Beautiful, warm day in Bern.
|View from Grindelwald|
I took the train up to Grindelwald in the hopes of doing some hiking. It’s a really scenic train route, although a lot of it was obscured by fog. At some point the rain morphed into snow, and I decided that I should probably put the hiking plan to rest. Instead, I spent several hours walking around the town of Grindelwald and drinking coffee, but looking up at the mountains part of me was wishing I had skis or mountaineering gear.…
I just heard the woman at reception tell someone it might snow tomorrow. Snow! I’m in Interlaken, gateway to the mountains, and it feels more winter than autumn here. Someday I will learn that off-seasons are off for a reason; from monsoons in India to cold, gray, and raining in Europe, sometimes it seems like my timing could use some improvement. In the meantime, I’ll figure out which hiking trails are still open, maybe buy a warmer jacket, and enjoy the mountains.…
Amsterdam is a gorgeous city filled with old buildings and picturesque canals. I’ve been spending a lot of of time walking around and taking pictures of canals and bridges.
Amsterdam is also one of the most bike friendly cities I have ever been in. But pedestrian beware crossing the bike lanes- they don’t stop! It seems just about everyone here has a bike, and the dedicated bike lanes get pretty full come rush hour.…
After almost a full day of plane flights and waiting around airports, I arrived in the UK on Thursday. I’ve met up with a friend, and we have spent the past two days traveling around England, and attempting to adjust to the time zone. We spent yesterday in Oxford, and today we visited Stonehenge and Salisbury.
Stonehenge is believed to be about 5,000 years old. Although much research has been done into the origins or Stonehenge, they don’t really know what its purpose was.…