We started our Express trip from the little Swiss town of Brig, a picturesque little place. We stayed all night and caught our train, The Glacier Express, the next day. It was cool and rainy in Brig, a welcome relief from the heat of Italy.

This is a picture of Brig's main street, from our hotel room. Notice the close proximity of the mountains. We noticed a lot of backpackers in town.

The first part of our journey was along a stream (or river). We could see many areas where water was rushing down the mountains into the stream.

But the day was beautiful and the view spectacular!