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Jun 18, 2018 - Bernina Express: Chur to Tirano to Lugano to Monza to Lecco

Having an early night and deep sleep at the Art Atalier bnb I was feeling very privileged to enjoy such luxury and company, especially for an Airbnb as they can be pot luck to an extent. Piroska even made me breakfast and some bread rolls to take with me on the trip. 'We will definitely see each other in the future!' were our parting words as we performed the three sided European kiss and I rolled down the charming hill only 5 minutes from the station and towards – perhaps the highlight for many tourists visiting Switzerland – the Bernina...

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Helen in Europe

Jun 17, 2018 - Zurich to Chur

‘I am a very well-known artist’ was the confident self-introduction to the host of the accommodation of my last port of call in Switzerland, Chur (pronounced ‘kierd’ with a guttural c/k sound at the start and a soft ‘d’ sound a the end. No wonder the Swiss don’t have a clue what non-German speakers are saying when we ask for directions to ‘Cherr’. In terms of accommodation, Switzerland for me has been a mix of 5W hosts, offers from multiple 5W hosts from the one city, cancellations from 5W hosts, some hasty last minute bookings due to a...

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Helen in Europe

Dec 4, 2016 - Glacier Express to Chur

291 bridges, 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2033m (This is where the river Rhine rises). Landscape looks very dramatic in the Rhine Gorge. Chur is the oldest and one of the best preserved Old Towns in Switzerland. Xmas market to explore - churches - modern art museum - Bierhalle bar up the lane with a Oompah band and the locals dancing.

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Where is Shirley?

Oct 16, 2013 - Chur

Tuesday (cont): We left the rolling green hills of Appenzell and changed trains at St Gallen. From St Margrethen to Chur we travelled through snowy mountains on both sides of a broad valley covered with fertile farms and the occasional industrial area - a very scenic trip. At Chur we had a walk of about 500m over the cobbles to our hotel. Chur was a surprise as it did not receive much attention in travel guides. It turned out to be a very interesting city, regarded as the oldest in Switzerland, with some great old buildings. Our hotel in...

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Nov 8, 2012 - Down to Chur

Waiting on the platform is a lovely RE 4/4 11226, and four old coaches coaches, of conventional type, this is just the type of train I remember from my first visit back in 1994, and as expected a prompt on time departure and a spirited run out of the platform towards Chur. These trains are like pocket rockets Many of you know I have visited this old city of Chur many times, and really find it a charming city, I have stayed in a few hotels in past, and some nice restaurants and beers too I seem to remember. I had my first ever exerpeience...

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Mar 18, 2012 - Chur & Bernina Express

I was really excited about getting to Chur as it mean I was closer to going on the Bernina Express through the Alps to Italy. The weather was still superb with the sun shining and the views absolutely spectacular from Lindau to Chur. An enjoyable train ride. The train station in Chur is very modern and my hotel was just across the road so it was a very easy transfer. The map of Chur given to me by reception was even better and I was able to head out and walk around the old town of Chur which turned out to be a place with quite a few hidden...

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LSL 2011 g&b

Mar 7, 2011 - nicht mehr lange...

... bis zum Abflug ab Zürich via Singapore und direkt (also wirklich direkt - nur 75 Minuten Umsteigezeit) weiter nach Sydney! Langsam beginnt das Kribbeln und wir freuen uns wie verrückt. Bald beginnen wir mit dem Rucksackpacken und Organisieren. Wir melden uns wieder aus Sydney! Bis dann!

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Sep 11, 2007 - Chur, where Hans Meuli had a chemist shop.

We left Nufenen about 5.15pm on the Tuesday after our haymaking efforts and headed back to Birchwill, Zurich, via the Viemala Gorge, Thusis and the city of Chur, pronounced Kooer in case you didn't know (we certainly didn't), where Hans Meuli had a chemist shop (see photo).

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Mar 25, 2007 - Don`t blink or you`ll miss it

We could not help ourselves today. On the way to Switzerland, we made a lunch stop in Schaan, Liechtenstein, a small village in one of the smallest countries in the world. Tour busses stop in the capital city, Valduz, so people can send postcards home from a country that few could locate on a map. Naturally, we did the same. A personal highlight for me was watching tourists take pictures of postcards with their digital cameras.

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Sep 23, 2005 - Contiki - Lucerne to Liechtenstein

Day 4 - Lucerne to Munich via Liechtenstein -- Oktoberfest (what most of us looked forward to the most!) Another driving day after stopping to go up Mount Stanser-horn first thing in the morning. Super Swiss Alp views, and the Aussies even managed to find a sausage roll locally. We then hit the road and headed to Liechtenstein, for a quick stop off, just to say we had been there. You know, got a passport stamp and had lunch etc. Strange that, we hardly got a stamp in any other country. But everyone was looking forward to Oktoberfest.

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Dec 26, 2003 - Destination 5: Malbun and the Alps

Blessed by good weather and itching to find some adventure, Jan, Ninna and I rode the best bargain in town - the bus, which costs only 10 Francs for the week (only 80 Francs for the year, minus 40 Francs rebate) - up to a resort nestled in the surrounding mountains. The ride up to Malbun was a treat unto itself but once we got up there, we enjoyed the snowscapes, the big blue sky and the chalet at what seemed to be the top of the world. So without a hint of derision to anybody that prefers to do anything else on their days off, we sat in...

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Dec 23, 2003 - Destination 3: Liechtenstein

So what exactly is a Liechtenstein? Well, it's a small principality between Austria and Switzerland; a geographically tiny country where German dialect is spoken and a quaint little place for a pair of wide-eyed adventurers during the Xmas season. Under the care and hospitality of Jan, who is employed as an au pair with a nice family in Liechtenstein (pronounced with difficulty with a "back-of-the-throat" sound on the first syllable), we were treated to fine local delicacies including fondues, raculette and of course, chocolate. You'll be...

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