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    • Day 10

      C A N N A T R A D E - BernExpo

      May 20, 2022 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

      Comment dire.. C'était comme un film, genre a la Harold & Kumar
      Tellement d'échantillons gratos, des stoners, des passionnés de partout, tout le monde si gentil..
      J'ai pu faire ce concours de roulage de joint le plus rapide, c'était trop la classe
      J' ai passé la majorité de la journée avec David et Max, parfois leur collègue Sébastien, proper stoner team :
      Le mec qui parle a tout le monde et qui garde les contacts pour le business, le mec qui attire la beuh a lui et le passeport qui peut t'avoir ce que tu veux où tu veux ~
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    • Day 20

      Dag 20 Panorama weg

      June 10, 2022 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

      Laatste echte vakantiedag. Niet al te laat op, met de fiets naar het treinstation. We hebben een reisepass gekregen en daarmee kunnen we gratis gebruik maken van het openbaar vervoer. Als trein enthousiast wil ik wel eens in een smalspoor trein mee reizen en dan ook nog een tandheugel baan, ik heb er zin in.
      Op het station nog 15 minuten de tijd om nog wat foto's te maken.
      Het ritje naar Brünig duurt maar 10 min. Als de trein even buiten Meiringen op het tandheugel traject arriveert, mindert hij snelheid en hoor je "Klilkliklik" En neemt weer snelheid op. Leuk, dat schuine gevoel in een trein. Met een gangetje van 40 in het uur, GPS traking op de telefoon, gaat het omhoog.
      Wat mij opvalt is de reinheid. Alle treinen zijn schoon, van binnen en van buiten zélfs het materieel voor onderhoud.
      Bij Brünig begint de "Panorama weg" naar Reuti, het eerst gedeelte gaat door het bos, heerlijk koel, dan volgt na een km of 3 alpenweiden. Helaas op asfalt. Wel mooie vergezichten op de bergen. Na 3,5 uur en nog 3 Km te gaan beginnen onze knieën zeer te doen. We besluiten om de bus naar Reuti te nemen. Daar nemen we zeilbahn terug naar beneden naar Meiringen.
      Nadat we onszelf opgefrist hebben gaan we lekker uit eten in Meiringen, we hebben gereserveerd bij Bar en Grill Röslli, dat was een goede keuze. Als aperitief nemen we kirch met prosecco en vers rood fruit. Lekker! Gevolgd romige groentesoep. Anja neemt witte en groene asperges met Hollandse saus en ik een hamburger van een plaatselijk rund. Onze serveerster heet Bernadette een heerlijk mens. We komen aan de klets, ze houdt van de bergen en fotograveren.
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    • Day 78

      Jauenpass

      May 22 in Switzerland ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

      With the weather forecasts swinging this way and that - and often missing, I decided to ride on East. On Dario's reco, I planned to ride over the Jauenpass up at 1500 m.

      The ride up was with a sombre light, with sudden splashes of sunlight giving emerald green views. These are the pre-Alps, so they're generously forested and make for pleasant riding. As pleasant as cranking up 1000m can be.

      I rode down the other side of the pass in a blaze, at one point hitting 65 kmph! From there on the trail joined the lake route, heading towards Thunersee.

      Near Spiez I climbed up to Aeschi and was greeted warmly by Nicole (swiss flight attendant), Adrian and their sons. We ate a lovely meal, with me trying to explain my story in German now instead of French. Somewhere close to the Jauenpass, the language had silently switched to German.
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    • Day 4

      Über die Glaner Alpen

      August 13, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

      Schade aber das Wetter trieb uns vom Klöntalersee weiter. Also am besten einmal schaun wie es hinter den Glaner Alpen so aussieht. Bernd trotze dem Pass über die Alpen problemlos. Immer wieder aufregend solche Höhen und so klein windige Straßen. Maren brauchte am Vierwaldstättersee erstmals die erste naturbelassene Waschung :)
      In Interlaken gab es die ersten Spaghetti und schorlieren with a view. Und ja der Wetter forecast sah gut aus.✊
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    • Day 5

      Wispile

      December 25, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

      A couple km up at Wilespie (pronouced Vishpeel... I think).

