Saturday, July 08, 2006

Schweiz Trip Episode 2: Life in Frankie

Getting to Switzerland involved taking a car, shuttle bus, plane, bus, ferry and train all in the one day. Once we reached the car park, apparently-my recollection of this phase of the trip is a bit vague... something to do with being so high on sleep deprivation I was to energetic and distracted to notice details ie. what kind of transport we were using at the time. We flew into Germany, a city called Friedrichshafen (still can't pronounce that one properly so we called it Frankie) where we grabbed lunch at a cafe where they spoke no English, and the menu was all in German... after our meal of ducks eggs on garlic bread with a side of curry relish we concluded 2 things; 1-we would stick to German sausage that we bought at the markets unless we could find an English speaking resteraunt, and 2-Mim is never ordering for us in German again no matter how much he reckons he can speak the language.




















We managed to miss the ferry for Switzerland twice because we missjudged our return to the warf and so we spent some extra time exploring the markets and the German version of K-Mart. There were several cool statues and playground Dad wouls have liked, see the photo of me and Tim and the one of me in a Zepplin playground.

Eventually we caught the ferry and enjoyed some more German sausage and a coke on the trip over. I love boarder secuirty in Europe, when we got to Switzerland we had to go looking for the passport office because we wanted to get the stamp in our passports and only after the bloke had stamped them did he think to half heartedly ask if we had anything to declare!!

4 comments:

Marcus said...

You're right, I do, very cool! But is that a machine gun mounted on the bonnet of the dirigible?

wv: ruvcuit

The Heir said...

no, its a telescope. tim took the phot and he has a habit of zooming so you can see the person better whereas i like to get the whole thing... the rest of the playground was really cool as well.
its quite funny actually, i like most of the photos i took of him and he likes most of the ones he took of me... gotta love it...

Carolyn said...

Heard Dolly Parton described as looking like a dead heat in a Zepplin race. random comment loosely connected to your post on the playground.

Peter said...

Good to see some pics Zac, you rate a mention in my latest post BTW.