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Europe » Switzerland » North-West » Berne February 6th 2016

Tomorrow I fly to London and I'm ready to go... anyways I'll get to that in a moment. Firstly since my last post I've travelled about 30 miles on foot through parks, gardens, downtown and 14 miles along the Aare river. This place has some very impressive natural landscapes and an incredible backdrop of the Alps. The food here is also quite good. The last two days were good adventuring and today I went down to the train station to get my ticket for tomorrow and make sure I planned out my trip (I have to take a train to Zurich to catch a plane to London at 11am and I wanted to make sure there were no issue). Well I found that the quiet little town had transformed into a madhouse, there were protest and ... read more
Downtown Bern

Europe » Switzerland » North-West » Berne February 4th 2016

This morning is the second morning in switzerland and I awoke to find that it had snowed last night. While it may be cold it is definily beautiful. Yesterday I ventured forth and spent the day wandering around the town admiring the old town district. It wasn't until I got hungry that I remembered that I no literally no German, so instead of ordering mystery food from one of the very expensive restraunts in old town I got some bread and yogurt from the nearby gas station and had my own little feast. Anyways I spent the rest of the night looking up important phrases like "Ich mochte" and "Ich bin nicht in der Lage, Deutsch zu sprechen, und ich fühle mich schlecht über sie" so now I am ready for the new day. Did I ... read more

Europe » Switzerland » North-West » Berne February 2nd 2016

I'm writing this first post from the comfort of my own bed at a quaint little bed and breakfast setup on one of the many hills just outside of Bern Switzerland. As I am writing this I have the joy of listening to my Swiss neighbor (who also happens to be the only other patron here) in the room next door having a rather song like conversation on the phone. Aside from the paper thin walls this place is really quite exceptional with all the standard amenities with the charm of your grandmothers house. it also has an absolutely stunning view of the alps from the lobby balcony that a picture cannot do justice. Anyways I got the blog setup and while there's more to the adventure that will have to wait as it is time ... read more

Europe » Switzerland » North-East » Zürich » Zürich January 30th 2016

Just robbed a bank to get some cash... read more

Europe » Switzerland » South-West » Interlaken January 10th 2016

The sun rises over the mountains in Interlaken. It is like someone opening up a gift. With each tear and turn of the paper, a priceless gift is revealed. Interlaken feels like landscape overload. The massive mountains surround the little town with small shops, cafes, and a few hostels, bringing a feeling of comfort and security to the area. It was September and the weather was cold, but not cold enough for the accumulation of snow. Thus, the Alps looked dark green from the infinite number of pine trees. Among these pine trees and looking up above, paragliders glided down 5,000-6,000 feet. They swayed back and forth with ease and grace. The gliders seemed to be floating rather than gliding. From ground level, the Alps formed a circle around Interlaken. The Alps were so massive that ... read more

Europe » Switzerland » North-West » Basel December 13th 2015

2015 has been a year of many changes and some truly excellent adventures! Among the year’s recent highlights was a meeting with dear Winnie, who still lives in Paris. Early in the fall, we decided to pick a Christmas market in some European city to spend a weekend in December catching up. There are no words for the feeling of giving her a hug after the attacks in Paris last month. We could not have been more fortunate with our chosen destination, as the backdrop for our wandering and conversations was sun-soaked Basel, Switzerland. The fun of Basel starts right from the airport. When exiting, one has to be careful to walk out into the right country, because different exits lead to Switzerland and France! I took the Swiss exit and made my way into the ... read more
Local bakery breakfast
Christmas Markets in Basel
Happy to be together!

Europe » Switzerland October 25th 2015

Donnerstag, 14.05.15 - 25.10.15 Die Zeit in der Schweiz ging auch dieses Mal viel zu schnell vorbei, obwohl ich über fünf Monate Zuhause war. Zuerst bedanke ich mich bei all den Leuten, die sich Zeit für mich genommen haben, es hat mich riesig gefreut, Euch wieder zu sehen und über Gott und die Welt zu schwatzen! Es würde mich natürlich freuen, auch während meiner Reise ab und zu von Euch zu hören/lesen! An all diejenigen, die von mir enttäuscht sind über meine Reaktion, dass ich mich nicht gemeldet habe, es tut mir leid! Aber es steht ja auch nirgendwo geschrieben, dass sich nur derjenige melden MUSS, der eine Reise macht respektive zurück kommt. Abgesehen davon melde ich mich schon mit meinen Reiseblogs. Ihr seid auf jeden Fall immer in meinen Gedanken, ob es umgekehrt auch so ... read more

Europe » Switzerland » North-West » Lucerne October 6th 2015

Hi World, meet your new travelers! We are sort of ready to visit all your lovely places, meet all the people that you have in mind for us, and live and experience all there is. The preparations have come to an end and we are dying to get in the van and go. As for me, I still have to work two more night, for Koen though, he is on his way, heading for Swiserland to pick me up. The last couple of months Koen had done a lot of work, he made something out of nothing. From big changes to the smallest details, from needs to comfort. And with comfort, I really mean comfort, you won't believe me when I tell you that they build a real woodstove in the van! Can you imagine! Thanks ... read more

Europe » Switzerland » South-West » Geneva October 2nd 2015

So once again I am pretty behind on the update so not a lot of details in this blog post, sorry peoples. First time going to Switzerland my dad woke me up since I had passed out after my alarm ringing and I almost missed the flight, theres a first time for everything. I guess Spain may have a bad influence on me somehow. Made it there and had a lift with a blablacar ride, guy and mom talking in their own language and in the end I passed out and slept all the way to Aarau. My friend was working all day at the tattoo studio there, but his friends brought me down to the river for a swim and for beers - its like a small piece of paradise, and I would never have ... read more

Europe » Switzerland » South-West » Interlaken September 22nd 2015

Decided today to go to Lauterbrunnen and from there to Murren, which are jumping off points to the Swiss Alps and, in summer, to dozens of walking and biking tracks. Old friends, Diane and Lindsay Toole of Nelson, have been coming to this area for years and have walked the mountains for 100's of kilometres in that time. They had given us some pointers for stuff we could do in a short time hence the visit to Lauterbrunnen etc. It was a train from Interlaken to Wilderswil then a change to another train to Zweilutschinen then another change up to Lauterbrunnen with another change to a mountain railway train to Murren where the height ramps up a bit to 1645 metres or 5,400 feet. This was still not very high by Alps standards but an interesting ... read more
Not a beanie
Cow Series 2
Murren to Gretschalp

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