Anyway, I split our Switzerland day into 4 parts, and this is the last of the 4..
Leaving Lucerne, we head for another city sightseeing..
This time, we head to Bern.
This Bern street is Kramgrasse @ Grocer Valley. It is 1 of the main street of the medieval center of Bern city. Most of our sightseeings are actually just along this street..
At 1st glance, it is just a clock tower, but this Zytglogge is actually a 5-in-1 building for medieval Bern: clock tower, guard tower, prison, civic memorial and center of urban life..
Haus = House, and I hope u didn't think that Einsteinhaus is the house of Sir Isaac Newton or Leonardo da Vinci, and I sure hope that u also know who Einstein is...
Ok, stray away from attractions for awhile...
No? Maybe a video or 2 can shed some light..
Ok let's move on..
Oh ya, forgot to mention, bear is a very important animal in Bern, because this city is named after a bear killed by the founder, just like Singapura is named after the singa @ lion killed by Parameswara... hmm.. did he kill the singa ah? Forgot =.=
This Aare River is quite unique, because it starts and ends entirely inside Switzerland.. meaning, it doesn't reach the sea..?
The medieval part of Bern is three-quarterly surrounded by Aare River, and there's quite a number of bridges around..
Erm.. can't find the English name for this bridge... word to word translation from dictionary.com gives: korn = grain, haus = house, brucke = bridge.. so, Kornhausbrucke = Bridge of Grain House? =.=
That was more or less it for Bern.. back to the coach and on the move again. Paul had told us that dinner is not provided again today, so we tapao some food before leaving..
We were supposed to head to another city, Lausanne, for another sightseeing session, but...
What happened? Why are we stopping beside the highway? Well, Steve our driver estimated his fuel wrongly, and the coach ran out of diesel about 2 kilometers away from the service area and gas station..
So Steve left us to hang around in the bus, while he made his way to the gas station by foot to buy some diesel..
He came back with some fuel, managed to start the engine and made the bus move, but.. ran out of fuel again once we made it into the entrance of the service area..
U know, the gas station in the service area there is just like our PLUS highway's rest area, at the exit of the rest area.. so we were stranded again..
This time, Steve is helpless..
It was really hard work to get the bus into the gas station, refuel, and reignite the engine..
While waiting for those things to be done, we spent our time hanging around in the service area..
Here, another video..
I forgot how much time we wasted with this incident, but it really was alot of time, and it was really late into the night already..
No Lausanne, straight to the hotel..
But we're not done for the day yet...
Although the cake looks nothing like Tiramisu ala Secret Recipe, but... u get to celebrate your birthday in Europe! Lucky lucky~~
That's all for our Switzerland day... phew...