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Hospental / Milan, Italy Day 42

I left Hospental today and it was still very lightly snowing. I guess the temperature was hovering at about zero. Got on the train towards Milan, and now I’m basking in 24 degrees. That’s better! The train ride was pretty short and sweet. Had to stop in Goschenen again, the town from which we climbed […]

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Hospental, Switzerland Day 41

I awoke this morning to an unexpected surprise… snow! It wasn’t sticking, but the flakes were coming down! Kind of a big change from the heat wave in Lyon, France.  Myka, the woman from my hotel, offered to drive me to the top of the Gotthard Pass where there’s a museum, then I’d walk down […]

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Hospental, Switzerland Day 40

So I get on the train for Hospental not really having a clue what to expect. I chose this place as a half-way point between  Lucerne and Milan, and thought the town looked pretty on the Internet. Good reasons to go to a place, right? My attitude right now is “wherever I wind up is […]

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Lucerne, Switzerland Day 39

I had an absolutely amazing day today! I got up early (for me) and had breakfast at my hotel, which was included in the price. Then I headed to the train station to get my ticket for what they call “The Golden Round Trip.” The highest point in central Switzerland is Mount Pilatus. It stands […]

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Lucerne, Switzerland Day 38

Today was a pretty uneventful day, as I was riding the rails until about 4:00. It was a pretty boring train trip actually… it was overcast and rainy, so if there was a view to see, I couldn’t see it! So, I got to Geneva, got some Swiss Francs and had some lunch, then got […]

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