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Day 34: Liechtenstein and the Swiss Alps

snow 2 °C

Hey all! It's day 34 of our euro trip, and the Contiki is almost over! We visited Liechtenstein yesterday, lovely little country, small as can be. Turns out, for 50,000 euro's, you can buy the town for a whole day, and they change the street names to whatever you want as well. sounds fun if you have a spare 50K sitting around. After that we went to Lucerne for lunch and a look around, letting everybody get their Swiss watches and Swiss army knives. Pity i already have one, it didn't leave much for me to do haha. After Lucerne we drove up into the mountains and finally arrived at our Swiss chalet in the town of Lauterbrunnen (I think thats how it's spelled). The town itself is quite nice, though it seems our sunshine has ended and the rain has finally hit us. We were treated to Swiss cowbells and yodelling last night, which while odd wasn't as bad as i thought yodelling would be. Some cheese fondue and chicken casserole for dinner and we got to see the Olympic starting ceremony, before we all got back into the grog. We went up the Jungfrau mountain today, one of the three highest mountains in Europe, took a 1 1/2 hour train ride to get there and at the top it was covered in snow and freezing! Personally my day was made by the hot chocolate, my first time seeing it snow, and the amazing faceplant a Chinese man did in the ice palace, when he slipped around on the icy floor and ended up flat on his face. Cruel, i know, but it was quite hillarious. We've just arrived back in camp for dinner in half an hour, before our party tonight, in Swiss colours of red and white, so we're having a Swissco disco. should be fun, even if we're all running low on francs. Tomorrow it's back into Germany to stay in the Rhine Valley for a night, before heading to Amsterdam for our last two nights. With any luck, the Wi-fi won't cost 15 francs there and i can add a new entry. Hope everybody is well at home!

Dale Chapman, signing out.

Posted by Dale Chapman 08:22 Archived in Switzerland

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I can't believe it's nearly over Dale! I hope you've stocked up on Swiss chocolate - we used to eat it for breakfast. I hope the last few days of the tour are fantastic for you.

by Mum

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