Category: Switzerland

Hiking & Cayoning – Interlaken, Switzerland
[ 1 ] September 14, 2011 |

Hiking & Cayoning – Interlaken, Switzerland

Our second and third days in Interlaken were spent soaking up all the scenery and adrenaline Interlaken had to offer.  We decided to spend our second day in Interlaken taking on an ambitious 6-hour hike across a ridgeline in the surrounding Swiss alps.  Our journey started off with a 45-minute train ride up the first […]

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Swiss Day – Interlaken, Switzerland
[ 3 ] September 10, 2011 |

Swiss Day – Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken is an adrenaline junkie’s dreamland.  Set in the beautiful Swiss alps this little slice of mountain man heaven is a form of backpackers Shangri-La.  Interlaken is a relatively small town with only around 5,000 residents, 25% of which are foreign nationals supporting the adventure tourism trade. The train ride into Interlaken was filled with […]

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Balmer’s Tent Village – Interlaken, Switzerland
[ 0 ] September 10, 2011 |

Balmer’s Tent Village – Interlaken, Switzerland

The hostel we booked in Interlaken was as unique and novel to us as the town and scenery itself.  Balmer’s Tent Village was a bit of a hike from the train station but we soon found ourselves unloading our backpacks into our very own “private motel tent” code named “Shanghai”. Being as it was our […]

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1 Ferry, 2 Trains, 3 Buses and a Pair of Irish Maidens
[ 0 ] September 10, 2011 |

1 Ferry, 2 Trains, 3 Buses and a Pair of Irish Maidens

Getting from Bellagio, Italy to Interlaken, Switzerland is no easy task – one ferry across the lake to Menaggio, Italy; bus from Menaggio to Lugano, Switzerland; another city bus from Lugano bus station to Lugano train station; train from Lugano to Luzern; then switch to a “panaromic” train to from Luzern to Interlaken Oost; then […]

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