Interlaken and Bern

So, we surprise our sister and then we ditch her… but we have a good excuse, she had to work. We hadn’t slept much in the past two days, but who cared, we were in Switzerland and taking advantage of it.

It took about 3 hours to get to Bern and then a train transfer and another hour. Interlakens name comes from its geographical location, between lakes. It lies literally between two lakes. Coming to this town, I had no idea what I was looking for. I have to say from what I saw there were more tourists then people that lived there out on the streets, which is not the norm in many cities in Europe. Interlaken has a very small population and it was a small town, but we really enjoyed the silent streets with some friends hanging outside the bars.

Now Bern, was obviously completely the opposite. We didn’t even have to pull out the map, since all of the places to see were so close by. Also, Bern is the capital of Switzerland. It is completely different from Zurich: much smaller, more touristy and there’s bears on the riverwalk. Of course the bears are locked up and lingering tourists are watching them for hourse. We took one picture and left to see more beautiful and interesting places. One thing we tried was not even taking out the map to guide us through the small stone streets, which we still ended up finding everything that was worth it to see. Roaming through a small city and getting lost, then bringing out the map is one thing everyone should try when they are in a small town like Bern (of course it was safe enough to do this). The one negative thing I can say about the day, was that it was raining the whole time, but at least it wasn’t pouring.

Note to self: if ever travelling or touring a city in the rain, make sure you have the right shoes for the weather.


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