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Reached Lucerne at around 12:00 noon on a train from Zurich.The train journey was amazing as the train went past the very famous,rich,carpet-like green pastures specked with yellow flowers rolling lazily against the splendid mountains .Had heard a lot about it only now i begin to understand why it is considered heaven on earth...I think that it is …
... Then when we ordered tea, we asked for Lasagna, offered to pay with a card but didn't accept cards so had to pay with euros again and got Swiss Francs change. Then when the meals turned up we had spring rolls and cous cous instead. Still,pretty nice and we got a free hot chocolate because she had mucked up our order. A bit of an adventure really.
Finished the evening with a lovely walk to the old city along the lake shore. A relaxing and enjoyable ...
... today. Exiting the train and walking out to the observation deck you needed your sunglasses as it was just bright white everywhere. There was absolutely nothing to see. The ground was slippery with snow and ice so you had to be careful where you placed your feet. Strangely there were crows flying around and people feeding them scraps from their lunch. We were keen to eat lunch and consulted our Pilatus map for options. It said there were two hotels with restaurants up here - we just ...
... a photo.
I also think I'm addicted to kaffe creme.
It was a beautiful day for walking so walk we did toward and along Rathausquai and Old Town.
We had some stale bread so brought that along to feed the swans.
They are exactly like those scavenger Winged Rats and other water fowl, swarm you to feed then off to the next food source.
Fun while it lasted then we relaxed and sunned for awhile.
Hit the farmer's ...
... something, e.g. fondue bourgignonne (bits of beef filet fried in a pot of oil), fondue chinoise (thin slices of meat or other things cooked in a pot of broth) etc. And chocolate fondue isn’t really popular in Switzerland though it may be served at touristy restaurants here but is not a normal Swiss home meal.
T's absolutely horrified expressions when he sees a fondue that is other than cheese is quite hilarious.