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... running late that was his second trip to the station looking for us. Great service, especially when you consider the way it was raining. When we got to Babs and Michel's place Noemie was busy trying to finish her assignment before the deadline of Monday 6 PM and Valentin was getting organised for his DJ work that evening. The following day I caught up with Beppu (mate I grew up with) over a couple of beers and for dinner Babs ...
neighborhoods. Before leaving town, we
also visited Munster Platz, a huge gothic church, and the largest of its kind
in this area. Tom had been in Bern for a
class and joined us around noon. While
passing through the central plaza some purchases were made from local vendors for
our dinner, and among them was a luscious hunk of parmesan cheese, which I was
able to totally consume prior to dinner, commencing on the train ...
... platform. Needless to say that the view over the city more than compensated for the climb.
After a well deserved coffee break we had a look the Chindlifresserbrunne. This rather barbaric looking fountain shows an oger who is eating kids (and that in peace-loving Switzerland...). Apparently the fountain was built to scare kids. Hope you are not too scared to read our next entry about our Swiss mountain hike...
... we’re both nerds), saw the bears that Bern is famous for, went to different lakes and the cities around them, saw a few castles. It was really nice to just explore the countryside, and gave us a chance to get rested up and just relax before Barcelona. We didn’t go out in Switzerland but there is one funny story I feel like sharing that we got out of Switzerland.
Since we were staying in Biel we were really close to a lake. Of course we wanted to ...
... of huntsmen felled a mighty brown bear. On that sight the Duke established his new city, and called it Bern after the Old German word for bear. A relatively small city that makes up for in grandeur what it lacks in size, Bern is the capital of the Confoederatio Helvetica of Switzerland and my destination for this weekend. I awoke at 06:50 on Saturday in order to catch an early train to Bern. The trains run every half an hour, and so I was able to catch a train at ...