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... are autonomous. Their representatives gather once a month in the capital Bern. Each canton have their own laws etc. Switzerland is not part of the Economic Union and use the Swiss Franc although most shops accept euro notes but will give you francs in change. There is conscription and must serve for 3 weeks a year until they are 40. We arrived in Lucerne around 5.30 and look forward to exploring the city tomorrow. Off for tea now and hope to find fondue.
... her on Mount Pilatus. They approached her and wanted to know more about her. Van shrugged them off and came back inside to sit with us. I think they really did believe she was a popstar from Vietnam! #6 - Dinner at Movenpick (Code words 'eagle' and 'apple') It was starting to get dark so we decided to find a place for dinner. Unfortunately, our hopes of trying cheese fondue for dinner were dashed. Most places were ridiculously expensive (I don't want to pay 60 swiss francs ...
... for the farmers to do on the long dark winters, of course, boys being boys there was a bit of "mine is better than yours" so began the tradition of elaborate carved work .
Lunch was of course Black Forest cake ( and a hamburger and chips). Bern had warned is that real Black Forest cake that is here may be drier than we get at home. Obviously we have good Black Forest cake everywhere I have ...
... the weather wasn't at its best. It was very overcast and it was a real shame that we couldn't see the alps from the streets.
A thick fog faded out the city and we only had visual clarity of about 50meters ahead of us.
Although we kept our hopes up and we caught 2 cable cars up to Mt Pilatus.
It took about 30minutes to reach an altitude of 7000ft.
As we began the ascension to the peak of Mt Pilatus, the fog became thin ...
... ticket to St. Gallen in Zurich. Both legs of the journey were beautiful although the snow was worrisome. The delay due to a theft on the train was also worrisome, but apparently they caught the thief so it's all good. St. Gallen is a lovely old town. Luzi found us at the train station and took us for a quick walk through the streets. He never hangs out in town, but he had one chocolatier in mind. Sadly, they were closed, but we did see a lovely old monastery that looked quite clean ...