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... perfectly safe for many years now.
The canons - that's what they're called - were very kind to me. I attended the evening mass at which a local choir performed beautifully. I dined with them in the evening, and joined them again for sung morning prayers and breakfast.There was a charge for staying there, but at no time did I feel anything other than a pilgrim being given the best of spiritual and temporal hospitality as I ...
... next adventure, a cog railway up to a glacier. One that used to be so big it was known as the La Mer de Glacé (Sea of ice). Unfortunately those days were long gone. There were markers along the walk down to the glacier that showed its size in years gone by. It has really shrunk in the last decade, which was quite saddening. The route to the glacier involved the cog railway, then a cable car, then 200 steps. Inside the ...
... col Grand St Bernard. For example, the guide states the following about a stage I'll encounter within the next three days: "...the route takes to a narrow track on the precipitous hill sides high above the river. This section is prohibited to horse riders and cyclists and is disliked by some walkers." If anyone knows about how I froze on An Teallach in the Scottish Highlands two summers ago, they will know how daunting these next few days can be. Maybe my cousin Denis can put himself ...
... inside were all booked out, but we think we saw some hadrons... We were interested to find out that the 27km circumference underground tunnel doesn't go under the mountains at all - just under the countryside near Geneva. Apparently it's 100m below the ground! We found ourselves standing above the Atlas detector. We enjoyed reading and hearing about how they use the accelerator to re-create the high-energy environment shortly after the ...
... great place to just relax because the city surrounds the lake and there are good times to be had on either side. The side where my hostel was located was four minutes from the lake, 30 seconds from a park where I played basketball and they played live music everyday (at least the days I was there). The other side of the lake they had the famous Jet d'Eau, which is a huge water jet that shoots water nearly 500 feet in the air. ...
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