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Arlene Collins
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  • Shawnee, KS
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Ron Covell left a comment for Arlene Collins
"Hi Arlene. We are in Kansas City North and just joined Untours. Have you had a good experience using Untours for your travel plans? Ron"
Aug 28, 2013
Arlene Collins left a comment for Joan and Bruce
"I wish we were going back to Sachseln this year....May 2012 found us packing and traveling!  I see you are members of the NYC group,....I don't currently find anything offered to the Big Apple, unless I am looking in wrong area.  Best…"
May 23, 2013
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Jul 9, 2012
Arlene Collins left a comment for Joan and Bruce
"Joan you were so thoughtful in helping me decide packing, hostess gifts, and all..We had only 1 rainy day during our 2 weeks that ended June 6; we absolutely loved the Britschgis.  Another surprise was to be invited to a home for tea &…"
Jul 9, 2012
Vance Roy left a comment for Arlene Collins
"Sorry to be late. Bet you met Bill and Marge Hill. They live under us."
Jun 2, 2012
Arlene Collins left a comment for Joan and Bruce
"Joan, you have read my mind...I had not studied up enough to decipher CH, I knew it had to have a meaning!  These bits of info are perfect.  Thank goodness we can be casual, we  did pack tonssssss on a Caribbean cruise because we…"
May 15, 2012
Joan and Bruce left a comment for Arlene Collins
"Hi Arlene:  Reason for asking about dates is your comment about what to pack.  Best advice given by Untourists is to layer, layer, layer.  Our preferred dates are mid-May to mid-June so we get another spring in Sachseln.  On my…"
May 15, 2012
Arlene Collins left a comment for Joan and Bruce
"Thanks for your reply, we are on our first trip; first time w/ understanding how Untours Cafe works etc etc...instead of giving out my dates, I will post them when we return!!  I just wondered if a simple hostess gift would be nice, for the…"
May 15, 2012
Joan and Bruce left a comment for Arlene Collins
"Hi Arlene.  We are old "Sachseln-ers" and have spent time with those who stay at BS.  what dates are you arriving? "
May 15, 2012
Arlene Collins left a comment for Arlene Collins
"Hope to hear from someone who stayed at Britschgi Spycher...figuring out what to pack!  "
May 14, 2012
Arlene Collins is now a member of Untours Cafe
May 14, 2012

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What is your favorite place in Europe so far?
Switzerland
Where would you most like to go next?
Switzerland
Do you have any special interests or hobbies that you follow when you travel?
music, art, history
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At 4:44pm on May 14, 2012, Arlene Collins said…

Hope to hear from someone who stayed at Britschgi Spycher...figuring out what to pack!

 

At 4:46pm on May 15, 2012, Joan and Bruce said…

Hi Arlene.  We are old "Sachseln-ers" and have spent time with those who stay at BS.  what dates are you arriving?
 

At 7:29pm on May 15, 2012, Joan and Bruce said…

Hi Arlene:  Reason for asking about dates is your comment about what to pack.  Best advice given by Untourists is to layer, layer, layer.  Our preferred dates are mid-May to mid-June so we get another spring in Sachseln.  On my do not bring to CH (short for Switzerland--Confederation Helvetica) is heavy sweat shirt, heavy sweaters, heavy hiking boots, heavy jeans.  Hiking boots have evolved into wonderful light weight shoes (and waterproof to some degree).  Reason for all those "no heavies" is they do not layer well.  Everything lightweight.  I do include a light weight sweatshirt and one light sweater.  I bring cotton or cotton/poly shirts which can be rinsed out and dry overnight, Land's End/Appleseed light T's are good, they launder by hand. I have lightweight cotton corduroy pants with elastic waistbands (the better to eat CH sweets) an coupes (ice cream sundaes).  Good for hiking and light to pack.  CH is casual.  No jackets required for men.  OK to be casual at the Untours party.  Must mention that we have visited during several European hot spells.  I pack shorts and 2 light cotton blouses just in case.

The local Sachseln market has everything you will need.  The metzgerei (meat market) very close to you has terrific meat.  And we (Sachseln) has outstanding pastries at Cafe Zum Stein.  A good place to have a light meal. Several excellent restaurants, and the reliable Bahnhof restaurant has good meals, including the good CH gemischter (fresh veggies, lettuce) salads.  Potato salad is a veggie in CH!!!!  In the next town towards Lucerne, Sarnen, you will find more shops, a Migros, a Coop (the nat'l food chains), more restaurants, cheese shop, bakerei(s), etc. 

You asked about gifts.  Your idea of a Hallmark gift is very nice--perhaps picture cards without an English message?  Something from your local area is always thoughtful.  

Did I mention rain gear which is a must.  Again, large enough you can add warmth beneath.  You will be going "upstairs" to the beautiful high mountains.  It is cold in the higher regions, even in the summer.

Weather varies from year to year.  We have been 12 times to Sachseln and the weather pattern has been different each visit.

My personal preference for walks/hikes is no back pack.  They get heavy and tiring.   I am able to use a ruck sack and get most everything I need in that I need, including a string bag (or two) for shopping on our way back home in the evening.  

Hopefully this gives you a idea or two.  Perhaps some specific questions. Happy travels with the best travel folks in the US!  Joan

At 2:19am on June 2, 2012, Vance Roy said…

Sorry to be late. Bet you met Bill and Marge Hill. They live under us.

At 7:04pm on August 28, 2013, Ron Covell said…

Hi Arlene.

We are in Kansas City North and just joined Untours.

Have you had a good experience using Untours for your travel plans?

Ron

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