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    • Day4

      Day 4🇨🇭

      July 24, 2022 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

      Today was a special day!
      We woke up in Geneva and went for a morning coffee. Then we had to catch the train to Zurich. Scenery was lovely - as is the whole of Switzerland - and we enjoyed looking out the window. However we had a crying baby next to us which we felt sorry for (the whole duration of the ride was 2h 40m..). Arriving in Zurich was lovely, we had time to walk around, get a snack from COOP! (You know we love that supermarket), walk on Bahnhoffstrasse (the road with all the expensive shops) and remember the walks we had with Stamos back in 2019! It amazed me how I remembered where everything was and how to move around town. We also took a picture outside of the restaurant Stamos took us for Fondue.
      After our walk, we boarded the train to Sargans. It was time to go find our friends, Martina and Mathias who we had met back in December in Aqaba, Jordan. We were both travelling from Jordan to Athens, when our car rental agency hadn’t arrived to collect the cars the morning of the flight🙄. Eventually, we boarded the plane and when we got to Athens I gave Martina a piece of paper with my name and Phone number on it just in case they needed any help while in Greece!
      And that’s how it all happened. While they were still in Greece we met at Sweet Habit for a coffee and said we’d meet again.
      So now was the day! We were so happy to see them again. Btw, Martina and Mathias had been travelling the world for 10 months and got back to Switzerland in April (I hope I’m not getting this wrong!) so we wanted to hear about their adventure!
      They met us at Mels Post and it felt super nice to see them again. We went to their new house, they showed us around and we also met their new family member - Chewie the cat!
      Then we all got our swimming costumes on and went to the pool to cool down. We taught them the word “χαλαρά” (halara) and it was funny to talk about the differences between our cultures.
      They really looked after us! They prepared raclette, Matthias’s favourite Swiss food (the one he missed the most on their travelling) which is special cheese melted with all sorts of toppings over boiled baby potatoes. It was delicious!
      Then we all sat and chatted which felt very familiar and spontaneous. It’s nice to have foreign friends ❤️
      When it was bed time, Chewie was full of energy so I played with him for a bit to try and tire him out. Not entirely sure that worked, but he was super cute and jumping all over the place.
      Martina and Mathias made us feel just like home - they promised to visit Athens so we’ll be waiting for them 100%!
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      Great selection of food!



    • Day6

      Klettern am Haldenstein + Fliegen Pizol

      August 21, 2021 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

      Zunächst fuhren wir heute weiter Richtung Norden. Bei Chur fanden wir unterwegs ein günstig gelegenes Klettergebiet, ganz in der Nähe der Autobahn: den Haldenstein!

      Der Fels war eher plattig, und er war trotz der langen Kletterhistorie hier noch richtig gut zu klettern!

      Wie legten nur ein paar Routen hin und machten dann für den Rest des Tages eigene Pläne. Ich packte meinen Gleitschirm und legte noch „schnell“ eine 2-Stunden Tour auf den Pizol hin - 1.400 Höhenmeter. Erst gab es noch einen Eiskaffee und eine Schorle, das war wohl verdient! Der Flug hinunter war herrlich: ich war die einzige Fliegerin, die Bahn hatte schon aufgehört und dann 20 Minuten abgleiten ins Tal! 🤩

      Natascha holte mich am Landeplatz ab und wir verbrachten den frühen Abend zuerst am Walensee und gingen Baden und dann - nach kurzem Ärgern mit dem Campingplatz - fanden wir einen guten öffentlichen Parkplatz!

      Der Hund war von der Wanderung komplett erledigt…
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