Today I learned that you can’t lie to a Swiss train guard. That they are humourless is no urban myth. I’m ashamed to admit that it was a calculated decision… because everything is so expensive in Switzerland that we brought all our own food from home, and could only afford to sleep in a prison cell. The […]Read more "Life Lesson #36 – The Swiss Grift"
First time in Switzerland. And it feels fantastic! We flew into slick Zurich airport, and are staying an hour away in Lucerne. The Swiss transport system works like clockwork… which figures, I guess! We chose Lucerne because we felt it symbolises ‘real’ Switzerland. Nestled in the Alps, it’s tiny compared with Zurich or Geneva, has […]Read more "A Weekend in Lucerne"
I spent my first night Switzerland in prison. And the second, actually. Lucerne turned its Jail into a hotel about 15 year ago, and given the price of accommodation in this town, we were only too happy to swap a hotel room for a cell! The best part was that we were upgraded to their most […]Read more "A Night in the Slammer"