Transfer to Einsiden..

Saturday 18th June 2010

The started with us feeling a sense of relief… unlike the last transfer…here we were happy to pack our bags and GO!!.Finally going to get to be with host families again and not on our own in a hotel….but change always brings apprehensions….but nothing could be as bad as staying in a hotel could it….so we were overall excited to meet our new host families!

Picked our bag and baggage…and walked to the station….I had three bags ….and each seemed to weigh a ton….the normal 10 minute walk from the hotel to the station took a  little over 20 minutes…..such a pain to trudge all the bags…wonder who would be responsible if we got an heat attack with all the strain of pulling bags up- hill….anyways…we did not get a heart with the ex!

Picked our bag and baggage…and walked to the station….I had three bags ….and each seemed to weigh a ton….the normal 10 minute walk from the hotel to the station took a  little over 20 minutes…..such a pain to trudge all the bags…wonder who would be responsible if we got an heat attack with all the strain of pulling bags up- hill….anyways…we did not get a heart with the excretion and we reached to train….among the 5 of us we had almost 20 bags if not more!

Reached a station Arth Godat from where we were to change the train to Einsiden..however the coordinator of the program in this part of Switzerland were sensitive  enough to realize that we would find it difficult to change with all our bags and so they came to pick us up at the station….and drove us 35 minutes to the town we were suppose to live in…

The weather was nice and cold…..but raining which is not so nice…the temperature is between 6 to 10 degrees…it was  beautiful….:-)

Met our host families….some were very very animated and super cute and warm….some like mine were struggling with English…but overall very nice….we then went to our new homes for the week..

In all the travel…we missed the lunch…but we more than made up for it with the dinner…..dinner was a combined dinner with two families and we had  lots of  yummy salads…One  with pumpkin seeds…cheese stuffed in some vegetable ( I should keep a pen and paper handy to write the names of the things I like….my problem is this whole lack of remembering the finer  details l which I need to get over…starting tomo…pen and paper in hand!)…some crotons with herbs mixed in a sauce….and the other with sheep cheese and vegetables.….both were very tasty!  Main course was some spaghetti with tomatoes sauce…..Deserts was some fancy chocolate like thingies in different flavors….strawberry and ice cream…it had some little thingies in it which they said was egg white coated with sugar….whatever it was it was nice….of-course there was white wine…red wine…lemon liqueur…green tea to go with various courses of the meal! Overall a nice fancy meal….we were on the dinner table from 7 in the evening  till 12 when we left….always eating and drinking something…no wonder I am feeling fat…!!

Having dinner at home is always so much better than eating in restaurants….we really missed the home flavor in Tichino….

Now time to sleep….overall like the German part of Switzerland better than the Italian part!

PS: I checked…the little red vegetable with cheese stuffed in was called peperonchi…very yummy…

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