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  • Day5

    Rheinfall & Familienbesuch

    July 31 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Am letzten Tag unseres Bodensee Trips haben wir uns nochmal ein ganz besonderes Highlight gegönnt, den Rheinfall von Schaffhausen. Er ist einer der drei größten Wasserfälle Europas und absolut eindrucksvoll.
    Wir haben unser Womo am Südufer geparkt und den Rheinfall von Schloss Laufen aus erkundet. Dort zahlt man zwar 5CHF Eintritt p.P., dafür parkt man kostenfrei. Die Aussichtsplattformen waren richtig toll gelegen und man hat einen guten Eindruck von der Kraft der Wassermassen bekommen. Alleine die Lautstärke war schon Ohrenbetäubend, dabei fließ gerade heute eher wenig Wasser durch den Rheinfall.

    Am Fähranleger des Südufers haben wir uns ein Bootsticket für eine Rundfahrt mit Felsenbesteigung gebucht. Dabei inkl. war ein Brillenputztuch und auch eine kostenfreie Überfahrt zum anderen Ufer. Von dort konnten wir den vollständigen Blick auf den Rheinfall genießen, mit dem Schloss Laufen das über ihm auf der Klippe thront.
    Die Bootsfahrt war mit 20CHF p.P. nicht gerade günstig, aber die einzige bei der man den Felsen inmitten des Wasserfalls besteigen konnte. Wir müssen aber sagen, es hat sich gelohnt. Es war genug Zeit die besondere Aussicht zu genießen und auch das ein oder andere Foto zu schießen. Auf der Fahrt sind wir auch ganz nah an der spritzenden Gischt vorbeigefahren, sodass das Brillenputztuch auch seinen Einsatz bekam.
    Erstaunlicherweise war es überhaupt nicht so voll wie wir erwartet hatten, vielleicht waren aber auch 36 Grad nicht das beste Wetter um Sightseeing zu machen. 😅

    Nach dem wirklich schönen Erlebnis am Rheinfall, haben wir uns auf den Weg gemacht nach Sindelfingen zu Lars Schwester und ihrer Familie. Dort haben wir mit dem kleinen Neffen getobt, gemütlich auf der Terrasse gesessen und ganz viel gequatscht. Hach, Familie ist was schönes. 😊😍
    Hier verbringen wir die Nacht, bevor es dann morgen wieder in Richtung Heimat geht.
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  • Day36

    Show #19 Zürich

    December 22, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌧 6 °C

    Froher 4. Advent aus Zürich! ⛄🦌

    Alle sind in glücklicher Vorweihnachtsstimmung, morgen geht es für die Festtage nach Hause, wenn auch nur kurz. Auch die Kellys freuen sich sehr zu ihren Familien heimzukommen. Gestern gab es sogar noch eine kleine Weihnachtsüberraschung von Semmel Concerts, der Künstleragentur, für jeden persönlich im Bus. Sowas freut natürlich die ganze Crew! 😊
    Leider ist Patricia gestern böse gefallen und kann kaum laufen. Aber ganz der Profi, zieht sie die Show natürlich fast wie gewohnt durch.

    Ganz nebenbei feiern Lars und ich übrigens heute unseren ersten Jahrestag. ♥️
    (Hoffentlich werden wir nicht auch alle zukünftigen auf Tour verbringen.🤷🏼‍♀️ )

    Frohe Weihnachten euch allen! 😘👋🏻
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  • Day21

    Zonked in Zurich

    September 16, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Well my readers, we have finally reached the last stage - a one-night stand in Zurich before we head back across the pond. We have worn ourselves out and are finding it hard to put one foot in front of the other. The highlight so far was when our hotel room attendant gave us about 20 Swiss chocolate squares which we immediately scarfed down: still no energy!

    We did manage to get out to explore the old town, another amazing jumble of medieval streets replete with tiny shops (mostly selling watches and jewellery) and restaurants.

    Interesting fact. There are 1,224 fountains scattered throughout the city of Zurich. Stadt Zurich employs a whole team of people whose job it is to inspect and check up on the quality of the water in the drinking fountains – and to make sure it is fit to drink at all times. Number one on the list is the Amazonenbrunnen which was the first supplied by spring water and which dates back to 1430. No need to buy bottled water here or anywhere in Switzerland. So, Charlyne, there was no problem with Owen drinking the water out of the fountain in Bern (but, thank you for your concern😀😀).
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  • Day4

    Google Zurich

    May 15, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Problems with the sat nav not recognising a main road being closed made me very late meeting Andrew at his office in Zurich Centre. We had a lovely meal followed by an extensive tour of Google which employs over 2000 people. It is a truely amazing place. It must be great fun working there.Read more

  • Day18


    September 15, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Well, after 1350 kilometers (which sounds more impressive than 840 miles ;-) ), I made it to Zürich, Switzerland.

    Finishing a bike tour alone in a foreign country is a little strange. Nobody knows what I just accomplished, or cares.

