Cite Universitaire de Geneve

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Day 54: Chamomix and Mont Blanc

A travel blog entry by jimboandsusan

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... hardcore adventure. This is where people with skis, ropes, ice axes and crampons go. They go to summit Mont Blanc, or to ski down the mountain, or to go climb stuff. Pretty impressive considering it's a white out and -5 degrees Celsius. They were also doing some work on the platforms here. There was a small excavator working on the side of a massive slope in these conditions. It was pretty nuts! We then returned down the mountain ...

Day 53: Geneva

A travel blog entry by jimboandsusan

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So we shall start with a vital question from the CERN passport, we need some help in getting the answer right. Which of these particles circulate in the LHC? a) simpletons b) protons c) croutons Hmmm... Being nerds in Geneva, yes we went to CERN. In case there are any non-nerds out there, the LHC is the Large Hadron Collider - an underground particle accelerator! We got a booklet of questions and visited the displays. Unfortunately, ...

Memories of France #3

A travel blog entry by jamesonthevf201

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... a striking number were dedicated to St Peter, first Vicar of Rome. A case of selective remembering, perhaps.

The cathedrals were all open, with the exception of the one at Chalons-en-Champagne (day 20). They varied in size and architectural style but they all tended to have wonderful stained-glass windows.

I have to confess that a lot of the history of France was lost on me. This was partly because I couldn't translate the explanatory notes made available ...

Day 52: Vevey to Geneva

A travel blog entry by jimboandsusan

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... and we seized this opportunity to get the tent packed up, and soon enough we were on our way. Our legs warmed up quickly, as we rode uphill immediately to leave the campsite. Up, up and up into the vineyards on the hill high above the campsite. After a fair bit of climbing, we reached the spot we were at yesterday, where I thought the climbing would end. It didn't. Up, up, and up. Then super steep down. Then super steep up, possibly the steepest ups ...

Lake Geneva and a day of Swiss culture

A travel blog entry by glenn-sampson

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... for a Capaccino in the main street complete with its trams combined with the overcast setting gave it a Melbourne like feel.

The Le Jet d'Eau dominates the lake with its water spout surging at 550 litres per second to a height of 140mtrs.

The other thing that stands out is the abundance of huge flags adorning the cities bridges and buildings of note and ...

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