Our last day in Venice, so we wanted to see some of the other islands. Most famous are Murano (glass) and Burano (lace), both of which I’ve been to twice before. This time, however, we went to some different ones as well (some on purpose, others, not so much…) We’d planned to go really early, […]Read more "Murano, Burano and other Venetian Islands"
I got up around 7 and headed straight out to the San Marco Piazza, to avoid the tourists….too late, but at least they weren’t the throng they are later in the day. Eileen had a bit of a lie-in, while I went photo-walking: After that we went to breakfast in the hotel and planned our […]Read more "Venice Day 2"
Had a real sleep in this morning! I was still dreaming when Eileen woke me at 8.30! Had a shower and we went down to breakfast, which was quite good. We went back to our room and we did a spot of washing, since we had several nights here. Then we got our stuff for […]Read more "Venice Day 1"
Had a sleep in to 7.30 this morning! Worked on my blog a bit and then headed for the United nations building, stopping at a cafe that’s got great reviews on the way. Unfortunately, it serves nothing but dry croissant and coffee for breakfast. Very disappointing. After that we headed off to the United nations […]Read more "More Geneva"
We got up early to get the train to Gruyere… And changed our minds en route to stopping at Romont instead of going on. It was a good decision. The views along the way were gorgeous as always: The town has a medieval wall still around most of the Old town. We got there around […]Read more "Romont, Yvoire and more on Lake Geneva"
We went to the station and got ourselves a Geneva Lake and Alps Pass for 5 days – with 2 days of unlimited travel on boats, trains, trams etc. So we had to make the most of it. We got ourselves some breakfast and caught the train to Montreux on the other end of the […]Read more "Around Lake Geneva"
We started from Grindelwald after a leisurely breakfast and got into Interlaken in time to organise a lunch to have on the train to Bern and then Geneva. The trip once we hit Lake Geneva was beautiful! (So was Bern, but it was too brief and I couldn’t get good photos!). We got to Geneva […]Read more "Travelling day from Grindelwald to Geneva"
We couldn’t get out of Interlaken fast enough (sorry, Interlaken, it’s not you…) and headed to Grindelwald. It’s only about 30 minutes away, but so different. We dropped our luggage off at our beautiful lodge and went for a coffee and planning session. We walked down to the Pfingstegg gondola station and then got ourselves […]Read more "Grindelwald"
We had an early breakfast and then headed to the train for the first leg up the Jungfrau (sounds dirty ;-). We had to catch 4 different trains each way…And they got fuller and fuller as we went up. We were lucky and got window seats all the way, though! The final train stopped at […]Read more "Top of Europe – Jungfaujoch"
Woke up pretty early, as usual, and packed our stuff up before going in search of breakfast. We wandered down a street we hadn’t actually been down before and ended up having a really nice breakfast of cheese and cold cuts and preserves with bread and croissants. And 2 cups of coffee each, since it […]Read more "Interlaken"
We got up early to another sunshine-y day. We went to the station for breakfast and coffee to go, and had it in our room while packing. Somehow, my suitcase didn’t want to contain my stuff anymore. It was weird, since there was nothing new in it… Anyway, after our nice brekky we headed back […]Read more "Thun"
After crashing last night, we woke up during the night but didn’t get up til 6am – nothing would’ve been open and we have no coffee in our room – I know! It’s the pits! So we went to the station around the corner and got ourselves mozarella and tomato rolls for breakfast, along with […]Read more "Zurich Day 2"