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Ted Szukalski

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Mount Titlis, Urner Alps, Switzerland


Photo: Mount Titlis, Urner Alps, Switzerland

This is probably highlight of our European trip. Fantastic weather and the most spectacular views all around. Starting from a very summery 26C at the foot of the mountain we got to the top of Mount Titlis in Swiss Urner Alps, where the top was fully covered in snow and we were welcomed by a chilly -5C.

We had proper winter gear with us and enjoyed winter sports, explored the glacier cave and had lots of fun.

Not everyone is prepared for winter in a middle of summer and one Japanese girl went to the top in a mini skirt, sandals and a silk top.

I strongly recommend visiting Titlis to anyone who loves Alps and snow.

Explore my Titlis photo gallery

Luzern, Switzerland


Photo: Luzerne, Switzerland

Our first stop in Switzerland was Luzern. We arrived there late in the evening during a heavy rain. The weather continued like that for the next couple of days making our experience extra difficult. I say extra, as Switzerland is not exactly like other European countries. Short business hours even in tourist centers, super high prices practically for everything and a very average service. I really did not appreciate when giving a waiter an order to get a reply “you realise how much that is”. By the way it was a 5 Euro cup of tea.

So, perhaps we came across wrong people (they were at the check point, where you get your Motorway Pass, at the restaurant, hotel, ice cream parlour, bank … you get the drift a series of unfortunate events).

Swiss love their country and understandably so. The country side is beautiful, high mountains are spectacular beyond believe and it is all very charming.

Luzern is inviting, colourful and very interesting. The old part of the town is quite small and everything is within walking distance. You will immediately notice quite specific architecture and decorations on Swiss houses. Some of them are real pieces of art. A real treat for the tourists.

Enjoy my Luzerne photo gallery. And I hope I am wrong about the Swiss.