Planes, Trains, and….Boats

Day 6 19.5.10
.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We got up early, had breakfast, and packed up our stuff.  Went for a quick walk and then to the Bead shop to make our goods.  Oh, and we stopped at a local chocolatier….

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…and purchased what I am sure is the most expensive chocolate ever.

Swiss chocolate....yummmmm

It was well-worth it!

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 .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        At the train station, when we told the woman at the Information Desk our plan to take the boat to Brennen and then the train to Zurich, her response was “OK…that’s…interesting!”   But to our credit, it couldn’t have been a better idea.  The entire 2 – hour ride was beautiful!  Unable to get a seat inside, we sat at the front of the boat, and it was…chilly.

BRRRRRRR....

…But a great opportunity for some awesome views of the alps. 

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The boat docked with 12 minutes for us to get to the train station.  Brennen was such a cute little town, unfortunately we had to run through it, packs and all, to catch our train to the airport!

The flight to Prague was 1.25 hours, quick and painless.  We had arranged for a car to pick us up to take us to the The Castle Steps, the hotel we would be staying in for 5 nights.  Our driver, Scott, was a 40-something American from Sacramento, and was more than happy to give us tons of pointers, tips, must-sees, good pubs and restaurants to try. 

We arrived at the adorable hotel at around 9:30 pm.  We had both been exhausted up until this point; as soon as we got to our “Poplar Apartment,” we were eager to go see a bit of the city.  We headed straight out to The Charles Bridge.  It was bustling with people – much busier and a lot more going on than Luzern.  I don’t think I can put into words how awesome the city already appeared to be.  We knew it was going to be good.  Though we did get a little lost that night (who forgot the map?), we made it back to our room by 11:30 and planned to get up to explore.

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