Thursday, August 5, 2010
Special foods of India and Pakistan and that perrineal Pakistani favorite-Pizza. Punjab Pizza?
Last chance Sex-Shop before the Jungfrau (Young Woman).
There are a series of these posters from this railroad. They all bring forth an Americana theme. I saw them in German and in French, but wasn't able to photograph all of them. This one is a bit of Benjamin Franklin and Norman Rockwell.
They are piloted by an experenced parasailer (at least I hope they are) and a tourist who pays about 120CHF. We finally found one of the "jump off" places-a cleared downhill strip on the top of a smaller mountain. They get a running start and then soar higher than the mountain they took off from, or they head for town where they land in an open field in front of the Victoria Hotel and all the tourist shops. They have a camera on a stick so they can photograph themselves along the way. They begin about 8am, and the float down takes about 1/2 hour or so. The end of the parasailing day is about 8pm. Sometimes there seems to be a continuous stream of them. The vendors are all over the main street. I know they hate to see the days get shorter.
Some less posh hotel has this car. I saw one like it in Zurich. A man using crutches parked it in front of the museum. When it was time to leave, he easily got in, adjusted everything including his I-pod earplugs and silently took off. Perfect electric vehicle for in town driving.
European equivalent (roughly) to George Washington slept here.