the day we went to jungfraujoch

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Jungfraujoch has eluded us once again but we did get one step closer this time!! Maybe next time – we will actually see a view.

Back in 2006, our day excursion to Jungfraujoch was cancelled so we never even got to go up to the top of Europe. At least this time round, we did!

It was three trains up: (1) Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen (2) Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Schneidigg (3) Kleine Schneidigg to Jungfraujoch

We made it up there but what did we see?? Nothing when we got to the top, except snow and white clouds. Well, actually we lie a little… It was blowing a “blizzard” (at least that is what it felt) when David ducked outside to take this photo!


Up to 3454 metres (11 333 feet) where the air was thin, Le was feeling a little woozy from the high altitude so maybe it was a good thing we didn’t see much! So we took this photo of what could’ve been:


IMG_4415Then it was time to come down…. three more trains down the other side of the mountain  (1) Jungfraujoch to Kleine Schneidigg (2) Kleine Schneidigg to Grindelwald (3) Grindewald to Interlaken Ost.

It couldn’t have been a foggier day to be up there. It was raining and the train trip up and down was somewhat scenic at least.  Especially on the way down when we got glimpses of blue sky and this adorable mother & baby pair 🙂

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Although the weather wasn’t ideal, we still enjoyed ourselves thoroughly! Last time it was in November, this time in August… think we will aim for June for next time – as the saying goes, “Third time lucky.”  Fingers crossed!

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Swiss Alps Jungfrau – Aletsch was listed as a

UNESCO Heritage site in 2001.

To see the other UNESCO sites we have visited,

visit our unofficial bucket list



homeward bound

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After 123 days living out of our suitcases, and being nomads… we are heading home! During our time away, we have managed to stay in touch with family and friends but more importantly, we haven’t tried killing each other. It’s a terrific sign, considering we are going home to plan our wedding.

When we planned this trip, we had high hopes that the grand finale would be in Zurich with a visit to Jungfrau. Sadly for us, the day trip we had booked to Jungfrau was cancelled at the last minute. So instead of a grand finale, we actually had a pretty anti-climatic farewell to Europe. Our biggest thrill before we walked out of our hotel room was the phone call home, to make sure someone was picking us up from the airport and to find out that our box of goodies which we sent back in Prague on Day 23 had finally made it home.

And as we pulled that last hotel room door shut, we looked at each other and said, “That’s it!” A feeling of bittersweet sorrow flooded over us. We’ll be back one day!!  Switzerland and the rest of Europe still has much more to offer and will just have to wait until we come back again.