Portugal, Sapin, Morocco 2017 travel blog

Local markets, t least one of us can understand

Country's show off their wealth but donating art, here the stair case...

Amazing ceramics and amazing building

Not a Catholic Church! Very important in the reformation

A wall depicting the heroes of the reformation, without them we'd all...

Ahh, the car is still there!


Lots to do today so got an early start....... 8:30, yes not that early but early for us. Local markets called and after a meaningless chat with a nougat seller (We had no idea what the other was saying) we drove to Geneva. 40 minutes to drive there, another 40 to get thru the traffic. In time for the guided tour of the UN. Not interested but I went anyway. Fascinating. I even answered one of the questions..... Correctly. One about the official languages of the UN - Australian, I got wrong. 195 member states, USA pays 22% of the 1.3 billion dollar budget, Japan 11%. To be a member you need to pay 0.001% of your GDP - or maybe 0.0001%. Languages spoken are English, French (thanks to W. Churchill), Russian. Arabic, Chinese and Spanish. Translators have a problem with the obvious things like idioms - Spanish for pickpocket is the same for sausage in some places. There are 1000's of NGO's allowed to listen in, not Green Peace. 23 tone of paint was used on the ceiling of the room we were in. My observation: the UN uses most of the world's paper. Off to the Red Cross museum - don't go. Off to the Ceramics Museum - DO go. Amazing. Got the car out of the parking station - had to mortgage the house again. The highlight of the next part - Medieval village walk (what else) was the view from the PROTESTANT church bell tower.The bell tower itself was great too. Now will we get to the car before the car park closes? Chris had picked out the hotel we would stay at it we were locked in. Bother we were on time to get out so home for dinner. The last part involves about 10 minutes on a winding, narrow road up a hill/mountain. Drivers sit on my tail thinking I am Sterling Moss. I pull off and let them pass, only to catch up at the next lot of road works. Still they seem happy as they toot and put hazard lights on as they pass.

Tomorrow's activity will be decided by the weather. Looking forward to one like today.Lots to do today so got an early start....... 8:30, yes not that early but early for us. Local markets called and after a meaningless chat with a nougat seller (We had no idea what the other was saying) we drove to Geneva. 40 minutes to drive there, another 40 to get thru the traffic. In time for the guided tour of the UN. Not interested but I went anyway. Fascinating. I even answered one of the questions..... Correctly. One about the official languages of the UN - Australian, I got wrong. 195 member states, USA pays 22% of the 1.3 billion dollar budget, Japan 11%. To be a member you need to pay 0.001% of your GDP - or maybe 0.0001%. Languages spoken are English, French (thanks to W. Churchill), Russian. Arabic, Chinese and Spanish. Translators have a problem with the obvious things like idioms - Spanish for pickpocket is the same for sausage in some places. There are 1000's of NGO's allowed to listen in, not Green Peace. 23 tone of paint was used on the ceiling of the room we were in. My observation: the UN uses most of the world's paper. Off to the Red Cross museum - don't go. Off to the Ceramics Museum - DO go. Amazing. Got the car out of the parking station - had to mortgage the house again. The highlight of the next part - Medieval village walk (what else) was the view from the PROTESTANT church bell tower.The bell tower itself was great too. Now will we get to the car before the car park closes? Chris had picked out the hotel we would stay at it we were locked in. Bother we were on time to get out so home for dinner. The last part involves about 10 minutes on a winding, narrow road up a hill/mountain. Drivers sit on my tail thinking I am Sterling Moss. I pull off and let them pass, only to catch up at the next lot of road works. Still they seem happy as they toot and put hazard lights on as they pass.

