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... a cycling show somewhere.
So we jumped on a train and headed back to Solothurn. By the
time we found the cycle shop in Solothurn it was also closed, this time for
lunch. We settled down for a drink before returning to get the puncture fixed.
After lunch at camp we decided to go for a swim in the
river. The water must be about 18 degrees, very refreshing.
... movie. From Basel to Solothurn I had to switch trains in Olten. There was only a 4 minute time window but because I had two huge bags I couldn't run fast enough to make my connection so I had to wait another 30 minutes for the next train. Upon arriving in Solothurn the walk to the apartment was easy (about 3 minutes). The apartment is VERY nice. The only thing I was missing was food. There are no grocery stores near by but ...
... restaurant, then prepare for some interesting walks/ adventures starting tomorrow.
Day 2 - Monday. we decided to go to Lauterbrunnen today, as this was the pick of the weather, with the temp only getting down to -4*, whereas other days will be down to -11*. The train took us in Interlaken Ost, then we changed to arrive at Lauterbrunnen. The train ride was very scenic, but not mor so than Lauterbrunnen itself, I was simply sensational. ...
... really needed, and hostels always have sheets. The silk sleeping
bag was practical, not really warm.
Bank and Passport
n-Copy of passports (might be useful to show to untrusty policemen)
v-2 Credit cards (Amex and Mastercard) (VISA is probably more useful)
n-Travelcash card (Only useful is you loose the rest because ...
... return to the States soon to “take care of business” there and bring back some of my things. I am so looking forward to see some of you again there! I am not sure what emotions this last leg of my journey will bring: regrets, doubts or more uncertainty? But first of all it is excitement and joy; after all, I get to travel again even if it is the familiar route of CH to Chicago. To my shame I have to confess that I can't wait ...