Greetings from Switzerland

by Edward Z. Yang

“Roughing it,” so to speak.
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With no reservations and no place to go, the hope was to crash somewhere in the Jungfrau region above the “fogline”

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but these plans were thwarted by my discovery that Wengen had no hostels. Ah well.

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Still pretty.

Of which I do not have a photo, one of the astonishing sights from Lauterbrunnen at night (I checked in and asked the owner, “Any open beds?” They replied, “One!” Only one possible response: “Excellent!”) is that the towns and trains interspersed on the mountains almost look like stars (the mountain hidden from view, due to their sparseness), clustered together in chromatic galaxies.

Non sequitur. A question for the readers: “What is a solution you have that is in search of a problem?”