Le Chateau d'Ouchy
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... you pay a tourist tax but that also entitles you to free public transport. We caught a trolley bus into the main part of town. On the way the bus got pulled over by the cops, that was a first. I think he got a warning because we were soon on our way. The town is really hilly and you need to take a train to go from one side to the other.
The next day we took a boat along the lake to ...
... Then the fun began. We couldn't find a taxi big enough to take us and the boxes, and by the time we found the bus terminal, the bus we needed had gone. John decided to put the bikes together, just outside the police station, so that we could lock them up and leave them there while we got a taxi to our hotel, and then we would walk back the 3 km and get the bikes, riding them back to the hotel. Taxi was great, cheap, and the best 10 euros we've spent. Our hotel for the next ...
... more and more French.
Even the ticket guy (gal). 1st one spoke in Swiss-German and 2nd one in French.
Got our bearings at the Lausanne train station and headed towards Avenue du Théâtre 7 where the meetup was going to be - make sure we could find it.
There are different elevations in Lausanne so a lot of sloping uphill and downhill, like San Francisco actually.
Checked in at Octo Technology, left gear then off to hunt ...
... hot tea (mixed with alcohol) where for some odd reason, the people drinking the tea were throwing the tea bags up towards the ceiling of the bar, where it stuck there like stucko. I few drips now and then fell onto our heads, but it was all good. Arrival back in my apartment at 4am, with two guests in tow to crash for a couple of hours before one takes the train home and the other grabs a flight. I never partied as much in ...
... too hot in the sun (at least 27 degrees) so I strolled off. After exploring the metro system, I decided I was craving fruit. Luckily for me there is a mini supermarket and pharmacy right below my hotel! So I grabbed peaches, apples, bananas and grapes back to my room. With my bad jetlag last night, I didn't need tea so just nibbled on grapes and drank lots of water. This morning I've had a peach and a glass of water and will very soon go looking for a ...