A most pleasant train journey
Trip Start May 01, 2006
122Trip End Sep 01, 2006
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Our flight to Geneva was uneventful and we managed quite successfully to spend three hours wandering around the city and the lake in the gorgeous sunshine eating Swiss chocolate.
I had attempted to get accommodation for one night in Geneva but as the world cup soccer now encroached upon Europe, there were no rooms to be found under 120 euros. We had been offered accommodation in Bern from a lovely lady from the Hospitality Club and I asked if we caught a late train to Bern whether she could put us up for two nights
The train was luxurious - even in second class. It was really comfortable, quiet and fast. The view was spectacular and I couldn't wait to see the green fields, mountains and rivers from a scooter seat instead of through the train window. It was the most delightful 2 hour train journey I have ever had.
Sabine met us at Bern station and took us to her apartment and introduced us to her son Yannis. Our room was in the attic (4 flights up - oh my poor knees). We spent a truly delightful evening chatting and swapping travel stories.