Bed, Breakfast and Lunch..
Trip Start Apr 12, 2008
54Trip End Jun 18, 2008
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- Not much happened today... just walked around Lucerne...
- Bought a bunch of pocket knives for souvenirs... as you do when you're in Switzerland.
- Used the EEE pc to get free wifi...
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A breakfast buffet was served each morning at our hotel, so we filled up on cold meats, cheese, coffee, hot chocolate, bread, jam as well as eggs. We even took away a couple of sandwiches for lunch - but didn't tell them that.
Anyway, we headed to the train station and ferry dock as I had read in the Eurail book that the ferry rides were free, so we went to check it out. Only problem with the 'free' rides were that they ate up a day on your pass, so we left and decided to do it tomorrow instead as we would be moving onto Innsbruck anyway, so didn't have to use up that extra day..
Given that we didn't really have anything else planned as we'd already done the whole alp experience, we just strolled around Lucerne's pedestrian friendly streets. This meant that we also resumed our search for the 'right' Swiss army knife for Brian. It took a good few hours for him to decide, and he ended up getting the Victorinox Field Master one. And yes, it did have a wood saw on it.. *roll eyes*
By about 1pm, we had already walked the whole of the old town about 5 times, had our first taste of expensive Swiss truffles and bought our souvenir Army knives, so decided to head back to the hotel to rest a little while. I ended up watching a couple of shows on the Eee PC, while Brian finished playing Apollo Justice on the DS.
We headed out again a few hours later to check the times for the ferry in the morning, and also to see if there were any roast chickens left at one of the food outlets that we had walked past earlier that day. Chicken doesn't seem to be a huge part of the European diet as we haven't found many places which offer it, must be expensive or something..
When leaving the ferry dock, we saw 3 policemen herding a swan from the bridge back into the water. It was pretty funny to watch, I wonder how often that happens as there are quite a few swans around..
Anyway, we did end up getting ½ a roast chook for tea as well as a nice garden salad from the co-op. Much cheaper than anything that we'd get from a proper restaurant, so we were satisfied. What made us even happier was that we could get free wifi - first place we've come across so far in Europe, so sat next to Lake Lucerne and surfed the 'net and replied to a few emails.. ;)