When we have each other, we have everything.
Slept in this morning and took our time getting up and about. We enjoyed another breakfast through our hotel and packed to get ready to go. So much of our stuff smells... so gross! It is definitely time to get home to a washer/dryer!
We had quite a bit of time before our 4:00 train, so we decided to figure out the bus transportation. We didn't have the best luck in Italy, but the system here was much easier to figure out. It was organized very similar to the train system. A map with lines and dots showing stops and arrows showing direction. If you need to go a different way than the arrows are pointing, just cross the street and those arrows will be the direction you want to go! It was my kind of bus system!
We took the tram to Gurten and then took a funicular to the top. There was a beautiful park with hiking trails and views of Bern and the Swiss Alps. Still looked really cloudy that direction...so we couldn't see all the peaks, but there were a few. We hiked around for a few hours and enjoyed being outside. Admittedly, Bern was redeemed from up here! It is a beautiful country!
We stopped by a chocolatier shop on the way to lunch. Everyone back home is wanting real Swiss chocolate...so it was a necessary stop. It was difficult to decide and the smell was to die for! If I worked in there, I would weigh 1000 lbs!
We picked up delicious mozzarella and tomato wraps from the market and enjoyed our lunch back in the hotel lobby.We caught our train from Bern to Zurich and I slept the whole way. I have loved our travels, but boy do these fun-filled days wipe me out!
We arrived in Zurich and were able to figure out our connecting train. The problem however was that we missed our stop. We ended up at the airport, which was good to see considering that we are headed there soon...but admittedly, it gets exhausting being lost all the time! A nice gal gave us directions and we were on our way.
Other than the funicular ride this morning, today was basically a travel day by the time we got to the hotel. We ventured out to get dinner, Dominoes, because we are so cheap! Food is so expensive here! We also stopped by the market to pick up our breakfast for the next two days. We had a bit of a run-in with the bananas. We apparently were supposed to weigh them and tag them. We did not understand the German that the woman was speaking, so she ended up doing it for us! Oh boy! Crazy Americans! It was early to bed for us because we want to do all of Zurich tomorrow! Last day here we come!
Ben, Julie, and Amelia