Le Grand Bellevue
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... my then wife and I and our two children toured Europe and one of the highlights was a ride on the Glacier Express. The last of the four
trains from Zweisimmen to Gstaad was also of real interest. It was the Golden Pass Panoramic train with a special viewing section for first class passengers right at the very front of the train. The photos give some idea of the effect.
I spent what ...
... to clear and we arrived at Kleine Scheidegg where we had to change trains to continue our way up to Eigergletscher. We stepped out onto snow and went into the ticket office to put on our extra layers. The kids enjoyed picking up the snow and were keen to make snow balls but we needed to catch out last train. Up the mountain we went and we were soon at our stop at the foot of the Eiger. We were the only ones to leave the train and apart from one ...
... above Wilderswil. It reminds me of Shaun the Sheep if you've ever seen the videos.
We're sad to leave Switzerland but we're looking forward to the next leg of our trip. Things about Switzerland that we observed:
- There are a ton of flies! Our apartment came with 3 fly sweaters...now we know why.
- When the buses pickup or drop off passengers, they automatically "dip" down so folks can easily get on and off.
- Lots ...
... own eyes. The top of Jungfrau is 11333ft up. When I got to the top the altitude didn't agree with me so I had some lunch as they say it's your blood sugar/pressure dropping. I thought I better help it out so I didn't pass out on the roof. The view from where I sat was amazing I looked right down a glacier. I did become highly disappointed in myself as I sat there the clouds came in. I walk right up to the very top and outside. It was freezing and I couldn't see ...
... higher up on the valley hill walls, most you can only access via cable car or train (a.k.a. no cars allowed).
Literally within seconds of arriving we were sprinting to a cable car that would zip us to the top of one of the car-free towns that offered breathtaking views of the Jungfraujoch glacier. I remember both Chip and I feeling the most at peace that we had in a long time. We simply sat and stared while ...