Melanie's Travels - Europe 2005
Bern is a 180 degree turn compared to Paris. It is small, compact, and the people are so friendly. Within 30 minutes of being in the city, I had already been offered directions by a group of old men and given a restaurant recommendation by a store owner. The restaurant I ate at was called the Spaghetti Factory (no, not the same as the chain back home). The food was yummy but the waitress was who made the experience really great. She was really eager to practice her English with me and even gave me free desert! Bern is not the typical tourist destination, there isn't really anything to see, which is exactly why I came here, I need a couple of days to relax and take a break from museums and galleries. I didn't expect the people to be so nice. It's nice to be around people who want to get to know you and help you experience their city.