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A few last questions about my plans for Switzerland

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My long-awaited trip to Switzerland is nearly at hand, and aside from the fact that I’m not ready (panic!), I’m very excited. ☺ Thanks again to all of you who helped me as I planned my travels.

I would welcome comments on a few last questions:

1. I have reservations for two trains and one bus for which I believe my Swiss Pass provides only partial coverage. Am I correct in thinking I can take care of the extra charges once I reach the relevant stations or do I need to do something in advance?

2. While in Gruyeres, I’ll choose between (a) visiting the Maison Cailler and then walking from Broc-Fabrique to Gruyeres or (b) walking the Sentier des Fromageries from Moleson to Gruyeres. I’d appreciate any comments that might help me decide.

3. While in Fribourg, I’m thinking of walking just a bit into the Gotteron Gorge – maybe just a mile or so from the Pont de Berne before turning back. From what I can tell, the recommended walks are much longer. Is walking just a mile or so before turning back reasonable or would I end up missing too much to make it worthwhile?

4. I will have limited time in Bellinzona (4 or 4.5 hours at most), during which I hope to visit all three castles and the Chiesa Santa Maria della Grazie. From what I can tell, there are taxis in Bellinzona -- can anyone confirm that? Assuming there are taxis, I think I would like to take a taxi from town to the Castello di Sasso Corbaro. Once there, I could ask the taxi driver to wait while I admire the views and then take me to the Castello di Montebello. Or I could dismiss the taxi, visit the Castello di Sasso Corbaro, and walk down to the Castello di Montebello. I’d appreciate any comments that might help me decide.

5. How do I say "delicious" and "wonderful" in Romansch?

6. I read somewhere (sorry, but I’ve forgotten where) that trains in parts of the Lower Engadine only stop on request. Is that true, and if so, how do I do it? Speak to a conductor, pull a cord, press a bell…? Any tips about how I’ll know when to signal a desired stop?

7. To visit Zuoz, should I get off at the train station (or the bus station outside it) or is there another stop that makes better sense?

8. I hope to walk from Soglio through Castasegna (about 1 hour of easy downhill walking?), then on to Bondo and Promontogno (maybe another 1.5 hour, mostly flat?) – are these times and descriptions roughly on target?

Thanks in advance for your responses!

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