Sunday, 13 April 2014

Beautiful Brunnen

I recently visited Switzerland for a week of meetings. Prior to that, I have always heard how beautiful the country is and how things work like clockwork. And I find it very true and amazing.

Clockwork - that is how I will describe the train system in Switzerland. Legendary really. We had arrived in Zurich and took the train to Brunnen having changed trains at two other towns. Not difficult actually if you understand the system. And this was the sight on the train ride into Brunnen.
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I have always heard how picturesque Switzerland is but never did I imagine the real beauty that awaits when we arrived in a small town of Brunnen. We were put up at the Waldstatterhof Hotel by Lake Lucerne and the day we arrived, beautiful weather like you wouldn't believe. Blue skies, sunshine with temperatures at around 4 degrees Celcius.
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The hotel is located right beside Lake Lucerne and what a beautiful sight greeted us.
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We had arrived at the right time - clear blue skies and bright sunshine that is not normal for late February time. Right in front of the hotel is the lake and the ferry terminal.
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I was lucky enough to have a room facing the lake. And this is the view from my window.
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And every morning when I wake up, this is the view I am greeted with.
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And in the evening, clear skies permitting, this is the view...
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I went for runs in the evening and the surrounding is as beautiful. The lake, the marina and when it is Feb, the sun sets early. And what a sight!
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As luck would have it, I spotted a couple seated by the bench at the edge of the lake. A lucky shot for me.
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And that week was the week of the Carnival - an excuse to revel and drink the night away. Starts at 4am in the morning and the streets are decorated and blocked off. Then comes the parade…
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And all too soon, it was time to leave Brunnen. Just as well as the weather took a turn and was back to "regular" winter weather.
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Brunnen is a beautiful quaint town and definitely worth another visit.

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