Blog: December 2006

Zurich in the Daylight

Posted on December 29, 2006 by Holly Hayes
*Day 2, December 18, 2006* Breakfast was included at our Zürich hotel and it was really fun. They had not only the standard continental fare - croissants, bread, jam, cereal, coffee, juice - but also fresh eggs that you boiled yourself and fresh oranges to squeeze in a juicer yourself. We had a great time and it was delicious. After breakfast we packed up, checked out, and left our bags with the front desk so we could go out exploring for the day...

Switzerland Day 1: Heathrow to Basel to Zurich

Posted on December 27, 2006 by Holly Hayes
Our trip to Switzerland for the pre-holidays (Dec. 17-23) was wonderful and very festive. It was mighty cold - below freezing the entire time - but it never snowed. That was okay, though, as we had some blue-sky days in the cities and we still got to enjoy the snow during our day in the Alps. Airport Adventures Thanks to good old Heathrow Airport our trip didn't begin very smoothly, although it could have been much worse...

Day Trip to Leiden

Posted on December 2, 2006 by Holly Hayes
On Saturday, we squeezed in a day trip out of Amsterdam to Leiden. We wanted to see another part of the Netherlands than just Amsterdam, and it turned out to be one of the nicest experiences of the trip. Both Haarlem and Leiden make easy day trips and David left it up to me; I chose Leiden because I knew it has a few old churches and some Pilgrim history, but mainly we went to wander around...