My week in Switzerland wasn't cheap, however I managed to save some money by couchsurfing with a friend in Bern, and another person in Geneva. In Interlaken, I stayed at one of Europe's most popular hostels, Balmer's, but with snow on the ground, and a chill in the air, the guests were few and the atmosphere was non-existent.
Train rides through snow-covered valleys, and plenty of Swiss chocolate made the journey worthwhile. Hopefully I'll have the opportunity to return when it's a little warmer.
- The Bern Identity
- The Einstein Museum and Work Delayed
- Interlaken and Lunch Atop the Swiss Alps
- The Golden Pass Train Rides to Geneva
- Chillon Castle and My Geneva Couchsurf
- The UN, Red Cross, and a Photo Safari
Dave is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Go Backpacking and Feastio. He's been to 66 countries and lived in Colombia and Peru. Read the full story of how he became a travel blogger.
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Saturday 17th of July 2010
very beautiful picture and nice write up.
Friday 16th of July 2010
Unbelievable photo! I stayed at Funny Farm when I was in Interlaken in 2005 and absolutely loved it. I really need to make it back there sometime for round 2.