Day 22: Bern


Yesterday we flew back to Lyon and did a cruisy three hour drive to Bern, Switzerland, where we would be having a couple of rest days.

We left left our hotel in Madrid before the breakfast opened so I bought an egg-salad roll at the airport.

It was fairly uneventful day so I’ll try and go into a bit more detail than usual to pad this entry out.

I slept the whole flight and had to be woken by the flight attendant because I was the last person on the plane.

We had to fill our van up with AdBlue (a liquid that is injected into the exhaust to lower emissions) because our rental company is stingy and doesn’t do any basic maintenance. Vanessa has also run out of windscreen fluid but we can’t open the bonnet because the mechanism has seized up.

Liz was not happy with her choice of Pâtisserie at our lunch stop.

We checked into our hotel in the early afternoon and I walked into the city to buy a Swiss power adaptor.

I saw the Swiss Parliament and then walked up the hill to look out over the city.

Das Bundeshaus.

The old town of Bern.

My bridge of the day is the Kornhausbrücke. Completed in 1898 it is a steel arch bridge with a longest span of 115m and a total length of 382m.

If anyone is loving these bridge posts as much as I am and just can’t deal with the semi-regular content delivery, I can highly recommend visiting for a more regular and informative fix.

Beth of the day goes to Liz for a superb Instagram story. I’m sorry if you missed it.

What would we be without your content Liz 😶

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