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... their fine little town.
Tonight I am staying in an eight-bed dormitory on a camping site. There are two other residents, who I have yet to meet. It's probably the cheapest digs on offer at 23 Swiss Francs (approx 20 Euros) per night. I've done better than I expected for accommodation costs in Switzerland so far, thanks to staying initially in a shared room in a private home and then youth hostelling in Lausanne and ...
... was some unflattering graffiti on walls in the town. In all honesty, the place isn't ideal for a rest day as there are some steep inclines to deal with to visit the Protestant Cathedral - protestantism is the major Christian tradition in th is Canton - and other old town sites.
I say that I'm glad to have the guides, yet they contain information about the upcoming climb through the Alps that has triggered fears about how my vertigo problems will be managed as I make my way ...
... world war. Such was the devastation of the villages and surrounding lands in the conflict that the water networks were almost totally destroyed. When it came to rebuilding the area after the war, the need to reinstate public drinking fountains was overlooked and has no been put right ever since. If you have a better explanation, I'd like to hear it.
I make a point of trying the door of any church I pass by directly. Most were locked in rural France, but of those I ...
... mix with the milky green water in the Rhone. There were also twigs and logs zooming down the river! We passed through orchards and vineyards, then an industrial area. We have been watching the valley gradually grow wider over the last day or so since Ernen. We know it won't be far now before the river becomes a lake - lake Leman! We decided on hot food for lunch, so we stopped in St Maurice for some nice, healthy Lebanese take-away. Then back into the c...c...cold... Shortly ...
Today we were bound for a place called Vevey next to Lake Geneva, a pretty town known for where Charlie Chaplin lived in his later life. It was still raining but we didn't mind as the Tillbrook family were flying over from the UK to see us for the weekend, even Chris my brother was able to make it. Pierre, a family friend who lives in Vevey ever so kindly invited us all to his family's home for the reunion. After meeting up with the family in town square we ...
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