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2013在路上 - 瑞士奥地利捷克自驾游1. 一进一出苏黎世

一进一出,对苏黎世的印象很少。

当初订机票的时候,瑞士意大利德国附近的几个大城市查来查去,发现还是从苏黎世登陆欧洲比较便宜。自然而然,行程就沿着苏黎世画了个圈儿。只是每次匆忙而过,这会儿想想,对苏黎世的印象甚少,有的也就是一开始对瑞士的印象吧。

瑞士入关的效率很高,窗口不多,但官员少有废话,这一点让我的第一印象不错。旅游业算是瑞士的主业了,一路走来,除了欧美游客之外,亚洲游客甚多,尤其是中印两国。之前做功课的时候就发现了,两本看似自助游但少不了有些赞助游影子的书《到瑞士》 《左右瑞士》在国内一直卖得很火。 看来瑞士旅游局这两年对世界新兴游客市场的把握很准确,没少花力气。

好比玩游戏,落地的第一件事情是找基本装备,出游也是如此。除了取车,想把瑞士半价卡先搞定。可是苏黎世机场访客中心(Information Center)那天的阿姐效率和态度都有些问题,前面一对犹大年青人也实在啰嗦。莫名地等了半个钟,轮到我两句话就打发到楼下的SBB了。所以说,好功课就是时间啊,下次你知道任何地方SBB柜台都可以买半价卡,就不要象我一样傻等了。除非你是购买瑞士通票Swiss Card的自助游客,否则对我们这样自驾游的来说,半价卡的好处是显而易见的,特别是它的family card,对16岁以下小朋友完全免费。这一路上验证下来,各大名山包括瑞吉山、铁力士山、少女峰、雪朗峰、马特宏峰等 ,半价卡都适用,而且小朋友的确免费,非常的划算。买半价卡需要查验护照,可惜这会儿小乖跟她的小伙伴们在朋友叮铛那儿呢,结果还是没买成。后来呢,半价卡这事儿在琉森(Luzern)火车站呢轻而易举办妥了,相比之下,服务态度要胜过苏黎世。苏黎世这儿的服务人员,说不上有什么差错,但多多少少有些冷淡吧。

取车的过程超轻松,机场主要租车公司和手续都和老美这儿类似,唯一多了一家Sixt租车公司。Autoeurope落地的租车公司是Hertz,预订文件递上去之后,很快就拿到了和预订时说好的一模一样的Toyota Avensis ,让我希望免费升级的小心思落了个空。其实当时订车的时候如果多付200刀,可以拿到类似大小带车载GPS的奔驰车,只是因为后座空间和放行李的地方小了点,又考虑此行要去捷克,犹豫了一下。好在我对车不是太挑剔,此行驰骋在欧洲大地,瑞士奥地利的山路蜿蜒,德国高速的全民飙车,Toyota的表现中规中矩,满意。在欧洲,左邻右舍看过去,日本车很少,停车场了找起来倒也方便,这是后话。

不同租车公司对开车去不同国家其实是有规定的,比如Hertz这儿如果开车去捷克或者意大利的话,超过一定档次的车是禁止的,大部分东欧中欧国家也在限制范围之内,这是我后来闲着的时候翻看租车合同看到的。其实走之前我也略有所闻,只是我的CDW保险是通过American Express买的,而且租车的deal 太好了,对这个灰色地带租车公司没问我也没提,这会儿取车的时候也没有问起。American Express Premium Car Rental Protection计划(租车付费保险)大伙应该也熟悉了,在国外租车我一直觉得是个便宜的选择,只是也要仔细看看它的适用国家范围,比如意大利是不包括的。想来想去,还是因为有些国家的赔保率太高吧。其实我们这一路,瑞士奥地利捷克德国,算是欧洲国家中旅游安全方面的模范生了。行走江湖,自己也好,周围游客也好,没遇到什么鸡鸣狗盗的事儿。当然,你要象傻根一样满世界嚷嚷天下无贼,算我没说。

最后关于自驾游想再提一句的是,有个好的GPS实在是必须的。之前也写到,最好的选择是车载GPS。叮当这次租到的SUV自带GPS,又没有额外收费,算是个小惊喜。两家凑在一起的时候,多由他们在前面开路。我自己买的Garmi 1370是个淘汰产品,虽然自带欧洲地图。一路开下来,我就发现问题了。一是精度不够,经常朗朗晴空开着开着GPS自己就糊涂了,非说你开到旁边的一条平行路或者nowhere了。二是开错路重新计算时的反应速度不够,在城市里面一旦错过之后边开边等GPS重新算出来的话,非常的头疼。因为这儿,刚开始的时候和小虫儿没少争执。至于用其它iphone, ipad离线地图做GPS的话,我没有在路上试过,但是基于同样理由我持怀疑态度。所以说,还是投资一个好的GPS吧。

真正开车上路的时候,阴阴的天气,有些飘雨点,温度二十来度,感觉刚刚好。这些年,跑得多看得多了,路上的惊叹也越来越少。高速上车不多,路况整洁。再有的,就是那时不时遇到的长长隧道了。起初不以为然,后来遇到的隧道越来越长,有时候开在里面,满眼的黑色,只有前车的尾灯和隧道顶的灯光一划一划地滑过眼前,恍惚间我有些陷入另类时空的感觉。用希望的曙光(the light at the end of the tunnel)造句这么多年,这会儿才有了点感觉。看到这儿,虫儿补充一句,那是你装酷没摘墨镜了。还有啊,tunnel light不一定是希望的曙光,也可能是你没看清火车来了。 Sometimes that light at the end of the tunnel is a train.

绿树村边合,青山郭外斜。牛羊晚自归,儿童戏野田。想来想去,算是瑞士给我的第一印象。

回程的时候在苏黎世住了一晚,旅馆选择的是欧洲便宜的连锁旅馆ibis。旅馆本身没有什么问题,只是订的时候没在注意地理位置,太靠近城市南端,离机场也远。 傍晚从城市的北边开回来,在GPS的指引下感觉把苏黎世的各大高速转了遍,却偏偏没有转到苏黎世湖畔的班霍夫大街。第二天一早又是匆匆而行,最后留下印象的还是机场。不过欧洲这一路转下来,最美的地方还是在小镇,对苏黎世这样的大城市兴趣不大。

叮当她们这一路,比我们早来了两天,又晚走了一天,回来问问她对苏黎世的感觉也是一般,说是不如南面的琉森感觉好。她们的旅馆通过Priceline bid到靠近机场的北面Renaissance Zurich Hotel ,非常不错的deal。我这次行程订旅馆的时候订到后来有些匆忙价钱也有些麻木了,忘了欧洲大城市也可以通过Priceline来订,而且常常能拿到非常好的deal, 写在这里,算是提个醒替后来人省钱吧。

Tips:
1. 半价卡官方网站。 各地SBB均有出售,购买时需出示所以人的护照,正常使用按道理需要查验半价卡和护照,但实际中没有人再验护照。
2013年夏季价格 CHF120/adult.
www.swisstravelsystem.com/en/tickets-en/…

2. 关于租车和行程,参考 今夏登陆欧洲
www.travelsuperlink.com/blog/?p=725

3. 关于欧洲自驾导航和离线地图,参考之前的博文:
www.travelsuperlink.com/blog/?p=737

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