11 Dec 2014
Clocking the queue at the train station’s Ticket Sales Office, and feeling a little less alien, we bought tickets from the machines this morning. Navigating the rail system was substantially easier today Continue reading →
10 Dec 2014
‘Hey!’ Exclaimed David cocking his head to one side and pointing at nothing in particular. I recognised his listening face. ‘This is me!’ We were having breakfast in the restaurant on the 41st floor. It took me a second to recognise that the (beautiful) music playing was one of his piano pieces. Continue reading →
09 Dec 2014
‘I think today might be a day off. A hotel day?’ Said David looking up from the morning paper, the Japan Times.
‘Oh that would be perfect!’ I agreed immediately snuggling deeper under the doona. I’d only managed four hours sleep last night.
‘We can go to the gym, use the pool, have a drink in the bar…’ It sounded like the perfect way to Continue reading →
08 Dec 2014
‘Where am I?’ It’s dark, my body’s awake before my brain. My head rolls following my eyes towards the huge window. Millions of diamonds on a velvet floor. Ah, Tokyo! And Jet-lag. Is there anything less glamorous than a 10 hour time difference directly after a 12 hour sleepless flight? Continue reading →
05 Dec 2014
David gasped. I looked up in alarm. He was staring over my head out of the train window. I turned and looked over my shoulder to see huge brilliant white mountains shining against the blue sky.
‘Woah’ I breathed. The Alps have a way of rendering us speechless. Continue reading →
04 Dec 2014
‘What’s the opposite of vertigo?’ There isn’t a single word, but there should be. I love heights, particularly mountain summits and observation platforms. It must be my Swiss blood. Continue reading →
03 Dec 2014
For three days I’ve been in bed. I don’t have time for a cold on holiday. And with only three days left in Switzerland, I was determined to go out. I mean, I haven’t even seen the Alps yet because Thun has been under Continue reading →