Showing posts with label Switzerland. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Switzerland. Show all posts

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Geneva tour (Day 8 of Chan Brothers Europe Travel)

Today, our tour group was headed for Geneva for the morning instalment of our tour, which is known to be the hub for many World Organizations. From Lucerne, we travelled for 4 straight hours before reaching Geneva. We alighted from our coach and took photos at the United Nation Organization headquarters. There was a large structure of a chair which was an interesting sight. “Broken Chair” is constructed of 5.5 tons of wood and is 12 metres (39 feet) high. It symbolises opposition to land mines and cluster bombs, and acts as a reminder to politicians and others visiting Geneva.

It was another hot day and thereafter we proceeded to dine at a Thai Chinese restaurant. Thanks to the arrangement of the tour agency, throughout the tour, we had a sprinkling of Asian cuisine here and then throughout our Europe tour.

Lucerne tour: Chapel Bridge and The Lion Monument (Day 7 of Chan Brothers Europe Travel)

This morning, after a hearty breakfast (but the food fare was still as salty as ever from Italy to Switzerland), our tour group proceeded for a city tour of Lucerne. It was a walking city tour, led by our tour manager.

From Hotel Monopol where our tour group was putting up, we walked to the Chapel Bridge, just a stone’s throw away. The Chapel Bridge was the icon of Lucerne which was restored after a fire. There were swans swimming in the lake under the bridge.

Switzerland Tour: Mount Titlis (Day 6- Part 2 of Chan Brothers Europe Travel)

Finally, after the cable rides up the breathtaking scenery, my Dear and I, together with the rest of the tour group reached the top of Mount Titlis! When we stepped out of the cable car, we proceeded directly into a storey in Mount Titlis building.

My Dear and I felt giddy. This was understandable as we were 3,000 m above sea level. We took the lift down to have our lunch at a restaurant. We gobbled up the large hot dogs (the largest we had ever eaten) and the spaghetti.

After lunch, we felt giddy still but we proceeded to the top of the building to do what we were here in Switzerland for: that is right, to play with snow!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Mount Titlis, Switzerland Tour (Day 6- Part 1 of Chan Brothers Europe Travel)


After a hearty breakfast, it was time to bid farewell to Milan and to Italy after spending 4 days visiting Rome, Vatican City, Pisa, Florence, Venice and Milan. This morning, we would be heading to Switzerland and the first stop of the itinery was to play with snow at Mount Titlis in Engelberg!

Mount Titlis was the highlight of our Europe Tour in Switzerland! To prepare for what the tour manager told us to anticipate on Mount Titlis, my wife and I spent days prior to our tour, purchasing good leather good, leather jackets and other winter ware.