    Not that I do it for people to be impressed, but it's a little anti-climactic to spend many, many days thinking of this moment, and then you get to your hostel and they're just like, "ok, here is your key."

    Well *I* know what I did. And it was crazy. I have climbed SEVEN THOUSAND FEET in the past few days. I have descended almost the same amount, on steep, thrilling and terrifying downhills. My legs hurt from climbing. My hands hurt from braking. I don't have any Swiss money, so today I got by on some gas station coffee and snacks for 44 miles, since most small local places don't let you charge and grocery stores are closed on Sundays.

    I am in Switzerland, so when I finally arrived and settled in, I ate cheese for dinner (specifically raclette - cheese melted over things) and had chocolate for dessert (ice cream) and I didn't really know what else to do with myself, so I went for a short bike ride to see the things. Of course.

    Lake Zurich, it turns out, isn't just a Chicago suburb, but an actual Lake, in Zurich, Switzerland. There are lots of swans, and the snowy-peaked alps can be seen in the distance.

    Tomorrow I take a train back to Germany to like, actually vacation for a few days before going back to work. I averaged 62 miles a day on this trip, carting my 100lb bike and gear. My body needs a break.

    I'm going to be filling in everything from the past few hundred miles tonight. More beauty to come.
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  • Day2

    Zürich-> Manila

    January 8 in Switzerland ⋅ ☁️ 2 °C

    Let‘s start the adventure.

  • Day3

    Good morning from Zurich!

    December 23, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌧 4 °C

    So after about 12 hours of sleep, we have awoken in our Airbnb apartment ready for a day of exploring this city. It’s a bit overcast but with a top of 8 degrees, not too cold!! We are staying and catching up with a couple of our Brisbane friends who have been living overseas for the past year. Looking forward to walking around and exploring some Christmas Markets today :)Read more

  • Day3

    Our 48 hours in Zurich

    December 23, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌧 5 °C

    A bit slow in adding these photos but we had such a great time catching up with my friends Richelle and Travis in Zurich. We went for city strolls, walked through many Christmas Markets (mulled cider is much nicer than mulled wine in my opinion haha!) had lunch in a old arsenal building and visited the renowned Confiserie Sprüngli chocolate shop.Read more

  • Day2

    The fast train to Switzerland

    June 5, 2018 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    After a fairly comfortable night’s sleep in my cell, and a good shower, I took advantage of the Clink continental breakfast - a snip at £2 (only £1 if I had booked the night before - drat!). Somewhat surprisingly, porridge was not on the menu.

    A grey morning and a short walk led me to St Pancras International. What a magnificent Victorian Station - to think it was once earmarked for demolition. A smooth check-in and I was soon on board the 0922 Eurostar to Paris. With Standard Premier Class you get (another) continental breakfast, served by pleasant uniformed attendants reminiscent of air hostesses. After a stop at Ashford, Kent, the conductor announced we would shortly be entering the Channel Tunnel. How exciting! Although I have been fortunate enough to travel by Eurostar on a few occasions, it never ceases to amaze me when, after only 20 minutes in the tunnel, you suddenly emerge into the French countryside.

    On arrival at the gargantuan Paris Gare du Nord station, I took the Metro two stops to the Gare du Lyon. Regrettably I didn’t have time for lunch at the magnificent Le Train Bleu restaurant, created for the Exposition Universelle in 1900. Ah well, maybe next time. I had to make do with a Croque Monsieur from the Buffet Car as I boarded the 1423 TGV-Lyria express to Switzerland. Leaving the grey, graffiti daubed suburbs of Paris behind, the train soon entered rural France, and the mist lifted and the sun shone throughout the afternoon. The flat, patchwork fields gave way to the lovely tree-lined gorges of Burgundy as we passed through Dijon (no stopping for mustard!), and on to Basle, Switzerland where I had to change trains for the last hour of the journey to Zürich. A very pleasant, smooth trip.

    Three very pucker elderly English ladies across the compartment from me commented on how they enjoyed train travel. ‘But I wouldn’t do what Margot did’ said the eldest. ‘She went right across Russia herself on the Trans Siberian. But then she’s not afraid of anything. Did you notice she’s got her head completely shaved?’ (And after a pause). ‘Strange she never married’.

    Casa Heinrich in Zürich was a pleasant guest house, 10 minutes walk from the station. There is no reception and you use a code to gain entry. Had a walk round the lovely old Altstadt this evening and had a tasty meal of whole roast pork knuckle (sorry, Betty) washed down with local beer. The place was like an old fashioned Germanic beer keller - the young blond waiter looked like he had just stepped out of a poster for Hitler youth, and all that was missing was Ann Blyth belting out operetta hits while balancing frothy beer steins on her bosom. Legend has it that Wilhelm Tell’s crossbow was kept here.

    A lovely stroll to the lakeside finished off a very pleasant evening. Zürich really is a most attractive place to visit.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Kanton Zürich, Kanton Zurich, Zürich, Zurich, ZH, كانتون زيوريخ, Zurigo, 취리히 주, Turitg

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