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Oct 4, 2007 - Daillens, Switzerland and St. Gallen, Switzerland

Instead of spending all our time in one big city of Switzerland, we divided our time between two small villages. Guize from couchsurfing hosted us in Daillens, a small village near Cossonay, near Lausanne. We had a great breakfast every morning of fresh bread from the bakery, cheese, cold meats, jam, butter, honey, maple butter, and tea, curtisy of our host. We took the chocolate train tour leaving from Montreux going to Broc, which included a tour of Greuyer castle, Greuyer cheese factory and Nestle factory in Broc (with free tastings)....

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Apr 16, 2007 - ***Monday - Deb solves adaptor dilemna with help of Jutta

Hello! Up at 9:30; off to breakfast and then to catch the ferry to Konstanz, about 15 min across the Bodensee. Land in Staad a bit north of Zentrum (center of city); get abit lost and looking at map. Jutta stops and asks if she can help; she speaks a bit of English. Off we go to Konstanz stopping on the way for a cappacino. Jutta is 41 and mother of 2. She is a hairdresser from small village north of Meersburg along lake. I explain my dilemna of needing an adaptor for camera charger. We talk a bit more 1/2 English and 1/2 German; well maybe...

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Apr 15, 2007 - ***Sunday- Learning new things

Hey! OK Sunday arrived beautiful and very warm - about 26 C - a good 80 deg F. Had breakfast as included in room. As some of you know, breakfast is usually a smorgasbord of cold cuts, cheeses, breads, yogurt, juices, tea or coffee. Had a pretzel one morning and loxs and yummy swiss cheese today, along with yogurt, muesli and marmalade. Hiked up the hill - it is quite a hill from seaside to where Internet cafe is; not open. Stopped at camera shop; could not accomodate my need - I would need to go to larger city. OK that done - needed to call...

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Apr 14, 2007 - ***Today to Meersburg - Tommy going home

got some pictures in - found Internet cafe but ran out of camera battery - but now I have a system for tomorrow! happy 15th - but i write about 14th first, stopped at Schloss Schlessheim north of Munich after dropping Tommy at airport. Huge - wish I had a bike there, castles and park, biking, rollerblading, walking - on the scale of Versailles so very big. About 3:30 got on road to Meersburg arriving at about 6:00. Parked - that was a bit of learning, resort seaside town on steep hill so park and walk, follow the big blue P signs! Found a...

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Mar 25, 2007 - Switzerland for a day

We arrived in St. Gallen, Switzerland around 4pm today and settled into our 150 dollar/night budget hotel. Sunday night in St. Gallen is very slow. Virtually everything is closed. Few restaurants were open, so we spent more time searching for some place to eat and more on the food itself than we preferred. My 30 dollar chicken curry was pretty good but not three times as good as the chicken curry in St. Louis. Lucky for us, though, we found a friendly neighborhood tavern that was open. The crowd was eclectic and tattooed, just like our...

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Dec 27, 2006 - sNOw White

Christmas. Again. Weird to be out here for two of them really, but this time, it's way more fun than last year, because we are with a real family, and it really feels like Christmas. In New Zealand, it was 23 degrees and sunny; here, it's a balmy minus one or two, and there is even a little snow if you go up a few metres. Actually, totally unexpected for me was the lack of sNOw around this country for this time of year. I was expecting a couple of feet everywhere, but in the cities there is next to nothing, and even up above 1000 metres or...

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Jul 31, 2006 - Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Made it to the Porche museum and there was a 944 and a fire engine! Beautiful drive this morning. We stopped for a picnic lunch in Switzerland, just as the kettle was about to boil the heavens opened and we were caught in a thunder plump, hail stones included. Liechtenstein is lovely. The campsite here is fantastic, there are mountains all around.

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May 12, 2006 - Liechtenstein and Zurich

I went with my friend Josh on a weekend trip to Liechtenstein and Zurich. We left on Thursday night, and were dumped off right on the border to Liechtenstein at about 5:30 a.m. Friday morning. No sleep on the train, though, because our "train buddies" were two very tall, swiss, bald, very scary, martial arts fanatics, one of which slept fitfully in a drunken stupor and the other of which decided at midnight it was time to practice some martial arts, karate chops and such, and at 1 a.m. it was time to review some really loud martial arts...

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Jan 7, 2006 - Liechtenstien

14997km from Hong Kong. The train to Vaduz was one carriage, almost a tram really, and there were two people on board who looked at me as if I must be lost. It stopped every few hundred meters but no-one else got on or off until it eventually pulled up at Schaan-Vaduz Hofbanhaus, the name being infinitely bigger than the station. There wasn't a soul around and certainly no ticket office or information but I did find a timetable on the wall - the next train back to Feldkirck was 1pm, bugger! I instantly knew that I couldn't hang around there...

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Dec 5, 2005 - St Gallen

I'm staying in St Gallen with friends I met in Amsterdam Pat, Jas and Sonja. St Gallen is Switzerland's 7th largest city and the principal town of the St Gallen canton. However despite all that it is still small by UK standards being not much bigger than a provicial town and certainly smaller than a city like Bath. However it manages to cram a very large cultural and architectural heritage into such a small space. A spectacular Cathedral and Abbey being the centrepieces. Folk from St Gallen tend to be looked down on a little by people from...

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Andy's Wanderings

Apr 18, 2005 - Meersburg, Neuschwanstein, and Mad German Kings

Today left Walter's house and drove through the Bavraian Alps. Such a beautiful place! The weather was a bit gloomy but it did not take anything away from the countryside. Stopped in Oberramagau, a little village up in the mountains where every two years the townspeople put on a play depicting the passion of the christ that lasts several days! ... The whole thing started during the dark ages when the village was hit bard by the plague. The towns people prayed to god that if their town was spared that they would put this giant play on. Sure...

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