On Saturday 7th July I finally got myself together after a busy week and headed off to Gatwick airport for my next holiday. My new suitcase was sufficiently packed and excitement was starting to build. I had preplanned all the major things--accommodation, a couple of my train journeys, some tours. All the travel people must have got together to make sure I'd have an adventure though. At Gatwick my plane was delayed an hour. Waiting in airports is just part of travelling though I think. Hardly uncommon. Finally I was on the plane heading for europe and shortly after touching down in Geneva, Switzerland.
look around and she'd wait for the suitcase to arrive and meet me later. I caught the train down to Lake Geneva again to view it in the daytime and then made my way to Java Cafe. There I met the sweet Beatrice whom I met on my Scotland tour last year. It was lovely to catch up with her again. Later CSH arrived with my shortlost suitcase. Happy reunion. We ate and then they walked me to the train station and I managed to just make the one I had intended on catching. The plan was to get to Interlaken with 1.5-2hrs to look around but drama was the theme of travel this time. I did my one change that I was suppose to do. Then we stopped again further along. People started grumbling and moving off the train as I was waiting for the speaker to get to the english version. Problems with the train and we all had to change. Originally to buses which we waited for for a while and then were ushered to a train. Of course that only took us so far and then we had to get off and change to a bus anyway. We stood in huge queue and then had two squish onto a bendy bus till it was as full as could manage, leaving behind other passangers to wait for the next bus. I managed to fit on the second bus for the final leg to Interlaken. Needless to say, by the time I got there I had 30min to my next train so I just went to the train station. I realised I had forgotten my seat reservation and so found somewhere online to get the details--though I was expecting this not to actually work coz you needed the paper to show them. Found the right platform for the Golden Pass train which is a popular scenic route by train. It was 20mins late. I found my seat but had to pay extra in the end--though thankfully not much--as silly me reserved a first class seat and booked a second class ticket. (Coz the seat reservation website didn't sell the tickets as well.) I then sat back and enjoyed the mountains, lakes, greenery and villages all the way to Lucerne.