Sunday, November 20, 2016

On Our Way to the Swiss Alps (Europe #8)

Welcome back to my Europe photo series. The first seven posts were on our first destination, Geneve.  On the fourth day of our trip, we were ready for the Alps!

First, though, we still needed to locate my wallet. We hopped a train into Geneve, walked to the police station that I had found closed on Sunday, and discovered that my wallet was not there. They gave us the location of another police station. So, we took another walk, fortunately only about 15 more minutes. The lady in this other station did not speak English, so I pulled out my iPhone to translate again. We still weren't having much luck and she just wanted to give up. Finally another employee who spoke better English came along, and they managed to find it. Yay!

Bonnes nouvelles!
J'ai le portefeuille perdu!

We had been traveling around the city for three days by local train, bus, and tram. We had originally planned to take a long-distance train to Interlaken, and then a smaller one up to Lauterbrunnen. However, Joanna suggested that we rent a car instead, which would be less expensive and give us more flexibility.

Then we drove back to our hotel to pick up our luggage and buy some food at the grocery store that was underneath the hotel.

Of course I stocked up on good Swiss dark chocolate for the road!

When I say we were driving through the mountains, I mean it literally. 

Ah! The Alps are in sight in the far distance! Amazing!

The view only got better and better as we drove. Stunning!

Interlaken is an area between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. 


Wow! I could not stop taking pictures, and we weren't even in the mountains yet!

We're almost to the village of Lauterbrunnen!

My Europe posts so far:

#1: Off to Europe!
#2: Our First Afternoon in Geneve
#3: On the Shores of Lake Geneva
#4: All Around Geneve, All by Myself
#5: Sweet Sunday Morning in Geneve
#6: Saint-Pierre Cathedral
#7: Musée d'Art et d'Histoire
#8: On Our Way to the Swiss Alps
#9: O Little Town of Lauterbrunnen 
#10: Mürren and Gimmelwald by Cable Car
#11: Staubbachfall in Lauterbrunnen
#12: Foggy Days in Lauterbrunnen
#13: Trümmelbachfalle, Ten Waterfalls in a Big Swiss Cave
#14: St. Beatus Caves at Lake Thun in Switzerland
#15: An Evening in Bern

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