My Switzerland!

Sep 20th, 2009, 07:43 PM
  #21  
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 6,342
Great report and amazing pics Hanuman. Glad to see you back posting. Your report took me back to our travels in Switzerland.

Aloha!
hawaiiantraveler is offline  
Sep 21st, 2009, 12:06 AM
  #22  
DAX
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 2,833
Thanks for your well written trip report! I enjoy the way you captured so many details of each moment. How on earth do you remember them at the end of your trip?
Like schuler, I am amazed that you made it to Obermatt by boat. Did your boat stop right at the Ennetbuergen station or did you have to transfer to a smaller boat at Beckenried? How long of a boat ride was it to get there from Lucerne? I've never been on the lake steamer.
DAX is offline  
Sep 21st, 2009, 04:12 AM
  #23  
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2,248
I chuckled at your wife's "merry-go-round" comment. But it's so true that when you're given lemons, you make lemonade! Even on a cloudy day, you made the most of it.

Did you happen to see the cemetery behind the church? The gravestones are marked with the names of mountaineers who have lost their lives while climbing the Matterhorn. Some older, some very young.

I enjoyed your report very much. Thanks!
swisshiker is offline  
Sep 21st, 2009, 05:13 AM
  #24  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,160
Dax,

I write the report while it's still fresh in my memory and during the hours when the rest of the country is asleep, sort of my way of coping with jet lagged.

At first we were quoted around CHF 350 for a taxi boat from Luzern but I told the person who was helping me at my hotel to find a cheaper alternative, perhaps a taxi boat from somewhere closer than Luzern. We ended up going to Weggis on the lake steamer, took around 45 minutes, and then a taxi boat from there to the restaurant which took another 15 minutes. Getting there and back cost more than the meal but definitely worth it IMO.

swisshiker,

I think I missed translated my wife's comment and it should have read "ferris wheel" but I guess it's sort of the same as a vertical merry go round. Glad you like it though!

Yes I did take a quick walk around the cemetery and was taken aback by the writings on the grave stones - very touching!

Glad you like my report.

hawaiiantraveler and Bob,

Glad you and Bob enjoyed it!
Hanuman is offline  
Sep 21st, 2009, 09:06 AM
  #25  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 28,925
i finally was able to get the rest of the pics this AM....all i can say is WOW!!! fantastic pics, but then it takes a good eye and patience to get those shots...

i have put CH back near the top of the return to list...
rhkkmk is offline  
Sep 21st, 2009, 09:07 AM
  #26  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,160
I've just uploaded a couple of small High Definition video clips on to YouTube, I didn't know you can do this from the video files of my digital camera! Click the little red "HD" button at the bottom right hand side of the screen to get the full effect.

At the top of Mount Titlis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOhRfDcnd0E

Waving goodbye to the nice people that gave us a quick ride in their helicopter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak50naeuQw8
Hanuman is offline  
Sep 21st, 2009, 09:08 AM
  #27  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,160
Thanks for the compliment Bob!
Hanuman is offline  
Sep 21st, 2009, 10:04 AM
  #28  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,488
Pook ..I will second Bob's WOW. That picture of the Matterhorn from your window is stunning. Sounds like you 2 had a wounderful time. I must have Bob put CH back up to the top of our list. Great report,supper pictures. See you in Nov. k
kmkrnn is offline  
Sep 21st, 2009, 10:06 AM
  #29  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,892
Nice report, Pook. It's been years since we last visited Switzerland. Will view your photos later when I am on a real computer and not on my i-Phone.
Craig is offline  
Sep 21st, 2009, 08:22 PM
  #30  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,160
Thank you Karen! I'm glad you like the report and pictures.

Craig,

Yes please look at the pictures when you have time. We had a great time in Switzerland and I look forward to your comment.
Hanuman is offline  
Sep 21st, 2009, 08:30 PM
  #31  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 28,925
so what's next??
rhkkmk is offline  
Sep 21st, 2009, 08:32 PM
  #32  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 28,925
for any europe board person you might like to know that hanuman is one of the most esteemed members of the asia board...he is a regular contributor...click on his name...

he gives fantastic asia info...always accurate and current, especially on thailand where he lives...
rhkkmk is offline  
Sep 21st, 2009, 09:20 PM
  #33  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,160
Thanks for the introduction Bob and now I'm embarrassed!
Hanuman is offline  
Sep 22nd, 2009, 11:27 AM
  #34  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 32,619
Hanuman, what a wonderful report and photos! I'm so glad you two had such a great trip!
Kathie is offline  
Sep 22nd, 2009, 12:18 PM
  #35  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 27,245
Dear Hanuman,

thanks for a great report. I spent last weekend in Muerren and had such a fantastic time I'm going back this weekend. I also love Wengen... but I think I'm a convert.

I smiled at all your weather changes - it sure is hard here to know when the views will grace you or not - and so very exciting when they do!

So glad you enjoyed Switzerland.

gruezi
gruezi is offline  
Sep 22nd, 2009, 07:23 PM
  #36  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,160
Thank you Kathie and gruezi for your kind words.
Hanuman is offline  
Sep 23rd, 2009, 07:24 PM
  #37  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 28,925
ok, now we want hanuman back on the asia board
rhkkmk is offline  
Oct 11th, 2009, 07:06 AM
  #38  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,160
Someone just pointed out to me that the town we went to for the Titlis trip was Engelberg NOT Engadin. Apologies for my mistake and thank you Swissaholic TA.
Hanuman is offline  
Oct 11th, 2009, 07:55 AM
  #39  
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 12,491
I have realy enjoyed your informative report and photos. Thanks for posting in such detail!
lincasanova is offline  
Oct 11th, 2009, 02:18 PM
  #40  
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,939
Wonderful report and absolutely beautiful photos. I fell in love with Wengen last month. It was my first time there, but I will return next September.
scatcat is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:56 AM.