One of two day-trips I had time for during my Basel Tattoo experience, was a day trip to the lovely Luzerne, Switzerland and surroundings. The entire dance team and entourage took a very early bus from Basel and returned a few hours before our evening performance. Needless to say, I was completely wiped out the following day – but managed to pull it together for the show.
Normally I’m not a fan of bus-tours, or any kind of group tour or group travel for that matter, but with team-spirit in mind, I quite enjoyed our excursion, and even happened upon a friendship with one of the other dancers that was, until that day, just an aquaintance. Lucky me! Two of the best things to have when traveling is 1. A friendship, and 2. A flirtation. Since I am happily in a relationship, the friendship will prevail, and prerequisite for a flirtation has to be “harmless”.
Our first stop was a lovely, family run cheese making business up high among the rolling
hills. We were greeted by the owner who told us a little of their history, and let us sample their delicious cheese. One of the things they prided themselves on was that each of their dairy cows had names!
Next stop was lunch at a nearby hotel – very important – with the most spectacular view I have seen. I wished we had a week to hang around and hike and lay on checkered picnic blankets and eat cheese.
After lunch we headed to Luzerne via train then boat (all spectacular and gorgeous). We stayed in town for a couple of hours, where my new friend and I ate ice cream, sat by the water, and then walked around the town until we had to hop back on the bus.