September 13, 2012
There’s not much I can tell you about the Alps that will translate better than the pictures. As an old friend would say, a thousand to one is a miserable exchange rate. Let’s just say that, despite it taking nearly an entire day of travel (train from Lucerne to Interlaken, another train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen, an aerial cablecar to Grütschalp, and yet another train from Grütschalp to Mürren), it was all worth it. Sometimes, the process of getting there is just as extraordinary as the destination.
September 11, 2012
As you can tell, Lucerne is unfairly pretty. Bisected by a river so clean you can drink its water, astride a sparkling lake, under the shadows of Rigi and Pilatus, I spent a lot of time giggling incredulously at how charming the town was.
September 9, 2012
If you can guess what movie that line’s from, I think we’d be friends in real life.
Like I mentioned earlier, we’ve been in (gorgeous, sunny, delightful, cheese-filled) Switzerland this week. We spent a couple of days in Zurich, trained over to Lucerne yesterday, and plan to go to Mürren tomorrow. So, no My Paris post today, but here’s some love from my iPhone of what this country’s looked like so far.
We stayed at the same hotel as the last time we were in Zurich, which meant I got to eat breakfast and hang out and read in this slick library bar again. It used to be a brewery so I drank accordingly.
Speaking of breakfast: is there anything better than a fresh, locally sourced, well-stocked hotel breakfast?
Lucerne is, for a lack of a better word, picturesque. It’s a small city tucked into the folds of hills and mountains with a river and a lake and well-preserved medieval architecture.
July 23, 2012
I might have done Zurich wrong. Usually, what you want to do when you’re traveling is to spend as little time in and around your hotel as possible. Get out to the center of town, or maybe the outskirts if you want the true, untouristed experience. Eat local food, learn where the rivers are and which way they flow, learn how to navigate public transportation.
I didn’t do that on this trip. Honestly, I must have been within three blocks of the hotel for at least 75% of my time in the city. But can you blame me? Take a look at this place!