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Travel Blogs from Interlaken
This morning we had a relaxing start to the day, we ate breakfast late, I made a call to the girls and Skyped my Mother. We left the hotel about 11.30 and walked with our luggage to the train station. Our train was already at the platform even though we were there about 45 minutes prior to the departure but that was good, we were able to get aboard …
Took the Goldener Pass train from Montreux to Zweisimmen, through spectacular Alpine scenary.
Changed to the normal train to drop down to Spiez and Interlaken.
... close the toilet lid when we flush? Well, here.. I agree!!
- Toilet paper: One word: THICK!! Apparently, Europeans fold the pieces and North Americans crumple. Clearly these practices are due to the toilet paper thickness!!
- Train Station: In the evenings it's the equivalent of a depanneur in the suburbs, yet of course a lot worse. Crowds of youth hanging out with their friends, drinking beer and getting loud.
... so no real harm done.
In Lucerne it was warm, sunny and very humid – our Hotel was about 800m from the station so we walked out there and checked into our very basic room (NZ$160 for twin beds pushed together, no TV and shared bathroom – we did have a balcony though, looking out onto a 'quiet’ street).
Because the forecast for Sunday wasn’t so good, we talked to a very helpful lady at the tourist centre and booked a trip up ...
... I said castle. The castle was small but beautiful, set on a hill overlooking what is now a vineyard. Sadly, I could not get any pictures because there was a wedding occurring on this day as well and I did not want to be rude. Castles are not something you ever see in the US so getting to see my first ever castle was pretty cool, tomorrow I get to see one that is even bigger and better, so watch out for that post and those pictures later. On the ...