      We thought hiking with about fifty layers of clothing would be a good idea. It wasn't. We got about 500m out and had to turn back due to fitness limitations and ensuing heat stress. Wish I had a snowmobileRead more

    • Day 13

      Geburtstagsfeier im Berner Oberland

      July 4, 2020 in Switzerland ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

      Der französiche Charme des Unvollkommenen weicht dem Genfer Prunk und Protz. Wir reihen uns am Südufer in eine endlose Schlange überwiegend teurer Fahrzeuge ein. In Thonon-les-Bains haben wir vom Kolonnefahren genug und schwenken in Richtung Morzine nach Süden. Dann geht es über den Pas de Morgins und es öffnet sich der Blick auf die Dents du Midi, die sich zum Fotostopp aber in Wolken verhüllen. Hinab an die Rhone, dann ab Aigle wieder hinauf in den Naturpark Gruyere und an Gstaad vorbei durch das Simmental an den türkis leuchtenden Thuner See.

      In Schwanden (Sigriswil) oberhalb des Thuner Sees endet ein langer Fahrtag. Der Blick vom Balkon unseres Berghotels ist wunderbar, Eiger und Mönch sind zwar vom Rothorn verdeckt, aber die schneebedeckte Jungfrau ist gut zu sehen. Wir treffen Geburtstagskind Vera sowie Willi und Sabine und verbringen einen äußerst lustigen Abend. Natürlich mit Rösti, das es heute auf das Titelbild des Footprints schafft, aber ohne Wally Schneider, die ihr Unterhaltungsprogramm glücklicherweise erst am 8. August zum Besten gibt.
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    • Day 14

      Rothorn

      July 5, 2020 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

      Es ist ein Traumtag. Vera hat eine Wanderung auf das Rothorn herausgesucht. Über 1.000 Höhenmeter und eine Landschaft wie gemalt warten auf uns. Nach 3,5 Stunden stehen wir am Gipfelkreuz, links davon sind Eiger, Mönch und Jungfrau zu sehen. In der anderen Richtung funkelt der Thuner See. Vielleicht ist es an der Ostsee auch schön, dort scheint sich halb Deutschland zu versammeln, sofern man den Nachrichten Glauben schenken mag. Aber ganz ehrlich: Wir würden nicht tauschen wollen.Read more

    • Day 45

      THE SWISS ALPS !

      June 23, 2022 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

      So I got myself over to the mountains ! I was worried about the trains getting there but I managed pretty well🤞
      The train ride to Grindelwald was like nooo otherrrr. I have decided that this blue is my favourite colour. I sat next to a girl from Vietnam who was travelling with another Vietnamese girl that she had met by talking in Vietnamese on the phone and they had been together for the last 3 days. Her name is Khanh and she was doing uni on exchange in Madrid and we chatted the whole train ride.
      I was trying to ask the lady in the seat opposite me something so I asked if she spoke English and she said no but then started talking to me in English so I was so so confused. When she got off, Khanh proceeded to tell me that I had actually asked her if I she spoke German. Welp 🙊
      Anyway I caught the gondola up to Maennlichen and took a quick selfie because I was the only one in it and it’s not everyday you can get a photo with such ginormous mountains. I hope the gondola camera security people enjoyed watching me hold on when I went over the bumpy bits 🥰
      There were some cute cows with bells that rang when they moved and then quite a big cow as the kids playground.
      I walked from Maennlichen about an hour and a half to Kleine Scheidegg and I saw a group of 3 walkers ( who turned out to be from England and one had a daughter living in Melbourne) trying to take a self timer photo with Mount Eiger (and it was not working for them) so I offered to get one for them. They then snapped this shot of me , so here I am with Mount Eiger !
      Then also the same with these 2 girls when I walked into a cute viewpoint hut at Kleine Scheidegg, so here is me in my blue raincoat and backpack- and then a selfie with my blue bucket hat to match💙 no I did not bring any other clothes as my brain didn’t really register that it was in the mountains, there was snow, and so it would be cold? Very luckily I had a completely funny day until I got onto my train home !
      I have also added some more cows for your enjoyment (make sure to imagine the bells ringing when they move). And then here are some more pics on the train ride down to Lauterbrunnen ;))
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    • Day 30

