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Thun

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  • Day20

    Too Hot!!

    December 27, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌧 37 °F

    I bought a new shirt in Interlaken. So, being a good traveler I left a shirt and scarf in my Air BnB. The shirt is great but it is very, very , warm. Yikes. Maybe a bad decision?? Scotland is the farthest north destination. So I will know soon enough.Read more

    Adel Welty

    Like the shirt.... it looks warm!

    12/27/19Reply
     
  • Day65

    66. Nacht &-> —> -> —> -> —>

    May 10 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌧 8 °C

    Heute Morgen ging es auf den letzten Teil Richtung Schweiz.

    Die drei Stunden bei strömendem Regen gingen rasch vorbei.
    So stieg unsere Nervosität bald wieder als wir den Grenzübergang in Les Verrieres sahen. Immer näher kommend konnten wir jedoch keine Zöllner erkennen. Hmm ok das passt für uns auch, dachten wir. So erlebten wir wieder einmal einen Grenzübergang, bei welchem keine Kontrolle, noch nicht einmal Personen zu sehen waren.
    Wieso entschieden wir uns für diesen Grenzübergang? Der Plan wäre gewesen eine Wanderung zum Creux du Van zu machen.
    Das schweizer Begrüssungswetter hatte jedoch etwas dagegen.
    So ging es nach ein paar leckeren Banana Pancakes und etwas Wetter Recherchen weiter nach Thun.

    Willkommen in der Schweiz, dachten wir uns als wir in der Migros frische Lebensmittel einkauften. Endlich wieder leckere Cervelat und schweizer Brot😊
    Auch die Preise waren wieder der Schweiz angepasst. 🙈

    Nach dem Einkaufen ging es auf einen Parkplatz, auf welchem die Camper für 4.- Chf eine Nacht und 24 Stunden stehen darft. Somit ging auch unsere gratis Übernachtungs Serie zu ende🙈.
    Es ist jedoch cool zu sehen, dass es solche Angebote gibt. Danke der Stadt Thun dafür.

    Glücklicherweise blieb es trocken und so erkundeten wir die Promenade, inkl dem dazugehörigen Spielplatz. Es ist fast etwas verwirrend wenn man bedenkt, dass 2/3 der Beteiligten bald 30 Jahre alt werden. Ist man mit 30 nicht bald so was wie erwachsen? 🤷‍♂️😄

    Für uns war es hinzukommend eine Umstellung, dass wir draussen keine Masken mehr anziehen mussten. Es war fast schon komisch die Leute am See ohne Maske zu sehen. Für uns war dies in den letzten bald 2,5 Monaten normal. Wenn wir nach draussen gingen, war es in Spanien Pflicht eine Maske zu tragen.
    Wie sagt man so schön: neue Kulturen neue Sitten. Oder so 😄
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  • Day12

    St. Beatus-Höhlen & Thun

    August 23, 2020 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Von Stechelberg aus machten wir uns auf den Weg zu den Beatushöhlen, welche am Thunersee liegen.

    Mit dem Auto wurde ich bis nach Thun gefahren, wo ich nun eine Nacht verbringen werde. Das Essen direkt an der Aare und die Stadt selber ist wunderschön und friedlich.Read more

  • Day11

    Thoune

    July 13, 2020 in Switzerland ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    Postée au bord de son lac, Thoune occupe un site admirable avec vue sur les sommets enneigés des alpes bernoises : un régal pour les yeux ! Il fait bon flâner dans la vieille ville au pied du majestueux château médiéval.Read more

  • Day17

    Thun, Schloss (Thun Castle)

    December 24, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌧 48 °F

    This stop was an after thought and a place I stumbled upon. It isn’t normally open in the winter, but for the twelve days of Christmas it opens it doors. I lucked out and today was day 1. It was a great find. The castle was really well explained and the audio tour was interesting. Best part was at the top of the castle and they explained the wood construction of the roof system. No flash photography but the view from the top was super.Read more

  • Day3

    Weiter nach Bourg St. Maurice

    June 16, 2020 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Nachdem wir uns gestärkt haben geht es über den großen San Bernardo ins Aostatal. Weiter über den kleinen Col de Petit Saint Bernard nach Bourg St. Maurice. In diesem Hotel waren wir schon letztes Jahr und es war super schön 😍 hoffentlich hat auch der schöne Pool geöffnet...
    Über den großen San Bernardo haben wir die Schweiz 🇨🇭 verlassen und sind nach Italien 🇮🇹 eingereist, übrigens wie bisher immer ohne jegliche Kontrolle: es war keiner da! Ausser in Lichtenstein, aber da haben sie uns durchgewunken.
    In einem italienischen Restaurant haben wir dann unser Mittagessen genossen, mit wunderbaren Blick auf‘s Tal. Dann rauf auf den kleinen San Bernardino, wo es uns bei der Abfahrt ordentlich eingeregnet hat 🙄😡. Zum Glück waren wir innerhalb kurzer Zeit im Hotel - und der Pool hat auf!! 😊😊
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  • Day31

    The Hills are Alive....

