Our Random Travel Plans (5-Days) In Switzerland

It is now official – we will be leaving Switzerland in three weeks. The tickets are booked and some sort of travel plan has been made.

On the 6th of March, after I’ve finished cleaning a holiday apartment (a 3-hour-job that pays for both mine and Nathan’s flight tickets. Gotta love the Swiss money!) we’re off to Basel.

After that the plan is pretty loose, but that’s the way we like it. While making our way down to Milan we will go through some random towns and villages in Switzerland. I think we’ll just jump off wherever we feel like it, just follow our gut feelings and stop wherever looks nice – with the GOAL to see as much of Switzerland as we can in 5 days

Does anyone have any ideas for quick train stop overs between Basel, Bern and Milan?

Our flight leaves in the morning from Milan. Well, it’s not actually Milan but a city about an hour away – AND that’s the way Ryan Air does it – every… single… fu*kin… time!

When flying with Ryan Air, don’t ever go by the name of the city they claim the airport is located, it’s never right.

For example the airport in Stockholm is in a town over two hours away, and their Vienna Airport isn’t in Vienna at all, it’s not even in the right country…

If you’ve ever flown with Ryan Air you know it’s barely worth it.

Paying almost nothing is tempting, but once you’ve done it, once you’ve been there and experienced a Ryan Air flight, you’re hesitant if you’d ever want to do it again.

We have decided to take that risk. We’re aware that 80% of the people flying with Ryan Air can’t handle the stress and the lack of oxygen among sweaty armpits all around you, and that they usually take their anger out on others.

But this time we payed extra for priority seating (only 4euro extra). Oh yeah, we’re doing it the luxurious way, so long 200-meter queue!

But to be sure that we get to this airport in time, we will have to stay the night in Milan.

I’ve heard nothing good about this place. Apparently it was included on a list of the worst cities in Europe… but what the heck, a place is what you make it, right?

10 Responses to Our Random Travel Plans (5-Days) In Switzerland

  1. As We Travel February 23, 2010 at 5:02 pm #

    yeah it's great for simply travelling around all over Europe – REALLY CHEAP but if you don't want to deal with such silly stresses then its better to take another option, which in Europe is normally only the train and bus which are BOTH damn expensive compared to flying – I still don't understand how that works!? :p

    We haven't been to USA yet, but yeah like you say these kinds of things do make everything more of an adventure :)

  2. Hugh February 23, 2010 at 4:47 pm #

    Haha that's good to know about Ryan Air. I've never flown it, but have heard a lot about how cheap it is for hopping around Europe. Sounds like some (Most, actually!) of the airlines here in the U.S. I guess that's all part of the adventure.

  3. As We Travel February 25, 2010 at 7:32 am #

    Hello Kyleracine – yeah I do agree that most of the time RyanAir is a great service, and compared to other flights and taking the train, they are a great cheap option for us to be able to travel all over Europe (letting us explore so many more countries) – like you say: it's a pain in the ass that's worth the price! :p

  4. kyleracine February 25, 2010 at 5:28 am #

    I actually flew all over Europe on RyanAir and didn't have a single bad experience. All our flights left on time, there were always buses waiting that coincided with the flight times to take you into whatever major city is close by…I mean sure, it's a pain in the ass, but for the prices we saw for other flights/train rides, it's a pain in the ass that's worth the price!

  5. Keith February 27, 2010 at 10:35 pm #

    Hilarious description of Ryan Air! I've had my share of their flights and those are pretty accurate descriptions. Sounds like it's getting worse with them, though.

    I've heard nothing but good things about the Lavaux region of Switzerland. It's wine country, and perhaps a nice town to stop in would be Saint-Saphorin. If you make it there, take pics and blog – I, for one, would love to hear about it.

  6. lauraooh March 10, 2010 at 11:48 am #

    EasyJet gets my vote on cheap euro travel but Ryan Air is so chavvy and cheaps its worth it for the craik!

    re Swiss stuff – are you still there?? … might be too late for you but if you got a few readdies saved up take a trip to Zermatt for the day

    Also Zurich is a pretty cool town – nice old town, cool shops, cafes, night life in Zurich on Langstrasse is worth a visit – I rate it like a mini berlin – Longstreet Bar, St Pauli Club awesome, and at night you can also take the old streetcar tram up hillside of the town to the Dolder ice rink high above the town and then walk back down past the lit up Dolder Grand hotel – beautiful in the eve with a view of the city.

    Lake Como – is cool too – north of Milan is one of the most beautiful places … in fact the train ride from Swiss to Milan goes past it – really beautiful – bu to visit you take the train back up from Milan to see it – old school Italy at its best.

    Where you flying from after milan?

  7. As We Travel March 11, 2010 at 7:09 pm #

    yeah we just flew back to Sweden with Ryan Air today and have a bunch of new stories (weird gossip) about our flight :S

    We spent the last 6 days exploring the whole of Switzerland by train, so we will be sharing our adventures via this blog next week WITH extra pictures just for you ;)

  8. Ricca March 24, 2010 at 1:21 am #

    A friend of mine just recently went on a trip around Europe and you're right about Ryan Air's flights the airport was far from the city she thought it would be.

  9. Sofia - As We Travel March 24, 2010 at 9:08 pm #

    Yeah it gets kinda annoying – but when they fly soooo cheap – you sorta over look that slight hassle :) Where in the world do you live Ricca?

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