Dinner last night was sautéed red cabbage with apple and braised balsamic beef.
Totally feel asleep with Isaac putting him to sleep. He had an all night buffet
Breakfast is fried egg with avocado and pancetta. Maid don't know how to do poached egg and I got no time to teach her.
Grandparents!!! Will undo all your discipline.
Saw Isaac being left alone to watch YouTube on my mums @maryannsee iPad!!
When confronted them, this was their excuse.
Yes they are going back today. Isaac sure sad one.
Yesterday he was jumping on my moms thighs n said "bully ah jia"
Shit. This kid is cheeky and naughty.
So continued where I left off in Basel. On the 2 July went around looking for dinner right after the meeting ended. Went through the back streets of the main town called Spalenberg.
Saw a cute toy shop too!! But it was closed! Their business hours in Switzerland is usually from 10am -6.00pm.
Weekends sometimes even shorter. Their "late-night" shopping is still 8pm and only a few international shops will have this late opening option
Finally found food!
Rosti with veal in cream mushroom sauce. Tasted abit flat and salty. Beer was light and cheap too at only CHF5.00. The dish cost CHF33.50.
Everywhere is exp to eat in Switzerland.
That's how the place looks like from the outside. Pretty and historic looking.
After dinner had a walk around the old town.
Took picture of the Basel Munster.
as usual it's closed. Also had some restoration work being done on the figurine of the church
It's a Munsterplatz Basel.
So pretty!!! Rhine river that runs through Basel. Basel is actually located in between France and Germany. The river runs downwards towards Italy too.
Most of them speak Swiss German. I don't know the difference frankly. Most of the ppl are friendly and will speak English to you.
They have boat cruises that traverse 3 countries. Such like the boat in the river!!
Next year when I come here again I will definitely get on one and sight see. Apparently it goes upstream to France and drop by Amsterdam port then back down and cross Basel and to the German port. Awesome la.
Lunch is provided and cruise starts at 11am and ends at 5pm.
Pretty cobblestone whilst randomly walking through the old town. University of Basel has random classrooms littered around these places.
Closer look at Mittlere Rheinbrücke. It's the oldest existing bridge crossing the Rhine between Lake Constance and the North Sea. It's also called middle bridge.
The 3 kings hotel. One of the atas hotel there with a Michelin star restaurant. Next round I'll step in and have a look see. Hehe.
3rd July 2014, last day in Basel.
Checked out of the hotel and walked along the Rhine river again.
It was about 2pm and most restaurant were closed or closing for lunch.
Can you see people swimming in the river???
They have these waterproof bag where u can store your clothes in and they also act as a floating device for you to swim with.
Chanced upon this makeshift stall that sells snacks and bar food.
Ordered beef burger and coffee and people watched!
Right infront of where I was lunching, there was a small boat that ferries ppl across the river for a small token. It cost CHF1.60
So cheap la. Finished my burger and hopped on it straightaway
The boat is being pulled by the Rhine river current and it is attached to a rope that crosses the river.
View on the Klingental Fähre. Cool and windy.
Apparently you can have fondue parties on the ferry and also burials. 😱
Can you see in this video the rope that pulls the ferry along. Very environmentally friendly.
But I must say, the current is very strong! It's swimmable but you have to be a strong and experienced swimmer!!
After that nothing to do sat on the tram from the beginning of the station in messerplatz all the way up to housing area at bruderholzstr.
All the atas houses like in bkt timah and holland drive. But not as luxurious la. It's abit uphill although not as luxurious as mt Faber or as high.
Cute gardening cottages. Or maybe sheds?
The total "tram tour" took me 30 minutes only la. Gives u an idea how small Basel really is. So bored after that took a walk around the shopping streets again.
But got this instead!!
Same difference la.
Both Swiss made. Both pretty. But this one cost me 1% of the price of the above watch. Hehe
Very happy with my buy.
After about 3pm, I had enough of Basel.
Took a 1.5hrs train to Zurich to catch my plane home.
Had my last Swiss meal in the airport.
German sausage with onion gravy and rosti.
Braised beef and red cabbage.
Okay I think my Basel series has ended. Gonna dayre later on Isaacs birthday.
I arrived back in Singapore Friday 4th of July evening which was also his birthday.
Dinner tonight is bake salmon, stir fry asparagus and oven heated onion rings. 😁😁.
Not paleo perfect. Hehe