It’s finally Geneve!
Actually, the sunset the day before we left Grindelwald was a sight to see. It was when we were in our hotel room after the trip to Blausee. So like I’ve mentioned in my earlier post, I’ve no camera or iPhone to take a photo of it!! It was gorgeous as the sky cleared for a bit to let the golden rays of sunset glow peek out of the clouds With Mt Eiger at the side.
Then the next day, the sky cleared.
I would like to note, once again, that I didn’t do any editing on my photos. I would like to think that I’ve already chosen the best photos to be displayed here. But I must come clean that it’s mostly because of my laziness.
From Zurich, we head to Lucerne. We actually made a stop at Mt Pilatus which was on the way but I thought I’ll just compile all the mountains into 1 post instead…
We arrived in Lucerne at sunset. After we checked-in in our hotel, we head out to look for dinner at the central station. The photo above is the gorgeous view we had the pleasure to see… I totally love the view!
We head to Zurich on a bus as trains are supposedly much more expensive. As nice as the bus was, 6 hours is a long time to spend just sitting doing nothing…
But guess what? The blue sky finally appeared! ^^
We were a bit lost looking for our hotel. The guys was in charge of looking for the way and ended up asking a lot of… LADIES! One actually did told us the correct way, but we were somehow still lost after that.
Anw, after a short rest in our hotel rooms (after we found the hotel) we head out to the old town area and just walk randomly (we might have a destination mind you, but as I know not where we’re going and not holding a map, our walk just seem random to me LOL).
I love how the European just place a cow in some of the randomest places… Btw, I say European there coz I saw one in Salzburg too of The Sound of Music.
We were surprised how different the cost of one meal is with Germany (and Austria). Everything seems so much more expensive in Switzerland!! And I miss German bread… 😦
So, as I’ve mentioned, we only went to Munich to go to BMW World. Out of the 4 days 4 night we stayed in Munich, we only ‘explored’ the city 1 day – when we went to BMW World. When we reached Munich, it was already afternoon and well, shops closed at 5 so there weren’t much we can do that first day. We actually went to Ingolstadt Village on one day to do some shopping (we end up buying lots of running gear).
We spent another day on a day trip to Salzburg, Austria. We took the train to My brother held the map so I didn’t really know where we went. LOL! The sky was all gloomy… Our first stop was this public garden…
OK, a quick quiz. Did you know that Salzburg is home of the original sacher torte?
Heck, I didn’t even know what sacher torte was! All I know is Salzburg is known for classical music… and that’s from watching Nodame Cantabile a long time ago I think…
For those who, like me, don’t know what a sacher torte is, it’s this thing:
It’s chocolate cake with a fruity… jam? in the middle… that’s the best explanation I can give… LOL! I personally love the rich flavour of chocolate, especially dark chocolate, so this just doesn’t sit right with me. The chocolate does tastes delicious though! And their hot chocolate drink is absolutely to die for!! ^^
We also ordered soup, and it was delicious too!
Basically everything was delicious! LOL! Actually all the desserts look delicious, if I had my way, I would’ve bought all of them! Hahah ^^;
After our fill of chocolate, we head out and visit this cathedral.
Everything is sooooo beautiful and intricate inside & outside. It’s beyond me how much time & effort is put to making one building. It seems like very nook and cranny is well thought out and has some intricate looking design to it.
We didn’t have much time, so after munching on some wiener schnitzel for lunch, we walked back to the train station.
One thing I remember is that when I sent out postcards from the nearby post office, I was quite surprised that it cost more than it cost me on Munich. Didn’t mind spending the extra
dollar euro but…
I do hope I can revisit Salzburg when the weather is nice though. Cloudy sky always make everything look so gloomy…
First of all, I gotta say… We almost never went to this trip. We almost cancelled and went to Japan instead. We went back and forth until finally we stayed with Switzerland. I had wanted to go to Italy and Paris – the usual Europe touristy destination, but my mom argued that Switzerland is the better choice since we went during winter time. Then we add Germany because of the BMW World.