My sister lives in Switzerland now and Danny has toured the Confoederatio Helvetica in September. Let me write about Zürich, which Frank and I visited in January 2016.
Welcome, 2019. A special year. Fifty years ago, in June 1969, patrons of The Stonewall Inn in New York grew tired of yet another raid by the police. Gay, lesbians, bisexuals and mostly: transgenders, transvestites and dragqueens fought back. Those were the Stonewall Riots.
Where next? We have been travelling together since 2013. Together or separately, we have fallen under the charm of some cities we didn’t expect to.
Yes, travelling through the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland in direction of Italy is faster and more efficient. But using the old Gotthard Tunnel and is the scenic option.
Staying at my sister’s in Zug in October, I had a great view of Pilatus, a mountain in the canton of Lucerne in central Switzerland.
Lucerne or Luzern is a top destination in Switzerland, with its Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge) and Löwendenkmal (Lion’s Monument). But don’t forget the Verkerhshaus or Swiss Museum of Transport.
My sister lives in Zug, a town in central Switzerland. With low taxes, it attracts companies to have an head office there. With 30,000 inhabitants and 22km2, Zug isn’t big. Without visiting the museums, you can see the sights in less than two hours. Yet, it’s less dull than it sounds.
My sister lives in Zug, which means ‘train’ in German. So obviously, as a train enthusiast I took the train to Zug. Mit dem Zug nach Zug.
After a wonderful 17 days of travelling across 4 different countries in a whole bunch of different trains, it was time to board my last 3 trains and return home.
For my final night of my 2018 rail adventure I was staying at the InterContinental Genève, as all hotels in the Geneva area where pretty expensive I used my points for this stay.