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trish & pat’s Travel Diary

Thursday, 30 Aug 2007

Location: Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

MapOkay, we got a bit carried away with excitement in our last update about our time in the French Alps and how magnificent those mountains are. Well, we won’t get that excited this time, despite the fact that we moved on to the Swiss Alps to a place called Lauterbrunnen (just near Interlaken) which is in a valley surrounded by very high mountains (yep and they also have snow on them all year round). Surprise, surprise, the day we arrived it was sunny blue skies with an uninterrupted view of all the main peaks – Jungfrau (4158m), Monch (4107) and Eiger (3970). We had another room with a view down the valley towards another mountain peak, water falls and Jungfrau (ho hum).

Anyway did the touristy thing and took a few trains, cable cars and gondolas up the bloody mountains and walked up down and around them, took photos of the tourist cows with big bells, until we got tired, and then came home for a rest.

Have a look at the photos to see what we are talking about.

We move on from here tomorrow and head to Tuscany for 3 weeks – feet back down around sea level and some warmer weather.