The first thing we asked when the opportunity to go to Jungfrau, Switzerland in December arose was - is it going to be too cold? Neither of us has any North-Indian blood in us and we've lived all our lives in Mumbai, a city where the sweaters come out whenever the thermometer dips below 20 degrees Celsius! How on earth would we manage 3454 metres above the sea level in snowy conditions and an unimaginable temperature of -10 degrees Celsius? But you know what, we lived to tell the tale. And by the time it was time to say goodbye, we felt like we could live in winter-time Switzerland all year long!
Zurich to Interlaken
We flew into Zurich airport and stepped straight into a van that would take us to Interlaken by road. The route was picturesque and offered tantalising glimpses of the mountains in the distance. Around half-way through our journey, we stopped near Bern and stepped out gingerly, waiting for impossibly cold weather to strike us down.