Swiss Bliss Day 9 (Part 3)

Rigi Kulm would have been better if we were there on a clear day. Anyway, we had fun climbing uphill and downhill, soon it was time to leave. Please make sure that you know which train you’re supposed to take. One will bring you back to Vitznau and the other to Arth-Goldau.

Tip: Please make sure that you get on the right train. They are both in different colours and parked side-by-side.

“Where should we sit this time around?”

“On the left too.”

It was a really cloudy day

It was a really cloudy day

That was how most of my photos on top of Rigi Kulm looked like.

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Swiss Bliss Day 9 (Part 2)

The Swiss are so blessed. Even on a landlocked area, with no beaches in sight, they have lakes. And, oh my, these lakes are so breathtaking. We are now in Lucerne and queuing up for a boat ride on Lake Lucerne.

“What are we doing?”

“We are going on a boat ride.”

“Again?”

“This is slightly different, we will be making a round trip.”

The Golden Round Trip will take you from Lucerne to Mt Pilatus via boat and cogwheel train.

Do not mistake this for the Golden Round Trip. That is for the Lucerne and Mt. Pilatus trip in which it combines a boat ride and a train up into Mt. Pilatus. Ours is a much smaller and less touristy-inclined trip. Just to take in the sights and to enjoy a similar experience as the Golden Round Trip.

There is also a legend that is linked with Lucerne. William Tell. He’s the archer that shot the apple off the head of his own son.

Lucerne from the lake. (click to enlarge)

Lucerne from the lake. (click to enlarge)

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Arsenal 2014-15

We have the new season upon us and so far there has been only good news for Arsenal fans. Although we may have lost Bacary Sagna and Thomas Vermaelen, we have learnt from past mistakes and swooped early to sign Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy and David Ospina to cover up our gaps. Barring another mid-season breakdown, this would be the season to watch. The Germans won the World Cup, and will soon be back in training to give us a massive boost in the games later in the month.

Our match against Manchester City in the Charity Shield allowed the fans to have a good view of the quality amongst Arsenal’s ranks. There are still shouts of getting another defensive midfielder to complement Arteta and also a good defensive cover for both Koscielny and Mertesacker.

This would be the breakthrough season for Jack Wilshere to finally live up to his billing as boy wonder for England. Aaron Ramsey made it his last season and has continued that with a goal in the game against City.

If you’re an Arsenal fan, send in your opinions. Come on you Gunners!

Arsenal and Puma partnership

Arsenal and Puma partnership

Swiss Bliss Day 9 (Part 1)

I have been gushing about the Swiss Transport System since Day 1 itself and it’s already nine days into the current trip.

“I think we have enough of the superlatives,” said the wife.

“Yeah.” echoed the rest of the family.

What can I say? It is really that convenient. Any decent, respectable country should have a good train system. With multiple trains at different times going through some of the same routes or even through different routes to get to the same place. So you will never take the same journey twice. How great would that be?

Train ride in Switzerland

Train ride in Switzerland

We woke up early as usual just to catch the earliest direct train with the least amount of stops to Lucerne from Interlaken. The beauty with the trains is that if you missed one, there will be another that follows shortly. Not more than an hour’s wait. So you can be very punctual with your traveling or you could go with the flow and see what the day’s trains will take you.

The Swiss trains are very comfortable and more often then not, quite quiet. Most people would just get a book out and read or get some sleep, but my suggestion — Keep your eyes open!

Keep your eyes open while on the train. Look out the windows!

“Where do we have to sit?”

“On the RIGHT side of the train, please.”

“Why?”

“That’s where most of the views are.”

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