Anyways, blogwise we are on Day 16, which you need not know too much about. I was gradually getting tired of travelling, and we were both getting tired of Italy. We had a miniscule breakfast so we could have a nice final Italian brunch before our train at 12, but found no fast pizza-place as I'd wished for. Settled for a very very average plain pizza-sandwich thing (pastry and tomato-stuff on top.). Real Italian pizza is great, and pasta is AMAZING, but if you want a quick sandwich... Italy is not the place to be. I'm sorry to say. Maybe we were just too used to France.
So maybe it's forgivable that when we reached Milan, where we had a three-hour stopover, we sat in McDonalds. And maybe it's forgivable that on our way to our train we got a Burger King. Whatever, it was good food.
|See the joy on his face|
Anyways, from Milan we went on towards SWITZERLAND!!! Which we LOVED. Already in Northern Italy the scenery from the train was MAGNIFICENT with all the mountains... and getting into Switzerland it just got better. "Why aren't these places massive tourist magnets!?" CC wondered, very much in awe. All I could answer was that probably most of Switzerland is like this, not every single square kilometre could be a tourist magnet...
|Some photos à la CC taken from train...|
Interlaken was described as one of my facebook-friends as pretty ugly since it's built by Brits. I didn't think so. Pretty quaint houses, shops and restaurants with nice fountains or little parks at suitable distances from each other. Mountains on every horizon (usually not seen too well behind the hoards of Asian tourists being pictured in front of them tho...). A VERY PRETTY TOWN. And everywhere advertising paragliding. No, I didn't do it, but mark my words mummy, one day I will... I will.
We got there just having the street address of our hostel, no sort of map, so we were a bit worried about how to find it. But, have no fear, you are in Switzerland, and at the station they have a very fancy and nicely organised board showing all the hostels&hotels in the town, including info if they have free rooms, and including this map.
|You press the button of your hostel and it lights up (red)|
|Some of Interlaken|
Final confusion of the day: WHAT LANGUAGE DO THEY SPEAK IN SWITZERLAND? I know there's German, French and Italian areas but which one is which? Like, Interlaken was a German area, but no one EVER said "danke", but always "merci"!? Explain to me please.
Lots of love,