Jun 6, 2017 - 4:54 AM
in reply to Beatrix
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>> When we got too tired to walk, or were unsure where to go, we'd just jump onto a bus and let it take us wherever, as long as we knew where we had to go back to. That was so much fun because we got to see parts of the city that nobody really mentions about, and also got to relax while we were "chauffeured" around!
I've done that on occasions too! Last year I was waiting at the Versam-Safien railway station in the Rhein Gorge for a train back to Chur. I had just missed one, and the next train along was heading in the opposite direction, to Disentis/Mustér, so I decided to get on that instead, and got off at Ilanz, from where there would shortly have been a train heading back to Chur. However, there was a PostBus waiting at the station, so I decided to get on that, which took me to Laax, from where I got another bus to Flims, and then another one to Chur. While this was all done on a whim, I did have my SBB and PostBus apps to confirm I would be able to get back to Chur without getting stuck anywhere!
The bus trip from Ilanz to Laax was wonderful, as the bus climbs higher and higher, affording beautiful views down into the valley, and then goes through narrow village streets with just enough room for the bus to squeeze through. I would like to go back to the area one day to have a good look around.
On the buses, I was apparently the only tourist. Most of the other passengers all seemed to know each other and were speaking the local variety of Romansch, which fascinated me.
I have attached some photos I took that day, with a lot of reflections from the bus windows unfortunately!