I checked out of Balmer’s after two nights, resupplied myself with a new bag of assorted chocolate truffles, and checked my e-mail at a posh McDonald’s before going back to the train station for the 11:06am panorama train. The Golden Pass scenic route runs from Luzern to Geneva via Interlaken and lots of little towns in between. It was another good suggestion from Stefan.
Within the first two hours of leaving Interlaken, I had already switched trains twice, but barely had to wait ten minutes at each changeover. The Swiss run a tight rail operation.
It was hard to take photos with the glare on the windows, and lack of sunlight or color. The sky was grey and overcast almost the whole way, and snow covered everything until we descended to Lake Geneva.
I had my laptop and book with me, but I decided to spend the whole trip staring out the window at the passing landscape. The cost of living and travel is so high in Switzerland, it is almost hard to enjoy the experience. So I savored the snowiest views of my trip, for the chances of me returning in the future on my own dime were slim to none.