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Today we travelled to Basel to meet our good friend Peter, from our long ago stay in Norfolk. We had lost touch for various reasons over the years, and our trip proved to be a wonderful opportunity to meet again. We faced a four hour train journey, but it was booked first class, and did travel through the alps, so it passed pleasantly and quickly, and we were soon reunited with Peter, who had kindly offered to ...
... were wiped out from the kids waking them up early that day so Frank and I decided to try a Mexican restaurant that they recommended. I have to say the quality was very good. The chips and salsa were sub par (but we all know how picky I am about my chips and salsa). The food was good but bland for Mexican standards, which I imagine is pretty typical round these parts. Oddly it was quite comforting to hear people speaking ...
... goodness. I was in heaven.
We strolled along for awhile then headed back to the house to put the kids to bed. Then the magic happened. Martin made actual Swiss fondue, like the REAL DEAL fondue with Kirsch and cheesy wonderfulness. It was Amazing and the best meal we had the entire trip! The boys went outside for cigars and Cognac and the ladies stayed inside and caught up on each others lives. It was a late night but it was so wonderful to see what the Rupperts had been up ...
... a sign telling you to break but I don't know if you actually have to, it didn't help the instructions were in German.. It was good fun though pretty cold, sitting on a chairlift for a while then freezing air blasting you on the way down.
It looked like a pretty cool place, there was a BMX track down the mountain too and sleds for when there was snow. It didn't seem like that was open though as I didn't see any bikes and ...
... forest which would otherwise have easily been missed. The town was built around a lovely old abbey which was open free to the public and had a beautiful painted ceiling and huge marble pillars. There was also a stream running through the middle of the town next to the main street, which made a nice little walk with shops on one side and the river flowing along side us. We stopped at a café for ...