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On Friday we went to Nyon, a beautiful town near Lake Geneva. There we took the boat to visit Yvoire, a medieval town in France. So I even visited a country I didn't plan on visiting. Luckily I didn't have to go trough customs like on the airport. ;-)
Not much else to write about for this day. We took it easy. (If you can call sitting in a car for over 3 hours 'easy'. ;-) )
... quarters and feel the Olympic spirit the way the athletes felt it, to study the history of the Games from antiquity to today - thanks to the latest computer technology and audiovisual media, all of this can be accomplished in the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. The idea of a museum dedicated to appreciating the Olympic idea goes back to Pierre de Coubertin, who revived the Olympic Games and founded ...
... some 40 years ago. Romy and her husband Bernard live nearby Fribourg, in the town of Planafaye-s/Glane. Fribourg is a very picturesque and quaint city of 35,000. They took us to Murten where ...
... although I am to shy to say too much (you know, like Doug). In Gstaad we hi the tourist office and followed a recommended hike around town. We went up through the forest to the Gstaad Palace. We ended up on a narrow road that took us back to town along a fast flowing river. Back in town we grabbed a quick snack from the bakery to tide us over on the return voyage. This time we hopped on the panoramic train, with large windows from the seat ...
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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