Hotel Omar Kahyam
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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 ...
... inside were all booked out, but we think we saw some hadrons... We were interested to find out that the 27km circumference underground tunnel doesn't go under the mountains at all - just under the countryside near Geneva. Apparently it's 100m below the ground! We found ourselves standing above the Atlas detector. We enjoyed reading and hearing about how they use the accelerator to re-create the high-energy environment shortly after the ...
... 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 ...
... of high rise buildings. All seem to have been built to tie in with the old town buildings within the city.
Tomorrow we leave for St Michel de Maurienne in the heart of French Alps cycling.
My last ride in Annecy tomorrow morning is a challenge with four Cols in total before meeting up with Mich in Thones.
Hope the weather improves.
After lunch we walked farther up into the old city so I could shoot some video and take photos for future use.
Then we walked back down to the lake and took the electric tourist train along the left bank to see the shore and the famous jet d’eau, the giant fountain which is the iconic symbol of Geneva. Set where the Rhone River flows out of Lake Geneva, a submerged pumping system shoots 500 litres (132 gallons) of water per ...
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