Checkpoint Charlie and The Chocolate factory

Sunday in Berlin has been very interesting. We had decided to do the City Bus tour today as they are always a good way to find out about the various areas and get… Continue reading

Walls come tumbling down.

Well, staying next to the Brandenburg Gate has its advantages….we managed to have breakfast at Starbucks and get some great photos of the gate before the crowds turned up. It was a lovely… Continue reading

Ich bin ein Berliner !!

So we are on our travels again ! We are currently in Berlin in Germany. After a VERY early 4am start on Friday morning we left Aberdeen and arrived at Heathrow in time… Continue reading

Genève est fermé

Well….when we arrived in Geneva yesterday it was fabulous ! Very busy and very cosmopolitan. Our wonderful host at Hotel Bristol, Max, helped us get a table at one of the premier Thai… Continue reading

Blue rinse brigade hell.

On our final day in Wengen we took things easy with a wee train trip up to Schynige Platte with the intention of seeing some more fantastic views and maybe a short walk,… Continue reading

Nightmare at 8000ft !

So…yesterday was the climax of our walks…our hardest yet ! We did the 8km hike from First to Bussalp via Feld. It takes about 3.5 hours, and our plan was to arrive at… Continue reading

Waterfalls on a Wet Wednesday in Wengen

Thanks to Dave’s impeccable weather forecasting skills ( aka the app on his iPad ) we knew today was going to be a bit drizzly and cloudy, so we had decided to save… Continue reading

A nice cuppa at Ernst Blofeld’s hideout

Tuesday we went to visit Ernst Blofeld’s hideout , otherwise known as the Piz Gloria revolving Resturant on top of the Schilthorn mountain above the lovely village of Mürren. The trip up involves… Continue reading

The Dizzy heights of the Top of Europe

So today we took the train to the highest station in Europe. We went here last June but the weather was against us then because we couldn’t see a thing from the top… Continue reading

Day one (8 miles) : Mannlichen – Kleine Scheidegg – Wengen

The Männlichen is a 2,343 metre mountain, and our starting point for today’s hike. We got the cable car up from Wengen this morning and started the 90min walk to Kleine Scheidegg. It… Continue reading