Interlaken Adventure Playground.

Trip Start Nov 27, 2012
Trip End May 18, 2013

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Flag of Switzerland  , Swiss Alps,
Monday, January 21, 2013

Setting off from Lake Como the weather was not looking good and within minutes of crossing the Swiss border the weather closed in. Travelling the two lane freeway, speeds dropped from 120 kph down to 60 kph as a snow storm and low visibility took effect.

Driving in this was not as bad as Steve thought it would be as everyone drove to suit the conditions. What amazed us was the number of tunnels that we entered. One was 10km long!

Eventually we came out of one tunnel to blue skies and stunning scenery. This scenery was to follow us all the way to Interlaken. Having booked a one night stay it was soon obvious we should have stayed longer. This is an adrenaline junkie's heaven. It is a stunning town which caters for all manner of sports - from Sky diving and landing in a park in the middle of the city, to cannyoning, of course skiing, bungee jumping, night sledding, paragliding and even a train that takes you near the top of the mountains.

If you’re looking for a watch this is the best place in the world as it seemed as if every second shop sold Swiss watches.

The city itself is at the base of the famous Eiger Mountain which sits alongside the Monch and the massive Jungfrau. To say the views from our Best Western hotel were stunning would be an understatement.

One thing though, Switzerland was easily the most expensive place we have been to.  Food and drinks were right up there with Australian prices with few cheap eating options. I suppose you accept it when you have such stunning vistas.

One thing Steve wanted to do was glacier golf, up on Jungfrau put on the Moon boots and try his luck on the course, but at $10.00 per shot anyone who knows Steve’s latest scores in normal golf will understand why this wasn’t an option.

Some places just make an impression on you straight away. Interlaken was this place. Just make sure you have plenty of cash to enjoy all the options!
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