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Oct 21, 2013 - Montreux

Friday: After a rather relaxed morning, we headed off from Sion at 10.30am for the 40 minute trip to Montreux. Again, the lower part of the Rhone valley was both rugged and fertile at the same time and made for a very pleasant trip. At Montreux there was a little running around to find the tourist information office and when we did they were not very helpful. So we walked the 5min along the esplanade to our hotel and settled in. Then we set off to walk to the Chateau Chillon (castle) about halfway around Lake Geneva (well, a good hour walk,...

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Jul 5, 2013 - Montreux to Moon and Stars

Wow, a whirlwind couple of days! We've talked for years about going to the Montreux Jazz Festival so when Sven asked if we would be interested in stopping in Montreux to see Leonard Cohen on our way to Ticino , we jumped at the chance! Sven had to work yesterday and was to meet us in Montreux later in the day so once we got a lesson from the not-so-crabby parking guy on how to get out of the parkade, we headed right to Montreux. Montreux is located in the French speaking part of Switzerland so it was time to put away the German and try to...

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Jan 3, 2013 - Montreux

Today, we took the Golden Pass train to Montreux, passing through beautiful snow clad areas with impressive snow clad mountains. We passed through the elite resort of Gstaad, apparently a holiday place for the Royal Family, then wound our steep way down to Montreux, on the banks of Lake Geneva. There are several statues of famous musicians here, including one of Freddie Mercury. As we were now in French speaking country, we had Italian for lunch. We caught the train back via a different route, with just a little more alpine scenery and...

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Nov 10, 2012 - Along Lake Geneve

Once again like Bern this is a major interchange so every half hour trains, come, stop and go again, we are delayed a few mins waiting a late running connection from the north, but soon we are skirting the sides of Lac Geneve, and pulling into Montreux. There is quite an important railway here, both upto the Roschers De Nay, ( bit too Cloudy for that today) and t e Goldern Pass line. I know this asthe MOB, but all signs of that seems to have been painted out and everything is branded Goldern Pass, yet the old blue and cream paintwork remains.

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Aug 16, 2012 - Lake Geneva 2 - Wine Country

We went west towards Lausanne along the Geneva coast today, some very unique views along here. Halfway was the area of Lavoux, a UNESCO world heritage sight for the terraced wineries along the water. It's amazing to see all down the lake the cascading vineyards all bright green. After the drive we stopped in Lausanne at the olympic museum (as it is HQ to the IOC) to find out it was Closed!!!!! During the Olympics?!! We were peaved for a bit but found a small ferry boat that was a replacement museum for the next 2 years. Cool to see all the...

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Alex en Europa 2012

Aug 15, 2012 - Lake Geneva 1 - Have I Seen This?

(Lake Geneva entries longtime coming sorry!) so we escaped from Bern finally after crazy traffic. On the way to our hotel in Montreux we stopped at a castle town with the chateaux Guyeres. The area was french so it had a strong feel similar to Avignon, as will lake Geneva to the French riviera. For the record Switzerland is divided up into French in the north west, Italian in the south east and German in other areas. It's confusing already encountering these languages previously but even worse is that I've been surprised the lack of English...

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Alex en Europa 2012

May 30, 2012 - On to Switzerland

correction-the silk workshop in Lyon uses 15 different screens, not 1--thanks to my sister, a great editor! An early start on Tuesday to get to the garage by 9:00. They were very helpful, figured out what I needed and arranged to have the right tire brought in from a neighboring town. It meant spending the day in Chamonix, but that is no hardship. The weather may be even nicer today. The view of the mountains from the garage was fabulous. I decided to figure out another Laundromat and get caught up on all that while I had the time. Then I...

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France Road Trip

May 15, 2012 - Montreux

Great views out of City airport over the Olympic village. Then one of the scariest things I've ever done, driving on the "wrong" side of the road in a mirror image of a car with my whole team as passengers, in Geneva rush-hour in the rain with the sat-nav barking at me in French. The one precious member of the team who doesn't swear heard a lot of expletives as the Swiss proved not to be so cordial with their driving habits. Managed to get the system changed to English for the next morning drive to the Factory in France but it took me...

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Jun 20, 2010 - Day on Lake Geneva

Trip to Switzerland, Provence and the French Alps. Day 1-Arrived 8 hours after we boarded…not too the worse for wear thanks to the fact we had Coach Plus with extra leg room, It wasn’t Business by any stretch. There was a party atmosphere as there were 28 Lebanese Exchange Students returning from all over the country after a year gone. It was scattered showers and temp of 50 degrees in Geneva. I’m always surprised how green,clean and quaint everything is.The trees are taller and more thick. We decided to go with a Tom Tom to save Greg...

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Jul 19, 2008 - Day off!!!!

So I have the entire day off. Im actually not that tired becuase I love it so much here, but Im not going to lie, its nice to sit on the computer and catch up on emails with no where to be. I didnt think Leysin could get better than last year, but it did. This group of kids is awesome. I know I said that about York, too, but these kids are really so great. Canyoning was a little uneventful compared to last year. The water wasnt near as high, but I think my over analyzing as to how dangerous it can be has psyched me out a little. I...

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May 11, 2008 - Montreux

Day 14 – Montreux We woke up about 7:30 am, feeling somewhat refreshed after a good night’s sleep. It looks like another beautiful sunny day, and we are thankful that we’ve had such good weather so far. We went up to the dining room for our continental buffet breakfast of cold cuts, cheeses, cereals, breads and jams. It was very good, and I am starting to feel more relaxed, now we have time to do things at a slower pace. After breakfast, we decided to walk to the Chateau de Chillon, a medieval fortress perched on a rocky outcrop on Lac...

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May 10, 2008 - Morges to Montreux

Day 13 – Morges, Gruyere and to Montreux We had a good sleep, and got up and got ready for our day trip to Gruyere. However, I had a scratchy, sore throat, and must have caught a cold. Oh well, probably because I was feeling run-down as well. We had two types of bread for breakfast – a braided white bread not unlike Easter bread (but without the fruit), and a dark, nutty Ticino bread, which was quite tasty. Once we got our luggage packed, we stuffed ourselves in the car. Actually, it was quite roomy, considering there were four adults, two...

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