Traveling Nancy

Traveling around the world as far as I can go.

September 7th

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This morning train to Broc Fabrique to see the Cailler chocolate factory. The factory was pretty close to the train station. We did the audo tour of the factory. On part of the tour we learned about all of the ingredients that go into the chocolate. We also heard little recorded speeches from the producers of the products.

These speeches were certainly slanted in a way to give a favorable impression of the company. For example the woman from Africa who spoke about being the cocoa growers was very specific about not using an children. There were other expamples of this.

We learned that Nestles was actually part owner of the company since before the crash of 1929. Nestles actually helped the owner of collier Callier to save his company.

I found the information on the % of ingredients in white, milk, and dark chocolate interesting.

At the end of the tour we bought a bit (Ha) of chocolate and I put mine into my suitcase..

Our train trips to Wengen involved transferring trains in Bulle, Bern, Interlaken Ost, Lauterbrunnen.   I only took a couple of photos from the train.

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We found our hotel, Bernerhoff and I took a photo form our room.

After putting away our belongings, explored the town for a bit.

We found out that there was going to be folk singing at one of the hotel bars so we went there after dinner.

I took a short video of the music.  She is playing a button accordion and he is playing a alphorn.

He gave many of us a chance to try our luck with the alphorn. Shirley took a video of me but she can’t seem to send it to me.

The man started playing spoons.

He passed out spoons to many of us and we had a blast playing along with him.

When we returned to the room, I worked on my journal post from the 6th (I have fallen a day behind) and Shirley worked on planning our hikes. She sure does a fantastic job of deciding where we will hike.

Author: Nancy Panitch

Traveling has been a passion of Nancy Panitch's life and she loves seeing how people in other cultures live. Her travels have taken her to many places within the United States, Asia, Europe, South America, and Africa. Being around people inspires her and she has much gratitude for the kindred Souls that are joining together with her in body, mind, and heart. She moved from Chicago to Portland, Oregon in 1982. It was one of the best decisions of her life. While in Portland she stays very, VERY busy. She volunteers (Inter-Religious Action Network, Human Rights Council, & ushering for various theaters); attends a Unitarian Universalist church; goes hiking with groups (Cascade Prime Timers & Trails Club of Oregon) and also with individual friends. Book groups, movie group, and bridge groups occupy her time as well. Her quiet activities include yoga, knitting, Sudoku, and reading. She enjoys all of these activities, but making time to see her wonderful 4 grandchildren takes priority over it all. She is happy to share this blog and hopes to encourage others to travel.

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