After a seamless flight from Vienna to Zürich, we are back on more familiar tracks – the train.After landing in Zürich, we took a local train from the airport to the main train station. We then took another train from the train station to Lugano. As the train headed south, we saw some really pretty views. But it was a long train ride – about three hoursI started to get bored, wondering when we were ever going to stop travelling Finally we arrived in Lugano!After a short drive, thankfully we arrived not at another hotel but at Muffin’s houseMuffin used to come to our cockapoo meets in London, but she and her family had just moved to Lugano.
Muffin’s mummy, Marianne thought it would be a good idea to take a little walk around the neighbourhood after the train ride.
And we found the Herman Hesse Museum – went in to ask if dogs were allowed in. We thought just maybe because they had a dog bowl outside –But of course not.
The rules are very strict on Switzerland. There’s signage everywhere in where we cannot poo and where we are not allowed. And we have to be on a leash the whole time we are out.And they have poo bag dispensers in various locations just in case. That is pretty considerate so we should be equally considerate – and relief ourselves as told.
May’s comment: After a morning of travel – taxi, plane, train and car – so happy to arrive at a friend’s home – had been staying in hotels since last week Thursday so this is a welcome change. And now to discover Lugano! This time I know I have never been to Lugano – unlike Vienna where I thought I had only been there once, I’ve actually been to all those places we visited the other day.
Muffin and her family used to live in London and they used to come to our Hyde Park meets. Muffin’s a sproodle. They moved to Lugano late August and since we’re in the “hood” – we thought to drop in and visit an old friend.No matter how well they know each other, most dogs tend to territorial. So Muffin did not exactly give Darcy a very warm welcome. Muffin’s a real sweetheart so I know it wasn’t anything vicious. She just needed to know Darcy’s a friend. In the end they were at ease with each other.