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... tried to push in front of us by coming in from the side. That is one thing I will not miss about Switzerland—whether it’s in a line for bread or at the Opera, people just walk up and budge in line. I can’t imagine what merging at a ski hill in the Swiss Alps is like! We ended up paying 20 Fr. for 270 Fr. front row box seats. We couldn’t believe what a deal it was! Europe certainly seems to treat their ...
... a restaurant situated on the side of the ski slope where people who would be skiing for the day could stop in and have a coffee or something to eat. Once again the hospitality and food was immaculate. Mushroom soup with a pastry top was probably the stand out which Tom ordered for entree, followed meat and more Rosti for me, mouth watering. I dd however have to refuse Petra's offer of a wine as my head was already spinning due to the altitude ...
After a bit of wandering the almost empty streets, I headed to the Swiss National Museum to explore a fascinating exibit called Kapital: histoy of commerce from Venice and Amsterdam in the 1100's to the modern dynamics of the USA and China. It was very well presented and even had a globe, minus Australia (before it had been discovered.) With a few minutes left on my 24 hour card, I went to the Helmshaus to see some modern Swiss paintings and get a ...
... me forever.
on a train towards Interlaken for my 2nd marathon – I’ll let you
know how that works out tomorrow!
Sunday - The Jungfrau marathon begins in the town of
Interlaken and then snakes its way up the mountains of Eiger and Jungfrau. It
is known as the most beautiful marathon in the world and you can easily see
why. Many of the runners ...
... and the dogs are cute but unreasonably vicious. Luckily we survived and decided to warm up our stomachs for Italy and smashed down some gelati. The next stop on our Swiss adventure was Rhine falls. After Iguassu I didn’t think another water fall would impress me. Once there I was surprisingly impressed the water fall didn’t have much of a drop but the sheer amount of water was pretty incredible. There had been walkways constructed so that ...