      Show #8 - Thun

      June 18, 2022 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

      Angekommen bei bestem Wetter in Thun in der Schweiz. Nach einem schwitzigen, aber schnellem Aufbau machen wir erst einmal einen Ausflug zum Thunersee.
      Der fast 50km² große Bergsee liegt herrlich eingebettet in einem Bergpanorama. Im anliegenden Strandbad machen wir es uns auf einer Wiese mit kühlen Getränken gemütlich und genießen den Ausblick auf die mit Schnee bedeckten Bergspitzen. Arbeiten kann ja so stressig sein 😋

      Am Abend hat die Produktionsleitung uns zu einem BBQ eingeladen. So sitzen wir ein paar Stunden später bei ausgelassener Stimmung an der Arena und werden vom Catring lecker begrillt.

      Aber genug von dem Tourlaubsteil 😄.
      Neuer Tag und weiter geht's. Aufbauen, Show spielen, Abbauen. Die schweizer Helfer sind eine super Truppe, mit denen man trotz ein paar kleinen Kommunikationsschwierigkeiten sehr gut arbeiten kann.
      Und so verlassen wir gut gelaunt die schöne Schweiz.
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    • Day 45

      Trümmelbachfälle and last🇨🇭day🥺

      June 23, 2022 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

      This is a long one, so you really don’t have to read. The pictures say enough 🤞❤️ I have started to use this app honestly as a diary of the things that have happened on my trip so I can look back at it and the photos that match the stories :)

      When I got to Lauterbrunnen from the top of the mountain I walked to a waterfall and you took a lift in a tunnel up and got to see different pats of the fall. At the top , there was a huge amount of water coming out and it was so fast. It sprayed onto you when you leaned over the tunnel (it was inside and lit up by lights and a small bit of natural light from parting in the rocks above it) and so I wore my rain jacket so I could go closer. It was so so loud you could hear it from ages away. I got some cute older people who I caught the lift up to the top with to take a picture for me so here I am with a bit of the waterfall next to me !
      On the bus back we passed a restaurant that was chilling drinks in a little stream which was very cute and smart.

      It had been sunny all day which was amazing (as this was the same day as the other hike) and so it started pouring on the train back. My train to Zug got cancelled, then the next train stopped before Zug because a tent had fallen onto the tracks in the wind. All of this was told to me over the loud speaker in German but I have become quite good at realising something is wrong when the people around me start sighing or walking away from the platform or looking up other train timetables. Everyone is really nice and most people speak English so I asked the lady who was doing a sudoku next to me what the speaker had said and she told me we all had to get a bus !

      Another girl then overheard me saying I was going to Zug and said she was too so we caught the replacement bus together. She was really sweet and told me about how she grew up in Germany but her dad was from Dubai and her mum from India, and she told me about how she found it living there as a resident and how she had moved to Switzerland so she would have more freedom and to be able to work. She told me about her cat too who is apparently a deva and how her husband got another cat because he was jealous and his cat is quite the gentlemen. Anyway , it was really late by the time we got there but she walked me to my bus stop because she was going a similar way so that all made the trip quite fun even though it took me 5 hours to get home instead of about half that.

      I didn’t do much yesterday (the 24th). It rained all day so I FaceTimed some friends and fam, watched some tv and tidied up to pack my bags. There was also some sort of plane show that happened during me eating my lunch so that was pretty cool (a bit scary at first- it was so loud and seemed unusual because all of the neighbours were taking photos) but I later saw a sign about some sort of plane festival so I guess I just got a sneak peak <3
      The sun came out in the afternoon and so I went on a walk in both directions around the lake at the perfect time to see the sun making the trees and buildings and windows and water golden. It was so beautiful. The photos are in the second half of this post :)

      This morning I went for a very early swim in the lake and the water was warmer than the air. It was so so luvlyyyy. Then I packed my bags and got on the train to Milano Centrale to then go to Rome again. I will miss Switzerland a lot and will most definitely come back 🤞🌼
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    Canton de Berne, Bern, Berne, Berna, 베른 주

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