When we heard that the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series would be making a stop in Switzerland, we immediately purchased tickets, hoping to get as close as possible to the divers making the 90 feet vertical plunge from a Swiss mountain viewpoint. We hightailed it out of Luxembourg on a quiet Friday in July, and arrived to Sisikon on the shores of Lake Lucerne in about 5 hours.
This episode goes out to Terry Romp, who taught us kids that even the sketchiest travel moments turn out to be funny stories when you look back on them. And once this is learned, you can find the funny in any moment. Happy birthday Terry, the only guy I've ever fought a scorpion with.
After back to back weekends hiking in Cinque Terre, Italy and admiring tulips in the Netherlands, we decided to use a long holiday weekend to drive south from Luxembourg into the Swiss Alps. We last visited Switzerland in 2004 when we were studying abroad in college. We spent our time canyoning and exploring Interlaken, Bern and the tiny Alpine towns in the surrounding areas. This time, we decided to have Lake Lucerne as our base. We booked a traditional Swiss chalet that sat just at the water's edge.
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