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Travel Blogs from Les Contamines-Montjoie
Today is the
second last day of my holiday so I felt I should do a heavy hike as it is to be
my last one. I’m now in a hotel in Megeve, a fairly upmarket village
particularly in the ski season about 30 kms from Chamonix. It is also only an
hour’s drive from Geneva which makes the return of my rental car on Sunday
prior to joining my flight home that much easier.
As all the
... once. Super fun to catch up with some folks I haven't seen in a long time and great to see Bobby on form as always. Those are Rowan's jeans he is wearing as a scarf in the photos...
Since Oktoberfest I've minced my way south through Germany over a couple of days, passed through Switzerland and I arrived in Chamonix yesterday. The views in Chamonix are terrible, just mountains everywhere.
This morning Toby and I went for a cheeky walk ...
... entertained most of the time, though the occasional traffic lights at roadworks provided some dramatic viewing opportunities for me. Coming into Chamonix was really dramatic and H managed to find a great picnic spot next to a golf course (pics). Nice to stay in an hotel for a change, simplicity and anonymity oddly reassuring. Love to all again. ...
John, my brother in law and I had a magnificent day up at L'Aguille de Midi (3,841m) high above Chamonix followed by a three hour hike from the cable car's mid station to a glacier where we caught a little mountain cog railway back down to Chamonix.
We were very lucky; the weather was perfect, full sunshine and beautifully clear air. Great for photos. I'll enter more details once I have a little more time. I just wanted to get these photos up on the ...
... bike ride up to the town of Duingt. The route runs mostly along the lake, is very flat and well marked. After lunch at a sandwich shop (on great French bread) in Duingt, we rode back to Annecy. We got back to Annecy just in time to return the bikes and hop on a 1 hour boat tour on the lake.
Returning back at the hotel around 5, we enjoyed some wine and other goodies on ...
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