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SWITZERLAND | Tuesday, 19 November 2013 | Views [557]

Clock tower, Bern

Clock tower, Bern

We haven't seen much of the sun lately and the 400 km drive to Bern was wet and dreary.  Bern, however, was wonderful; cold and wet for sure, but charming just the same.  On a sunny day it would be truly spectacular with the trees dressed in their fall colors.  The entire old town is a World Heritage site, nicely decked out for the holidays.  Bern is the perfect place to buy an overpriced watch, a genuine Rolex for example.  And the covered walkways were a big plus in yesterday's rain.


     It's about time

We have been very pleased by the performance of "Sir Clive," our GPS with the tweedy British accent.  Oh, he has thrown a tantrum or two when I missed a turn, but we would be literally lost without him.  We had to cut Old Clive some slack last night.  It was already dark when he found the small village of Montmolln but La Prise B&B was beyond his ken.  With the help of some locals and a translator (only French is spoken in this mountainous border area) we winded our way up the narrow hillside road in the blowing snow to La Prise.  It is part farm and part B&B with wonderful views on clear days of Lac Neuchatel.



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