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The Matterhorn, Gornergrad, Glacier and Bernina Trains

Friday, 18 Jun 2010 | Views [836]

18/6/10 -Took the early Gornergrad train up to the summit and the Matterhorn, the skies were clear of fog and cloud (reportedly) and so off I went! It was pretty foggy all the way up the mountain, then suddenly the clouds parted - like I'd landed on ... Read more >

Zermatt, the highest village to the Swiss Matterhorn

Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | Views [502] | Comments [2]

Wow, this is so much higher,and the landscape has changed to pine (but it smells like spruce)wild flowers, trickling streams and snow capped peaks that are much closer than before. The hotel Omnia have upgraded me to a double executive, saying the other ... Read more >

Montreaux, Riviera of the Lake

Monday, 14 Jun 2010 | Views [363]

Well named, this place is very picturesque and the walks along the lake are different to Annecy, mainly because it is higher on the swiss side of Lake Geneva, and then higher mountains are snow capped. Lots of 5 star hotels, lots of cashed up people.... Read more >

Photos: Golden Pass Swiss Train

Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

Yodell o eee aaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Golden Pass Panoramic Train

Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | Views [402]

On Thursday 10th June I took the first of 3 special swiss train rides, and wondered whether I would be really bored, as each is at least 5 hours, and someone had written a review which said that Golden Pass was pretty ordinary. So I was not expecting ... Read more >

Lovely Lucerne

Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | Views [399]

How wonderful it was to leave Budapest on a hot humid day and fly into Zurich and feel the crisp air, then to Lucerne which was like an airconditioner had been switched on, really crisp and lovely. The lakes and mountains are picture postcard greeness ... Read more >



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