I left the hostel around 10:30 am in search of breakfast, I stopped at a grocery store and bought a poulet sandwich, poulet is chicken in French. I had the poulet sandwich yesterday, I knew it was good, it was lunch time, I decided to eat lunch food. I figured out what poulet meant when I asked the woman at the supermarket yesterday. I said what is poulet, she thought about it and said, it is poulet, I thought about it and said chicken? She said, yes. I bought the poulet sandwich when I saw a Swiss man buy it, I figured it was good, it was. I did the same thing with the Swiss Chocolate I bought today, I saw a Swiss woman buy it, I assumed she knew what was good, it was.
I went back to my hostel with my poulet sandwich, called my mom on magic jack using my computer. After I talked to my mom and ate my poulet sandwich, I headed out for the day, by then it was after noon. My first destination was Albert Einstein's house while he lived in Bern, Switzerland. I learned Einstein moved 6 times while in Switzerland, but this was the house he lived in the longest.
|Me at Einstein House|
|Aare River on my way to Bern History/Einstein Museum|
The Einstein Museum had information on Einstein's school performance, he was not always the best student, sometimes found school boring. The museum even had some of Einstein's report cards. I learned some interesting facts about Einstein at the museum, the United States Government deemed Einstein a security risk after he emigrated to the US, excluding him from the Manhattan project. Einstein was also under FBI surveillance and the US considered expelling him, the FBI compiled a 2000 page file on Einstein. All things I can relate to.
|Albert Einstein under FBI Surveillance|
|Me in front of Gamestop in Bern|
I had a quiet evening, the English movie tonight was the Bucket List. I did not see the entire movie because I went to get something for dinner and it took me awhile to find any stores that were open. I did not want to go to a restaurant or cafe for a formal dinner, plenty of those were open in downtown Bern, although not the number you would find in a big city. However, all other stores were closed, the supermarket was closed, I was surprised the city had shut down before 8 pm on a Saturday night. The street I walked down earlier in the day was packed, at 7pm it was almost empty.
I found dinner at the train station, when all else fails, Europe's major rail stations have food shops, I even bought a salad, something I should do more often. I packed my dinner into my backpack, headed back to the hostel in the rain, I had missed the first part of the Bucket List, I did not really watch any of the movie, but what I saw, it looks like a movie worth watching, maybe I will once I finish my Europe tour.
Day 2 in Bern Photo Album