Published: July 3rd 2007July 3rd 2007
After breakfast we headed straight for Lucerne, Switzerland. It was a long, but interesting bus ride, deeply enriched by our tour guide, Andre. As we’ve talked to him more throughout the trip we have been increasingly impressed. He studied at Oxford and the Universtiy of London, among other schools and speaks 9 languages fluently. He used to teach at the London school of economics, where he taught John F. Kennedy. He actually just knows everything about everything! Every sight and every district we come across he is able to discuss with thorough knowledge, interspersing his tours with quotations and readings from interesting and relevant articles he has recently come across.
We arrived in Lucerne, where we were released onto the shops. It seems like that is the main attraction here, though there are so many other things to do and see. The weather was very bad though, so shopping it was. Dad bought me a Swiss Army knife and we indulged in some Swiss chocolate. We also braved the rain and walked around the town a little bit, including the famous covered bridge and Lion monument, which Mark Twain called (and we would agree) the saddest monument he had
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