Category Archives: Switzerland

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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Zürich ~ Our Walking Tour (part 1)

Thursday, July 14th ~ Zürich, Switzerland With very little sleep last night, we were up and ready for breakfast before 7:00. The hotel had been given high marks for the quality of the food offered and it did not disappoint. Rick Steves, … Continue reading

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We met our “Guardian Angel” today

Wednesday, July 13th ~ Zurich, Switzerland The flight on Swiss Air was uneventful and arrived on time. I actually thought that the food was better than most of the airplane meals we have had over the past few years. We … Continue reading

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On our way to Switzerland

Tuesday, July 12th – Los Angeles International Airport We are all checked in and patiently waiting to board our Swiss Airline non-stop flight from Los Angeles to Zürich, Switzerland. 

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