BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Mirabeau
Travel Blogs from Lausanne
... off the route descriptions from our e-guidebook (we have the hard copy of the book but left it at home to save weight), finding out how it differs from the GPS tracks, which unfortunately is significantly. So we have a highlighter to colour in the areas to look out for on our 1:200,000 map (1cm=2km). Oh yeah, this is going to be fun... Our laundry has finished drying, so at least for this next stage, we will start off fresh and ...
... col Grand St Bernard. For example, the guide states the following about a stage I'll encounter within the next three days: "...the route takes to a narrow track on the precipitous hill sides high above the river. This section is prohibited to horse riders and cyclists and is disliked by some walkers." If anyone knows about how I froze on An Teallach in the Scottish Highlands two summers ago, they will know how daunting these next few days can be. Maybe my cousin Denis can put himself ...
... the room had a completely new aroma, that of strong cleaning products. That evening, inspired by the cleaners less than subtle hint that we smell bad, we found a nearby coin laundry. We were looking for a place for dinner and it just so happened to be near a Thai place. I'd been day dreaming of pad Thai for a while now, but we haven't come across any Thai places. But not only did we find one, but it was called "Pad Thai". Dinner was ...
... Miserables fame). Incidentally, Besancon is also noted as a major influence in horology and the manufacture of electric bicycles.
A few words about French cuisine. First, it doesn't exist at breakfast time. I quickly tired of the daily morning diet of pain et confiture, confiture et pain, ad nauseum.
One of the good things about having to stay in more expensive hotel accommodation was the likelihood that you could tuck into a delicious bowl of cornflakes ...
... 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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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Pets allowed