Friday, 31 May 2013

Lucerne, Switzerland


Low and behold, here comes to the end of my Europe 2012 post! Yes, our last stop was at Lucerne, Switzerland. It was our last day in Switzerland before we headed back to Singapore the next day. Being left with only a day at Switzerland, we didn't have much to do. So we decided to take their public transport ferry through lake lucerne. Lake lucerne has a complicated shape, with bends and arms reaching from the city of Lucerne into the mountains. It was pretty interesting yet a really long ride.

After which, we visited the most famous attraction which is the Chapel Bridge (Kapellbr├╝cke), a 204 m (669 ft) long wooden covered bridge originally built in 1333, which is also the oldest covered bridge in Europe. Inside the bridge were a series of paintings from the 17th century depicting events from Lucerne's history.

Like I said, we didn't have much to do with only a day left. So that's about it for my last day in Switzerland and here comes to the end my Europe 2012 Trip! Next up will be my Kuala Lumpur Trip with my girls! Stay tune!

Friday, 17 May 2013

Matterhorn, Zermatt


Who wants to see snow during summer? I surely do! Yes, that was our main purpose for going up to Zermatt actually. Zermatt is famed as a mountaineering and ski resort of the Swiss Alps. They are the only place that have all year round of Skiing, even during summer!! How cool is that? To be honest, I haven't seen or touch any snow in my entire life. The year before in 2011, my main purpose for traveling to Europe during winter was to see snow but, I missed it by a week. So this time round, I paid a bomb just to experience some snow during summer!

There again, it was pretty much troublesome for us. We had to wake up really early because, we could only head up to Matterhorn early in the morning to see snow as by noon, all the snow would have melt by then. Tickets up was kind of expensive. Paid nearly to S$200 each for the cable car tickets. And to head up to Matterhorn, we had to change again from Furi station, ride up was about 45minutes or so.

And yes, as you can see from the pictures above! We made new friends on our way up and we decided to stay and play as a group! It was pretty amazing to touch snow for the first time and of course, I needed to make my first snowman too! Come to think about it, it was actually quite worth it to pay such an amount up to Zermatt and Matterhorn because, I wouldn't be able to experience such stuff in Singapore and this happens only once in a life time.