Saturday, August 1, 2009

Is it not summer?

Perhaps the tail-end of it but nonetheless, it's still bright at 5 and only gets dark at 10.

That was how I remember what it was like during the summer and it was exactly that during my Swiss trip. A pretty good time to be on a holiday if you don't mind the crowd and er...more crowds.

One of the highlights of the trip was our journey up the Swiss Alps. One of them at least; there are 3 different mountains in different locations. I mean, it's either the mountains and lakes anyway but beautiful.

We went to the nearest (to where we were) and more popular touristy one. I was a little bit disappointed because it was way to commercialized and unfortunately for us, on the day that we went, the weather wasn't so inviting. It was cloudy the whole time with smattering of rain.

To get there, we had to travel approx 3++ hours. Going on 4 different trains just to get to the station below where we would take 3 cable cars to Mount Titlis. In terms of efficiency when it comes to public transportation, the Swiss ranks second, coming pretty close to Japan. Ok, so I thought I'd just add that in. It's that or a run down of what Decaslim can do for you? LOL..

Alright, so..train ride and then cable car. I particularly enjoyed the last leg of the ride simply because the track passes through the old settlements at the foot of the mountains. And the train that we rode on was the old vintage ones. It makes you feel like you were warped back in time and living in the good old days. I was told that the houses are occupied by mostly people in their 70s, 80s etc...The younger ones have all gone to the city.

The view from up above, is nothing short of magnificent. If only I had wider lens, more time and better weather. It's cold (-5) but still breathtaking.

Before I end, some photos.

More here if you are so inclined.

1 comment:

wen said...

its so hot here..wish i am there with the snow

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