Oct 12th, 2009
“I spent 12 days travelling around Switzerland, because I had only that amount of time, I opted for using the train system to move around quickly and so being able to see as many places as I could fit in my schedule.
My favorite places are Zermat, Luzern and Soglio which is a very small village on the border with Italy.
Took one the world’s most amazing train rides, the Glacier Express between St. Moritz and Zermat. It has express just on its name, because its average speed isn’t even closer to an express train, but this doesn’t take away the spendour of the ride which takes you accross valleys and mountain passes.
Its a 7 1/2 hour railway journey across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2â€™033 metres in altitude. A panoramic trip through the Alps in the heart of Switzerland. The Glacier Express travels a beautiful route between the sights of the GraubÃ¼nden holiday region, central Switzerland, including Lake Lucerne and Lucerne itself, the sunny Valais region with its glacier landscape, and the beautiful regions of the South.
Did some hiking in Zermat surroundings, which are just stunning and has got amazing tracks well marked.” – Alessandro
Backpack brand: Lowepro
Backpack model and capacity: SlingShot 200 AW
The location where you took the picture: JungfrauJoch, Switzerland
Trip Length: 12 days
More info at: http://planetadventure.blogspot.com
More pictures at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/planetadventure/sets/
Thanks to Alessandro A Behling
P.S. from Mathieu – mytravelbackpack.com: I know, this is not a real travel backpack but I love the picture!