Well, we might not have had fireworks for the Fourth of July, but we definitely celebrated...
We did a ropes course from Murren to Gimmewald which scaled cliffs, crossed giant waterfalls, and left us both a little shaky.
Check it out at: http://www.klettersteig-muerren.ch
Luckily, one of the workers at the Mountain Hostel offered to be our guide, so we weren't alone. If it wasn't for him, I might still be frozen on the cliff! Anyway, we made it through the 3 hour course unscathed and celebrated with a beer upon our return. The next day, we departed Switzerland and headed to Italy! Unfortunately, Italy is not as organized with their train system as the other countries we've visited, and we got yelled at in some language we didn't understand and then shoved onto another train. We thought we were going to have to spend the trip sitting in between cars next to the bathroom, but luckily, a train attendent found us a place to sit. We met some fellow travelers heading to Nice who shared a few laughs with us about our travels as well. We finally made it to Venice and tried to make the most of our time there since we had less than a day to explore the city. Venice was definitely unlike anything we had ever seen, and we had the opportunity to travel along the canal and see some of the incredible sights. The next day, we departed to the Cinque Terre. We are currently staying in Riomaggiore. It is beautiful and very hot here. We are planning to spend the next few days enjoying some swimming, hiking, and good food. Well, out to enjoy the sun!
Nikki and Carley