0563 A Swiss style Hostel (Stz 013â€”new)
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Next day, I take the hike up across the ridge to the Swiss border once again. This time, Iâ€™m going deeper into the country. Iâ€™m catching the train up to Lugano to experience a Swiss city.
After riding 1 Euro trains all around
We soon reach the lake region which, I must say even surpasses the beauty of
I decide to head straight north to where thereâ€™s supposed to be a youth hostel. But I soon reach a sign that says that Iâ€™ve now entered Massagnoâ€¦ then another sign that says that Iâ€™ve reached Savosa. It looks like the Swiss, like the French, like to chop up their cities into tiny little piecesâ€¦
The hostel is in Savosa, a town which seems to have little character to it. But the inscription in front of the Town Hall begs to differ. It gives a brief history of this â€śtownâ€ť over the last century, including the rise and decrease in population decade by decade.
So it looks like Savosa counts as a townâ€¦
The hostel is closed for the afternoon, but I figure I could just leave my bag there in the dining room and come back later when the reception is openâ€¦ So I head out to explore the town.
Up the road the town quickly peters out, so I head back down and to the left.
Within minutes Iâ€™m at the edge of Savosa and entering Veziaâ€¦ so I just take my video clip right there sitting on a short wall and declare Savosa officially parkbenchedâ€¦
Later on I return to see if thereâ€™s vacancy in the hostelâ€¦ the price is 22 Euros, a bit over my budget, but I want my first night in paradise to be a pleasant experience, so I decide to cough up the cashâ€¦
I take a look aroundâ€¦ This â€śbackpacker hostelâ€ť would be considered a four star hotel in any other country. The rooms are spic and spanâ€¦ thereâ€™s a pool with a slide and a beautiful garden in backâ€¦
Definitely a pleasant first night in here in