Hotel Royal Lucerne
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Well, what can I say about Lucerne? The town is almost like modern meets old
world. It is based around the Reuss River and from any direction in the town,
you can see the Alps. In a word, Lucerne is gorgeous.
To be honest, I didn't do a great deal in the three hours I spent in
Lucerne apart from ...
... drive it back to our accommodations where Stephanie was left there cleaning, picked up our luggage and we were off to Lucerne and the border.
Getting used to driving was not too much of an adjustment here. The driving is done on the same side of the road as in North America, so that eliminates what I’ve found to be the biggest challenge in the past. Other than that, it really is a matter of getting used to the road markings and signage. The ...
... the beach. We came back to the hotel for dinner and after, a group of us took a little stroll to a nearby hookah bar. I'm pretty sure the girls in our group were the only women in the place, and were definitely getting a lot of looks from the local Moroccan men. We had to get up VERY early the next morning for our bus ride to Chefchaouen, also known as the blue city, or what some of us deemed Smurf City. This was by far my favorite stop in Morocco because not only was a ...
... to the station to stow my bag in a locker for the day so I could again explore unencumbered. I walked back to my self-guided tour route to do better justice to sites I'd glossed over yesterday and eventually wound up back in the Schipfe district beside the Limmat to sticky beak in the super cool arts & crafts stores.
Further along the bank, I stepped through the doors of the Fraumunster (ladies church) to admire the 5 famous Chagall ...
... not spelt correctly) where we met up with a dairy farmer called Hans and his wife. He took us for a horse cart ride around his alpine home and learnt about how they take the cows up the mountain in summer and go up each day to milk them and then make mountain cheese. We then had a lovely afternoon tea where we drank klugen (hot mulled wine) and ate cheese made from Swiss brown cows milked in the alps - pretty good really. Early night due to a 7am start on our 700km trip to Paris ...