    June 5, 2018 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌧 24 °C

    ....with the sound of Graham snoring. Haven't killed him yet.
    Went up to Grindelwald First today. Best cablecar ride yet. It was a bit like the ghost train. They put you in a little cabin and then you go around sharp corners, slow down, whizz off. Great views to top it off (but when aren’t there amazing views here). The hike to the lake was still closed due to snow so we did the ziplines and the glider. With the glider you start at the bottom laying face down and they pull you up the mountain backwards, and then when they get to the top it inches to a stop and you are left hanging for what feels like an eternity before they let you go. There may have been a bit of screaming. I can’t lie – Graham bloody filmed it!
    We were going to do the trotti bikes down the mountain until I read the reviews of people breaking bones and being airlifted out. I am not that desperate for a helicopter ride. The only people we saw on the bikes were a couple of 16 year old boys who said it was hell fast so I was overjoyed we didn’t do it. Graham would have loved it.
    Had a Sound of Music moment for Debbie, as requested. The Chinese were watching me twirl around on the edge of the mountain in awe. They are always up for a new pose to add to their repertoire so I imagine after we left there would have been 100 Chinese twirling around on the mountainside.
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    6/6/18Reply

    Love your photo Maira ❤️

    6/6/18Reply

    Hahaha so love you Kazza

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  • Day30

    Bern

    June 4, 2018 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌧 21 °C

    Woke this morning in the clouds, literally, so headed off to the city of Bern for the day. Spent some time wandering Old Town, visited the bear park in the middle of the city and visited the house Albert Einstein lived in. We were going to visit some of the museums, to find they are all closed on a Monday. On a positive note, the Swiss Rifle Museum was closed.
    Bern was pretty but I couldn’t wait to get back up the mountain to Murren.
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  • Day32

    Murren to Lake Thun

    June 6, 2018 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    Sadly we left Murren this morning to head to Lake Thun. I think I left a little bit of my heart in Murren. I may have to go back to try to find it.
    Our hotel is right on the lake. More fantastic views. We dumped our bags and hopped on a cruise up the lake, checking out the mansions on the riverbank. Lifestyles of the rich and the famous. Stopped in at Spiez for a walkaround and look at their castle, one of five on Lake Thun. Jumped back on the boat and there was a Swiss band playing and all these people dressed in national costume dancing. It was fantastic. We didn’t know where to look – out the window at the lake views or the people on the dance floor.
    Was saying hello to a cat when a copper from Perth came up to say hello - must have heard the accent. Can't take Graham anywhere.
    I have patted, talked to or commented on every cat and dog we have seen so far, and we have seen a lot. Graham just ignores me now.
    Switzerland travel tip: You really do need a travel pass when you are in Switzerland. It will save you a bundle and often time, not having to buy a ticket.
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  • Day33

    Bike Fun in Thun

    June 7, 2018 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌧 23 °C

    As part of our stay in Thun we get a free bus pass or the hotel provides free bikes. As it looked like it was going to rain we chose the bikes for a leisurely ride around the lake. And if it rained we could stop in a village for a while. No thank you, we don't need a helmet as we are off for a leisurely ride.
    So we headed off, tootling around the lake. It was lovely for the first 500 metres. Then bikes are no longer allowed on the path around the lake and we follow the arrow to find we are now on the main road that circumnavigates Lake Thun, surrounded by cars and trucks and buses, and of course without a helmet. But wait, it gets better. After an hour it starts to rain, and of course there are no villages in sight. Oh, and here's a mountain for you to ride up. And what happens when there is a road on a mountain? It is very windy, with no overtaking, there are tunnels and two idiots on bikes, without helmets. I did not sign up for this.
    After a couple of hours we arrived at our destination, St Beatus Caves. There is a lovely little train that takes you up to the cave, but not today there isn't so you have to climb up. I am not happy. At all.
    We did the cave tour (more climbing) and then Graham bought me some pizza because if I was eating I wouldn't be complaining. And then we rode back to Thun and thanked the lady at the hotel desk very much for the use of the bikes.
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