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We need not have worried about the alarms as we both slept very poorly and were awake long before the first alarm was due to go off. Oh well – must be excitement!
We dressed and had a basic breakfast at the train station. The first part of the trip is from Geneva to Montreux (Deep Purple fans will know this town from Smoke on the …
... a pig market but is now the financial centre, surrounded by the intricate and imposing Credit Suisse Building. As Thorben recommended, we walked along Bahnhofstrasse checking out the astronomical prices at the high-end designer stores. There were lots of pretty things, but it was definitely window-shopping only. We did go into Swatch to look at watches and the English book store, as well as a shop that the woman we were on the train ...
... Unfortunately there was not the best customer service so we probably stayed there longer than we intended. After our little tea break it was time to head to the train station and make our decent and travels back to Hottwil, turns out everyone else though this was a grand idea as well. Two to three hours later we were back at our humble adopted Switzerland home tucking in to some left overs before we all crashed out totally exhausted from the day's ...
... looking at the lion sculpture, we noticed a sign for Glacier Park beside us. Not knowing what it was, we decided that if it was less than 10 Fr. we would check it out. Luckily it was only 9.50 for students, so we went to check it out. It was the most random museum, but also informative and fun. The first part was the "Natural Monument", which was discovered by chance when Josef Wilhelm Amrein-Troller tried to build a wine cellar on the site. It has been open to ...
... trains a day!! I make my way to the 'blue angel' who is the meeting point for the station and from her to tourist info - a map and an agent who thinks it's funny (I discover later) to tell an old lady there will be 3or4 steps enroute to her hotel - when in fact there are about 15 or 20!!
It is warm and sunny I stop at Starbucks for a cold 'cool lime' 7.30chf and I dont like it but it is cold and wet .....sometimes basics count!
St Joesph's hotel is great - ...
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- Pets allowed