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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Travel Series: Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland.

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When I head over to Europe on my OE, I will be using this handy independent traveler bus tour called Busabout. After Paris, where I'm planning on staying a week, then heading to London for a week, the first stop of my independent tour will be the small town of Lauterbrunnen, in the middle of the Swiss Alps!

From the photos, it definitely reminds me of home in South Canterbury - but with sheer faced rocks and waterfalls. Perhaps it is more likened to Milford Sound? I feel like the size of the town (Pop: 2480) reminds me of Geraldine, my hometown - that coupled with 'alps' and beautiful greenery, it will be lovely to spend a few sleepy days here cycling around, looking at waterfalls. Perhaps I'll even go paragliding over the alps!?

I will be spending three nights here before moving onto Munich!

I'm getting back into the swing of my travel series - and it's getting me excited for my travel! I will definitely be heading over to Europe next year to explore, even if I have to take out a huge personal loan! I'm determined to have my 24th birthday be in summer!


FYI, This is the loop I will be travelling! Along with a couple of extra 'trips'. Look out for those coming up! If you're wanting to do some independent 'backpacker' travel - I definitely suggest checking out Busabout.  I'm doing it because I'm travelling on my own and it's a great way to meet like-minded people! Super-duper excited and need to keep this excitement up so I can continue to save the monies! 

8 comments:

  1. Looks like a great plan! I went to Lauterbrunnen a couple of months ago. Maybe you want to stop by in Luxembourg? Would be happy to show you around.

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  2. Haha maybe! Since I have a week in Paris I could possibly do a wee trip to Luxembourg The train is only around 50 euro from Paris. Could be a possibility. I will only be going for 2.5 months, I might do Eastern/Northern Europe on another trip.

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  3. I've stayed in the Swiss Alps before and it was absolutely amazing. So breathtaking!

    x lauren
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  4. Just found you through Busabout's RT; good luck with Busabout TV! From my perusal of your blog, I get the feeling you'd do an excellent job. Best of luck, and hooray for solo Busabout!

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    1. Hiya! Thanks! I was more asking Busabout if I'd be a potential candidate - it looks fun! I will of course be blogging throughout my trip anyway!

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  5. What a great way to do Europe! I'm sure you'll see some breathtaking scenery by bus! I agree it does remind me of South Canterbury/ McKenzie country! the layout of Lauterbrunnen kind of reminds me of what the buildings look like when you drive into Mt Cook national park! We spent a weekend recently exploring South Canterbury and loved it!
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    1. I love Mt Cook! Many family memories of hiking up there. I'm dying to go home over Christmas/New Years - planning on doing a hike, perhaps Mt Cook would be a good hike to do again like old times! x

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  6. My cousins were born in Switzerland and I've always wanted to travel there. it seems not only breathtaking, but peaceful!

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