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I finally arrived in Geneva around 6:45pm local time. I got off the plane, picked up my luggage and headed for the train. Once I got on the train, they made the announcement that the train was departing Geneva and headed toward Morges and Lausanne. The announcements near Geneva were in French and English, but as we got closer to Lausanne, I notice …
... boats, the Jet d'Eau, and a beautiful mountain scape.
Lake Geneva has the clearest water I have ever seen in a lake. The lake itself is surrounded by the 2nd most populated city in Switzerland, so it is interesting that they have the ability to keep the water so clean and clear. Lake Geneva is also surrounded by very large snow covered mountains.
The coolest site in Geneva was the Jet d'Eau, which is basically a huge spout of water ...
... made of Gruyère cheese and bread. It was good and gen loved it but if I am going to be honest, I don't need to eat it again...perhaps I'd dip my raw vegetables in the cheese but when in Switzerland do what the Swiss do. I made a nice large salad and washed down the cheese with salad and hot tea. Gen is feeling better and is tolerating food again which is nice and just in time for Germany where she swears we will find the best food... W'll have to see about that ...
Today we boarded our first train leaving toulouse at 07h18 or so. It was a long day of getting on and getting off. Once we arrived and sorted out our next few train tickets we decided to keep our packs and stop for Coffee the menu looked lacking and I hadn't found a machine to take out franks so I opted for a coffee and ate some almonds. Gen headed to Starbucks as it is ...
... Lausanne [managed to sneak through the fence, thanks to clever C], walked down to harbour to take photos by the lake [just as beautiful – never get tired of lake and snow-capped mountains!], tram up to old town where we follow the walking tour, ran for our train and made it, ate overpriced food by the river, got to the airport in good time.
In conclusion, Geneva itself is nice, but it’s probably only worth 1 or at most 2 ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Pets allowed