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Phydie and me riding the first cable car

The plan was to wake up as early as possiible like 7ish at the latest but what happened was 7ish was too early and Phydie must still be snoring at that time that the possible time was turned into 9ish. Phydie's freaking celfone kept on alarming and now matter how long I waited for her to shut it off she just wouldn't wake up. So I had to roll over her, quite suffocating her intentionally, and looked for her bloody fone and found it lying two inches from her ear. I didn't really know how to shut off the alarm so after trying so for every 5 minutes, I gave up and got out off bed.

I'm guessing it was probably 10ish when we left Basel for a drive to Luzern. I slept most of the time in the car saving myself loads of money for not insisting to pay for the gas like Phydie did.

sunbathing on top of a mountain? why not!
Bless them for not waking me up! I woke up a bit cranky and Phydie asked me why I was so but I don't even know the answer myself. Too logical to figure it out really. But my mood got all better as we stepped out of the car and saw how beautiful Luzern was!

We had to pay around 35 euros for the gondola ride to get to the top of the mountain called Pilatus.  A pretty expensive amount to divert my attention from a ride that will torture my heart brutally.  The first cable car we took was pretty small and can only sit 4 people max. It took us only halfway to the mountain where you can get off and enjoy some park and a few attractions but we didn't do it yet so we went for another ride and got on a much bigger gondola that will take about 15 or so people to the very top of the mountain.

Phydie, Ryan and me, *peace*
  The view from the gondola was amazing. The mountains, cows with bells tied around their neck, the lake, autumn colored trees,  and more cows. But no matter how beautiful the scenery was or how huggable those cows were, I didn't feel comfortable at all. I couldn't stand straight nor talk nor look at how high up we were, my hands were shaking and so is my tummy, and I probably looked as pale as Michael Jackson was after the 80s. The gondola would even swing a bit at some point and it was that moment when my heart would stop from beating. But thank goodness we got off safe and finally on top of the mountain.

Ahhhhhhh it was amazing up there I'm telling you. Another experience to brag about to my neighbors when I see them again.  2,000plussss meters up the sea level, they should know how high up that was! I can even show them a picture and tell them I was in Everest and no doubt they will still believe me! But of course I should not forget what an experience it was too when we did some trekking around the top of Pilatus.

beautiful view eh? (damn i always have my camera in my hand)
I have two of the greatest friends anyone can ever have here, Phydie and Ryan, who were laughing at me as I was walking around holding on to anything that can keep me from falling off the mountain then all the way down to certain death. What was so funny about that? And I thought I will kill myself in Angkor Wat!

Phydie still kept on posing as a suicide attempt master in front of the camera. She just wouldn't give up and I know a time will come I will truly push her to end all miseries. And of all the places you can sit on in Pilatus, Ryan chose a spot where a bird's sh*t was and he wasn't happy about it I must say. We had some hotdogs for lunch and decided to come back down after. We lined up at the mountain railway though wasting some time because we didn't know our ticket wasn't valid there so we had to take the gondola ride again.

cant you see im really scared? and Phydie was just texting someone! what the??
Torture. We didn't go all the way down as we decided to have some fun with one of the attractions.

And it was the toboggan run. As we were in queue I read all the guidelines carefully to avoid death (as it was written). I was the first one to get on and I tried my best to go slow and safe as possible but Phydie freaked me out as I heard her sliding down after me screaming and screaming. It turns out Ryan was sliding down as fast as he could to get to us which wasn't a very good idea according to the guidelines as it will cause death. I didn't admit that I was scared though when they asked me why I was so slow so I had to say that the lady before me was just a big chicken I had to go slow as well. 

To go back up we had to stay in our toboggan, if thats how you call them, and wait until we are pulled all the way up.

two heads
It was the best part because we just had to sit there as we were going slowly up, relax and enjoy the alps surrounding us. Of course hearing from Phydie that it was very boring was expected since well, she's something. We walked around for a bit until we got on the smaller cable cars again. Everyone was quiet during the ride down and I didn't know why. I wanted to talk but then again I didn't know what to talk about so I just took more pictures. It was nearly sundown and Luzern was still beautiful.

I dind't get to sleep on the car anymore on the way back so I took Ryan's slr camera and tried it. It was my first time actually to use a dslr camera and darn I am so jealous. Phydie was asleep, Ryan was driving and I was just there sitting and contemplating on when am I going to allow myself to buy a dslr camera too.

darlingwish says:
haha i agree ^^
Posted on: May 09, 2008
DefDulce says:
Cows are huggable creatures and also a bit peaceful; they think they have nothing to worry about but in the end life has the last laugh. :0
Posted on: May 08, 2008
darlingwish says:
u've never seen??? men, u're missing out! hahahaha
Posted on: Apr 28, 2008
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Phydie, Ryan and me, *peace*
Phydie, Ryan and me, *peace*
beautiful view eh? (damn i always …
beautiful view eh? (damn i always…
cant you see im really scared? and…
cant you see im really scared? an…
two heads
two heads
Mt. Pilatus yey!
Mt. Pilatus yey!
and were there
and we're there
i was really holding on!
i was really holding on!
damn i was so scared
damn i was so scared
i can still pretend i wasnt scared
i can still pretend i wasnt scared
oh plsss dont let me fall.
oh plsss dont let me fall.
Mt. Pilatus, beautiful Luzern!
Mt. Pilatus, beautiful Luzern!
my chucks and her boots
my chucks and her boots
prettyyyyy
prettyyyyy
we made it!
we made it!
ughhh what? hehehe
ughhh what? hehehe
were still in Pilatus
we're still in Pilatus
mah back
mah back
^^
^^
^^
^^
^^
^^
^^
^^
swiss woooo
swiss woooo
happy ^^
happy ^^
again sunbathing in switzerland
again sunbathing in switzerland
its nice here isnt it?
its nice here isnt it?
water?!
water?!
wow what a view!
wow what a view!
ouchie!
ouchie!
grrrrr!
grrrrr!
looking scared?? nahhh
looking scared?? nahhh
my chucks
my chucks
what a place on earth
what a place on earth
the height is killing me
the height is killing me
well hullo there Phy!
well hullo there Phy!
in Luzern wahoooo
in Luzern wahoooo
sh*t happens Ryan
sh*t happens Ryan
Mt. Pilatus, Luzern Switzerland
Mt. Pilatus, Luzern Switzerland
Ryan and me
Ryan and me
a bird! i wish i can just fly all …
a bird! i wish i can just fly all…
scared booo!
scared booo!
fall!
fall!
view from the gondola
view from the gondola
phydies suicide attempt #5? FAILE…
phydie's suicide attempt #5? FAIL…
man, what a ride!
man, what a ride!
Phydie vandalizing
Phydie vandalizing
can i be proud of this? wrong gram…
can i be proud of this? wrong gra…
view from Mt. Pilatus
view from Mt. Pilatus
from the gondola, darn!
from the gondola, darn!
worst actress ever!
worst actress ever!
peace!
peace!
ugh what?!
ugh what?!
weirdos
weirdos
ewww sharing sh*t?? hehehehe
ewww sharing sh*t?? hehehehe
goal!
goal!
gondola
gondola
leaving or just going? dont rememb…
leaving or just going? dont remem…
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