Tomorrow's activity will be decided by the weather. Looking forward to one like today.Lots to do today so got an early start....... 8:30, yes not that early but early for us. Local markets called and after a meaningless chat with a nougat seller (We had no idea what the other was saying) we drove to Geneva. 40 minutes to drive there, another 40 to get thru the traffic. In time for the guided tour of the UN. Not interested but I went anyway. Fascinating. I even answered one of the questions..... Correctly. One about the official languages of the UN - Australian, I got wrong. 195 member states, USA pays 22% of the 1.3 billion dollar budget, Japan 11%. To be a member you need to pay 0.001% of your GDP - or maybe 0.0001%. Languages spoken are English, French (thanks to W. Churchill), Russian. Arabic, Chinese and Spanish. Translators have a problem with the obvious things like idioms - Spanish for pickpocket is the same for sausage in some places. There are 1000's of NGO's allowed to listen in, not Green Peace. 23 tone of paint was used on the ceiling of the room we were in. My observation: the UN uses most of the world's paper. Off to the Red Cross museum - don't go. Off to the Ceramics Museum - DO go. Amazing. Got the car out of the parking station - had to mortgage the house again. The highlight of the next part - Medieval village walk (what else) was the view from the PROTESTANT church bell tower.The bell tower itself was great too. Now will we get to the car before the car park closes? Chris had picked out the hotel we would stay at it we were locked in. Bother we were on time to get out so home for dinner. The last part involves about 10 minutes on a winding, narrow road up a hill/mountain. Drivers sit on my tail thinking I am Sterling Moss. I pull off and let them pass, only to catch up at the next lot of road works. Still they seem happy as they toot and put hazard lights on as they pass.

Tomorrow's activity will be decided by the weather. Looking forward to one like today.Lots to do today so got an early start....... 8:30, yes not that early but early for us. Local markets called and after a meaningless chat with a nougat seller (We had no idea what the other was saying) we drove to Geneva. 40 minutes to drive there, another 40 to get thru the traffic. In time for the guided tour of the UN. Not interested but I went anyway. Fascinating. I even answered one of the questions..... Correctly. One about the official languages of the UN - Australian, I got wrong. 195 member states, USA pays 22% of the 1.3 billion dollar budget, Japan 11%. To be a member you need to pay 0.001% of your GDP - or maybe 0.0001%. Languages spoken are English, French (thanks to W. Churchill), Russian. Arabic, Chinese and Spanish. Translators have a problem with the obvious things like idioms - Spanish for pickpocket is the same for sausage in some places. There are 1000's of NGO's allowed to listen in, not Green Peace. 23 tone of paint was used on the ceiling of the room we were in. My observation: the UN uses most of the world's paper. Off to the Red Cross museum - don't go. Off to the Ceramics Museum - DO go. Amazing. Got the car out of the parking station - had to mortgage the house again. The highlight of the next part - Medieval village walk (what else) was the view from the PROTESTANT church bell tower.The bell tower itself was great too. Now will we get to the car before the car park closes? Chris had picked out the hotel we would stay at it we were locked in. Bother we were on time to get out so home for dinner. The last part involves about 10 minutes on a winding, narrow road up a hill/mountain. Drivers sit on my tail thinking I am Sterling Moss. I pull off and let them pass, only to catch up at the next lot of road works. Still they seem happy as they toot and put hazard lights on as they pass.

Tomorrow's activity will be decided by the weather. Looking forward to one like today.Lots to do today so got an early start....... 8:30, yes not that early but early for us. Local markets called and after a meaningless chat with a nougat seller (We had no idea what the other was saying) we drove to Geneva. 40 minutes to drive there, another 40 to get thru the traffic. In time for the guided tour of the UN. Not interested but I went anyway. Fascinating. I even answered one of the questions..... Correctly. One about the official languages of the UN - Australian, I got wrong. 195 member states, USA pays 22% of the 1.3 billion dollar budget, Japan 11%. To be a member you need to pay 0.001% of your GDP - or maybe 0.0001%. Languages spoken are English, French (thanks to W. Churchill), Russian. Arabic, Chinese and Spanish. Translators have a problem with the obvious things like idioms - Spanish for pickpocket is the same for sausage in some places. There are 1000's of NGO's allowed to listen in, not Green Peace. 23 tone of paint was used on the ceiling of the room we were in. My observation: the UN uses most of the world's paper. Off to the Red Cross museum - don't go. Off to the Ceramics Museum - DO go. Amazing. Got the car out of the parking station - had to mortgage the house again. The highlight of the next part - Medieval village walk (what else) was the view from the PROTESTANT church bell tower.The bell tower itself was great too. Now will we get to the car before the car park closes? Chris had picked out the hotel we would stay at it we were locked in. Bother we were on time to get out so home for dinner. The last part involves about 10 minutes on a winding, narrow road up a hill/mountain. Drivers sit on my tail thinking I am Sterling Moss. I pull off and let them pass, only to catch up at the next lot of road works. Still they seem happy as they toot and put hazard lights on as they pass.

Tomorrow's activity will be decided by the weather. Looking forward to one like today.



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