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it's SWISS-tacular!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011tee

Grindelwald, Jungfraujoch, Interlaken, Switzerland.

the first things that come to mind when Switzerland is mentioned are - Swiss chocolates, Swiss watches and knives and the alps!

first weekend of a series of weekends. destination: Switzerland. we started out at around 11PM friday night and arrived at Frankfurt train terminal only to find out that the 1AM train to Basel was moved to 3AM. after a series of train rides and transfers (Frankfurt-Basel-Interlaken-Gridenwald-Brandegg-Jungfraujoch), it took us around 12 hours to get to the place dubbed as "europe's top".

Jungfraujoch is tagged as "Top of Europe" at 3,471 meters (11,388 ft). there, we toured around the Ice Palace and Sphinx Observatory. 

to say i was underdressed for the peak would probably be an understatement. with two shirts, a sweater and a jacket, i wasn't nearly as warm as i would've wanted. well, you can't really blame it if the temperature dropped down to -6.5 degrees (not to mention the wind)! but as Y and i kept telling ourselves - "we shall survive!" and so, survived we did. we even went out the plateau in the cold and i got to walk in the cold just touch the swiss flag as if to say, "i was here!". for once i thought i was neil armstrong walking on the moon! :D

the next day was spent cruising around Interlaken by boat. the lake was crystal clear and calm, the breeze was cool, and the backdrop was the swiss alps. breath-taking. and oh, mr. sun came out that day, and whoa, was it a relief to feel the warmth of the sun on a cold day!

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  1. duha namo ni patty laurel ( akong icheck regularly for updates on your travel escapades. ^^ enjoy2 teh!

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