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... the mountain. From there we took a second cable car that took us up to the Aguille du Midi, at 3842m. The view from the cable car was not inspiring, it was pretty much a complete white out. But this is the longest single span cable car in the world. It's incredibly steep too, you arrive at the cable car station almost vertically. On exiting the cable car we were in the middle of a snow storm. Standing on the highest bridge in Europe ...
... to mark my arrival. "Pas de problem", I said to myself, as I had a good distance to cover to get to the town of Orbe for my first night en Suisse.
The walk was easier than I thought. It was mostly downhill, which was fine but for the need to negotiate a tricky descent through a deep, winding gorge. Once that was behind me, the only thing to contend with was heavy rain for the last hour of the slog into town.
The tourist office found me somewhere to stay. I shared a ...
... their heads underwater and fish that you can easily see through the clear water. But how is the water so clear? I know the Rhone isn't the only source of the lake, but where did the gunk go? On returning from CERN our theories of our less than appealing aromas had been confirmed. The hotel cleaners had come through and to quell the strong scent of of our room, had gone overboard with the bleach through the bathroom. When we opened ...
It is my second day in Switzerland, but I feel I still have to bring closure on my month walking through France. I won't detain you long.
A feature of the landscape in the Pas de Calais is the preponderance of little wayside chapels housing statues of Christ or The Madonna. Most are in good order despite their age. Even more frequently seen were roadside crucifixes of varying size and ornateness, each tanding as testament to the strong Catholic tradition that ...
... some main roads near Ouchy, but there was almost always a cycle path or cycle lane - definitely better than yesterday! We discovered a patisserie in the medieval town of St Prex, where we had yummy chocolate croissants! The rain came and went throughout the day, just enough to make sure that we were completely soaked before it cleared up. And every so often, our shadows would return as the sun caressed our dripping clothes, and returned a little bit ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAgora Hotel Lausanne
This hotel was in a great location for us- very close to the train station & to the metro. We didn't have a view of the Lake Geneve or the Cathedral but it was economical. It was also spotless clean & modern (wifi worked in our room perfectly). The staff was very friendly & the free transportation cards were a nice surprise. I would recommend.
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