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Overdue!!

God knows how long i have not been here. Reason one, its freaking expensive. Reason two, i just feel its a burden to put everything down in words (same for my private journal, i am fair!) Reason three, i donät even think anyone reads this!

Also, I found out that i forgot to bring my camera to computer thing-a-magicka. So... no pictures unless there is free internet and i met someone who has the tool?!

Anyhow, i see from my page i left this blog at Bruge. Bruges was the loveliest medieval town ever! (yeah i was biased, that was like my second town, & though i äm less biased now it is still my favourite!) I loved the way you could see the permieter of the town when i was atop the Belfry Tower. Moreover, i loved that you could see the curves of the street and the red tatched roofs. The hostel i stayed in, one of them anyways, was a great place! The bar downstairs was a lovely place to hang out and get to know your roomies and other hostellers. It was a lively atmosphere! I met a couple of people i äm keeping in touch with! Actually, in a few days i will prolly meet up with this french girl (whom i met there) and let her show me around small town france! Free lodging and an insight into the french people! Hooray!!

After Bruges, due to bad weather i skipped luxembourg city into Switzerland. My train hit a few cows (1? 3? 6? so many versions... the announcement was in french so..) and i ended up witha free single bed room in a nice hotel in Basel. I still had to pay for my trip the next day though... After all that., i ended up in interlaken. It was a very scenic train ride to the place. Racism is apparent there... I was rejected by a hostel because i wasnät korean! Whats up with that?!?! Interlaken was flooded with Koreans.... every asian there was one... almost! Some were Japanese i think...

Interlaken is the gateway to mountain paradise! Honest! I am in Zermatt right now and Bernese Oberland (where interlaken is a part of) is so much better in terms of view and hiking! I had one good day of weather in interlaken and i headed into Italy and France, deciding to come back when the weather got better.

Went to lago di como in Italy. Pretty places there, Mennagio, Varenna and Bellagio. Bellagio was a lil too touristy though. Feels quite Roman-ish there actually. The gardens at Varenna were nice. I can imagine those Romans taking walks in gardens like that... first HI hostel experience there. I dont like HI. They suck!!

Checked the weather and decided i should head back to Switzerland. Took a day stop in Milan and reached Nice. Milan was actually quite interesting... There was a nice sturdy fort, some unique buildings... I liked looking at the fashion there too... I didn´t get to stop by the dashion district due to time constraints, but Italian ladies seem to think it was gala night everyday. I äm not complaining though. I like looking at cleavages... haha Hmmm.. come to think of it.. are Italian women generally big breasted?!???

Nice had a good beach. Thats pretty much it i think... Very much like a college party town... It was pretty nice... the party feel... Should go there with friends, not by yourself. And that said probably your girlfriend. Seems like a place to do some crazy things!

Back in Switzerland!! & i am truly in love with Bernese Oberland. Stayed at Gimmelwald and Wengen. Both were good places and relatively cheap. I stayed at a campground during the two rainy days and while the dorm room was nice, the facilities weren´t. Went up both Schilthorn and JungFrauJoch. I almost missed JungFrauJoch because of the expensive underground train up there. But i am glad i didn´t. Touristy but still quite an experience for someone who hasnt seen a glacier before in real life. One of these days ill be on one! However, lets have a moment of silence for the six Swiss Army personnel who died from an avalanche near JungFrau while training to be mountain rescuers.

Schilthorn had amazing panoramic views of the peaks in the area. The hike down was actually strenous: on the knees. I actually wished i hiked up... Trummelbach waterfall, the waterfall that channels all the water from all the glaciers was well worth the 11 swiss francs! Such a powerful underground (!!) waterfall... it was simply a dumbfounding experience. & a wet one at that.

After all that... probably 7 - 10 days my second time in switzerland in less than a month. I went to a swiss town (finally), Lucerne. A pretty nice quaint town/city but for me.. nothing spectacular i guess. A university town i am told by one of the locals but still a visit, for the stone lion, bridge and fortifications if nothing else. Spent a night and day there and i am in Zermatt writing this after a 5000ft up and down hike! in 5 plus hours!

FINALLY no more writing for awhile.

Posted by kyhans 06:43

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