who was simply looking for food. I dropped a few little crumbs on the floor and he scoffed them within seconds. He then just kept looking at me and begging ...
... one, sometimes more than a few times. My purse also got some samples for safe keeping. My stash of free samples was thirty four pieces big by the time I left. Also by the time I left my stomach was 34 inches bigger and we were in a sugar coma. The chocolate was so good though.
We waddled back to the small station and caught the next train back to Bern. To burn off some calories we walked to a nearby botanical garden. It had both inside and outside gardens. ...