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Trip Report Switzerland's Iconic Postal Buses...A Whole Different Switzerland!

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Anyone who had driven or taken buses up and over the Alps instead of tunneling below them will know how awesome some of Switzerland's Alpine passes are. And though I've driven over some main passes I would much rather leave the driving to the bus driver so I can fully appreciate the awesomely spectacular scenes going up and over the high Alps.

In this thread I will relay some of my experiences with several such bus rides over typically sinuous hairpin-turning two-lane roads looping up and over the summits - such as the famous Simplon Pass road, the Susten, Grimsel and Furka passes (which all can be done in one day by postal bus from Meiringen on the Three Passes bus excursion - not a guided tour but involving a couple of buses where you loop up and over three passes and end up back in Meiringen (near Interlaken).

So for something different from trains and cable cars seek out Switzerland's iconic postal buses - the constant tooting of their unique sounding horns on hairpin turn after hairpin turn will forever ring in your mind.

In future posts I will detail the bus rides I've taken and invite others to share their experiences as well.

Next up the Three Passes Bus Loop from Meiringen!

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