Switzerland Trip – Day 1

Finally, I get the time to Blog about our Switzerland trip. Its been a month since we came back but I still can remember very clearly all the wonderful sights that I saw there. It was just a beautiful place – green, picturesque and clean. The people were very friendly and the trains ran absolutely on time. The Swiss people, apart from reveling on cheese and chocolates, take great pain in maintaining their country and the efforts are there to see. The place is really expensive and so, hence a Swiss vacation really does not come cheap. But then it is a price to pay to enjoy one of nature’s best kept beauty.

We arrived at Zurich Airport on Sep 3rd at 7:30 am Zurich time after a 10 hour long flight from Dallas. The first thing that we did was to buy the Swiss Saver pass. One tip here – it is better to buy it online before you enter into Switzerland – we were charged 313 SF each.

Our first train journey was from Zurich Airport to Interlaken – we reached Interlaken at 12 and it was good to find our hotel pretty close to the Interlaken West station. We were disappointed in the size of the room but we gradually got used to it. After freshening up, we went to an Indian restaurant, Gateway to India, for our first proper food in 24 hours. The food was not at all that great but the bill was – 50 SF. One thing that was getting clearer – Switzerland was not going to be a cheap place.

After sleeping through the afternoon, we hit the road in the evening. It was raining a bit but that did not dampen our spirits to explore the place. We followed Rick Steve’s walking tour along the Aare river covering both Interlaken and Uterseen towns. Interlaken is indeed a small and very pretty place. We had dinner at a Pizzeria close to our hotel – the food was just great. We hit the bed early – we were planning to go to Jungfrau the next day.

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  1. Any SWISS photos…

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