Monthly Archives: July 2016

Lausanne, Switzerland ~ Getting into the Olympic Spirit

July 23rd ~ Lausanne, Switzerland Having a Swiss Pass has made it so easy for us to move about Switzerland. Today we traveled from Zermatt to Lausanne. I’ll start you off with a few shots taken from our train ride: 

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Zermatt and Gornergrat Bahn

July 22 ~ Zermatt, Switzerland Today we explored the quaint haunt of the rich and famous – Zermatt! Primarily known as a ski resort and mountaineering base for those wanting to challenge the infamous Matterhorn. 

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Glacier Express ~ Pontresina to Zermatt

July 21st ~ Zermatt, Switzerland I was sad to leave our little heaven on earth in Pontresina where we had been welcomed like family and treated like VIP’s. But it was time to once again catch a train. 

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Panorama Hike – A spectacular view in every direction

Wednesday, July 20th ~ Pontresina, Switzerland So, what is there to do in Pontresina? We were blessed with beautiful clear weather so taking a scenic hike was top of our wish list. I wanted something not too strenuous, but would … Continue reading

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How my screwing up affected our trip – Getting from Lucerne to Pontresina

July 19th ~ Travel day Lucerne to Pontresina Well, this was my punishment day for screwing up our reservations. The itinerary was intended to be one day taking the William Tell route from Lucerne to Lugano (overnight there for one … Continue reading

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Cruising on Lake Lucerne and Exploring Old Town

Monday July 18th ~ Lucerne, Switzerland This was day two in this truly magical city that we have fallen completely head over heels in love with. I am feeling sleep deprived and we have a VERY early wake up tomorrow … Continue reading

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Lucerne ~ We have found our fairy tale land!

Sunday July 17th ~ Lucerne, Switzerland The train ride from Appenzell to Lucerne was another WOW for us. We are really enjoying seeing the scenery pass by from the comfort of our train seats. I could get addicted to this … Continue reading

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Mount Santis ~ (Almost) the Top of the World

Saturday, July 16th ~ Mount Santis (near Appenzell) The highlight of our stay in Appenzell was a 1/2 day excursion to take a  Gondola ride to the top of Mt. Santis.  

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Appenzell

Saturday, July 16th ~ Appenzell, Switzerland Yesterday we departed Zürich and made our way here to the small Alpine village of Appenzell. It is right out of storybook land. Lush green hillsides dotted with Swiss cows or the occasional goat, … Continue reading

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Zürich ~ Our Walking Tour Continues (Part 2)

Thursday, July 14th ~ Zürich, Switzerland In case you missed part one of our first full day in Zürich, you can click here to see how we started our day and the walking tour. After two hours of exploring the Swiss … Continue reading

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