All posts tagged: Lauterbrunnen

Top of Europe: Jungfraujoch

This is where I’ll tell you about the peak of my vacation. No, really. I mean that most literally. On our 2nd and last full day in Lauterbrunnen, we geared up for a 2 hour train ride up to Jungfraujoch with tickets costing each of us a hefty S$180. And it was worth every dang buck. If you remembered, I dedicated two full paragraphs from my previous post to how I was so measly underdressed for the cold. We were about to 3471m higher that day and the expected temperature hovered in the negatives. NEGATIVES. Thankfully, though we weren’t armed with the warmest clothing, we had from Daiso, 21 sachets of heat packs to burn. Stick them beneath your layers of clothing or in your pockets and the lifesavers will work their magic before you’re done singing Frosty the Snowman. We were due to catch our train at about 10 that morning. But first, a trip to our favourite supermarket to stock up on snacks and grub for the day. Our lunch later that day. And …

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Day 6: When I say Lauterbrunnen, I really mean Lauterbrrrrrrrrrunnen. Emerging from the ovens of Italy to the snow capped tips of the Swiss alps, the change in temperature was a drastic and somewhat fantastic experience. Travelling to various cities in Europe meant being exposed to the extremities, that is the weather and it didn’t help that its predictions fluctuated a fair bit. Some of our Google results on Lauterbrunnen’s weather forecast showed an icy -3 degrees Celsius, while others, a snug 17. For a girl who has lived so comfortably in the tropics just a smidgen away from the equator, I underestimated the cold of the mountains and was beyond miles underdressed. Apparently, braving Singapore’s heat in my favourite blazers didn’t mean I would be a warrior in the valleys of the alps. Another reason — my one and only chunky winter jacket I had would’ve taken up a quarter of my luggage space that I was so desperate for. The result: Frozen meat. That morning, I left Venice in a chiffon top, lace …