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  • Camping Site III: Switzerland

    Hallo, das wird eine kurze sein! (this is going to be a short one =).

    Switzerland is an amazing country. Beautiful Alps are practically right at your doorstep. When we there in mid Oct, it was so cold, that the tips of the alps were covered with snow. We enjoyed the beautiful scenery of lakes and mountains, especially, the one that was close to the glass-blowing center, Glasi Hergiswel. It was breath-taking! Lake Zurich was another beautiful place to enjoy. Awesome view, really really nice, with swans too! =)

    Now back to the campsite (Before I get carried away), this time we stayed at Camping Reussbrucke at Ottenbach. Once again, we were traveling for about 6 to 7 hours from Venice Italy, to Zurich. The GPS failed on us when we were at Zurich. So we have to navigate on our own again. We then reached the campsite at 10 15pm and the reception office closed at 10pm!! Not again! Fortunately, the owner was kind enough to allow us to come in to the campsite and check-in the next day. If not, we will have to camp outside like what happened near the French Alps.

    This is a nice campsite. The owners were very hospitable. They had almost everything we needed. They even allowed us to stay at their hall when it started to get cold and rainy towards the end of our stay which we accepted thankfully. However, they only had one washing machine and dryer. So if you want to use, you have to make advance booking. If you want to shower in hot water, you have to pay 0.5CHF which lasts for about 5 mins. To throw your rubbish within the campsite, you will need to purchase a waste bag at 0.9 CHF!..err..unexpected right?? =S. Anyway, lesson learnt: Give and take. You can never have the best of everything! Another thing is that, it is better to have sufficent franc/ CHF cash when you are in switzerland. The ATMs or supermarkets within the towns may not accept visa. You may have to search for credit suisse or similar international banks to be able to use your visa debit card. Around the vicinity, there are also nice places to visit such as the Pilatus, the world’s steepest cogwheel train, zurich zooh and museums. Now, that’s kinds of sums up some of the key campsites that we stayed during our trips around Europe. Some of the pictures are too big, so i will put it up in our Libertas wall page in facebook. you may want to check that out too. If you will like to find any other stuff, do drop us a note! (before we forget or lose our pieces of information !) Guten Tag!



Vijay Ramalingam and Grace Chew were born and married in Singapore, and blessed with two lovely kids. We have always enjoyed traveling and have made numerous travels individually and together as a family. After mid-career, we decided to have a change in our professional lives. We wanted to see the world, experience and appreciate different cultures and make new friends across the globe. We wanted to discover new things and share ideas. We then quit our civil service professional career, sold away all our possessions and packed our life in a suitcase. Just then, Vijay has been blessed to do his postgraduate studies in Sheffield, UK. We are now enjoying the changes in our life!. Read more...


Our first euro trip. We started from Sheffield UK and visited London, France, Italy, Switzerland over a 4 week period. Specifically in France, we visited Paris, disneyland Paris, French Alps, St tropez. In Italy, we visted Milan, Rome which includes tour around vatican city and colosseum. We also visted Venice. We then headed towards Switzerland, where we visted the zurich zoo and the glass blowing in Glasi Hergiswill. While still exploring some nice scenic routes, jogging routes, places to relax and eat.

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