Train Ride Through Switzerland

From Geneva To Zurich

We woke up early, at 5 AM, and walked to the tram station from our hotel. 

On the way there we saw 7 or 8 different groups of drunk people wobbling their way home and half-muttering/half-yelling at each other in French. So I guess there are some crazy things to do in Geneva if you have the energy.

After a quick trip on the tram, we wandered around the Geneva train station a bit before taking a seat in their tiny waiting area for an hour. When the time came, we went up to the tracks and hopped onto an empty car. 

The train came and went within about five minutes. SBB (The Swiss Federal Railways) doesn't mess around. 

The weather was gross. I slept for most of the way to Zurich since there was nothing to see. 

 See what I mean? 

See what I mean? 

The Zurich Train Station

Switzerland is too cool. We went from French-speaking Geneva to German-speaking Zurich, and they're in the same country. 

I don't know why I'm so impressed, but I really dig that they are able to operate like that. 

The weather was still cold and rainy, so we didn't do any quick site-seeing in our two-hour layover like we had planned. But the train station is so massive that there were more than enough places to check out. 

P.S. German is not as sexy of a language as French. But you probably already knew that. 

 I imagine the food court in the Death Star looks something like this. 

I imagine the food court in the Death Star looks something like this. 

 Hearing any kind of German over a loud speaker is uncomfortable...

Hearing any kind of German over a loud speaker is uncomfortable...

 "Trying to let your kids wear themselves out on a massive circle? Yeah, we got you covered. Trying to chainsmoke at an indoor cafe? Yeah, we got that too." -Europe

"Trying to let your kids wear themselves out on a massive circle? Yeah, we got you covered. Trying to chainsmoke at an indoor cafe? Yeah, we got that too." -Europe

 I think this is for cleaning floors. I couldn't stop looking at it.

I think this is for cleaning floors. I couldn't stop looking at it.

From Zurich To Vienna

From Zurich, we hopped on OBB, the Austrian Federal Railways

The weather was still crummy out, but the mist had receded. We were finally able to take advantage of the reason we took the train in the first place: SUPER DOPE PICS FOR INSTAGRAM

Heck yeah.

Check out the Alps:

 A face only a mother could love. 

A face only a mother could love. 

 Pensive reflection whilst looking at my... reflection.

Pensive reflection whilst looking at my... reflection.

 I'm not 100% sure about this, but I think they filmed part of "Human Caterpillar" here. 

I'm not 100% sure about this, but I think they filmed part of "Human Caterpillar" here. 

 Crops and such. 

Crops and such. 

 Some  Lake Zurich  action. It's a lake surrounded by mountains. Geez, Zurich. Copy Geneva much?

Some Lake Zurich action. It's a lake surrounded by mountains. Geez, Zurich. Copy Geneva much?

 I can't prove this, but I believe Satanic rituals are held on this solitary island. 

I can't prove this, but I believe Satanic rituals are held on this solitary island. 

 For Rent.

For Rent.

 Mountains, clouds, and deep blue waters.

Mountains, clouds, and deep blue waters.

 Spacious and comfortable economy class seats. (OBB, I'm open to sponsorships...)

Spacious and comfortable economy class seats. (OBB, I'm open to sponsorships...)

 THE HILLLLLLLLSSSSSS ARE ALIIIIIIVVVVVVEEEE!!!!!

THE HILLLLLLLLSSSSSS ARE ALIIIIIIVVVVVVEEEE!!!!!

 What's German for "Mount Olympus"?

What's German for "Mount Olympus"?

 Itty Bitty House.

Itty Bitty House.

 This is where the European equivalent of Coors Light comes from.

This is where the European equivalent of Coors Light comes from.

 Runnin' a train on Switzerland...

Runnin' a train on Switzerland...

 Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. 

Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. 

 I need the name of that hotel-looking place. Who wouldn't want to stay there?

I need the name of that hotel-looking place. Who wouldn't want to stay there?

 Alps. 

Alps. 

 More Alps. If you say "Alps" a ton of times in a row, it sort of drives you insane. Alps alps alps alps alps alps....

More Alps. If you say "Alps" a ton of times in a row, it sort of drives you insane. Alps alps alps alps alps alps....

Welp

That's pretty much the entire trip. It got darker, and the views weren't as impressive as we moved along.

The Vienna entries are coming. Stay tuned for more Mun-tastic adventures.

 

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