I have new Korean roommates. I can’t pronounce their names. They remember everything I have told them, including my name. Names that are more than two syllables have me stumped. Fail.
However, this morning I was extremely helpful. I showed a girl how to slice bread. I did it with my left hand though, and she was totally stumped.
I also shut the sliding door when it was left open. Twice.
I decided that I wanted to go to Grindelwald, so I hopped on the train (wich I had to wait an hour for because I tried to run to the station but got tired, and made it there one minute after it left. Fail)
I also ate a whole days ration of chocolate on the train. Dammit.
The train ride there was obviously magical, and I headed straight to the trailhead. After I stopped and had a coffe and yummy thing which I should know the name of since they were a big hit at the Austrian bakery I worked at. Why did I quit that job. Ugh. But yeah, I hadn’t been to a Swiss bakery yet, and what if it was closed when I got back?!
*dad, good luck at trying to figure out what the bill says*
So now that I was completely sugared up, I continued on my way up. And it was up. All of it.
I wasn’t totally prepared for hiking today. But back in the day, people used to explore the world in jeans. And my bright blue shoes are semi clean again!
I was reading about walks in my lonley planet book, and made it to the hotel restaurant about two and a half hours up. The weather was perfect. It was cool and breezy when I was getting hot, and the wind at the base was mild, almost warm actually.
Then I looked over to the other side, and decided to just go back the way I came. Bummer, but safe.
I took a lot of pictures. A few of them are in the hdr setting, which gives he photos much more credit.
I got back into town, and thought about going to the UNESCO site. But I stood looking out to where the sign was pointing and didn’t see anything convincing. If it’s a waterfall, it was out of season.
Speaking of waterfalls, I thought that there were a bunch of them on the hike. Nope, just avalanches.
I rushed buying a ticket to get back and didn’t have to wait another hour to get back. I probably would have sat and ate chocolate for an hour.
I power walked from interlaken ost train station to the hostel (alplodge) because I think it dropped about thirty degrees during the train ride. I mumbled mean things at people blocking the sidewalk and finally made it to the hostel where I went straight to the top floor to cook my dinner before anyone could take over the kitchen to make a family dinner. It was the best. Piping hot. As I was finishing mine, some guy started cooking his meal. Boiling some noodles, and heating up sauce…..yum…
I can’t believe it’s only six thirty. I didn’t go out last night, and it’s definitely not happening tonight!!