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On Friday we went to Nyon, a beautiful town near Lake Geneva. There we took the boat to visit Yvoire, a medieval town in France. So I even visited a country I didn't plan on visiting. Luckily I didn't have to go trough customs like on the airport. ;-)
Not much else to write about for this day. We took it easy. (If you can call sitting in a car for over 3 hours 'easy'. ;-) )
... day had lots of yachts and small boats out enjoying it.
Arrived in Lausanne about 4pm and found our way to the hotel. Walked maybe 4 blocks to discover it was actually about 300 metres from the train station! Not too much effort though and probably good exercise considering we'd been sitting on the train most of the day. Checked in at a typical Swiss hotel, cow skin rugs, reindeer heads, red crosses, lots of very smooth simple beech furniture - a ...
... I bought a ticket to the Olympic museum from them because they gave me a 5 CHF discount. After the short walk down to the water, I found the museum quite easily. Apparently it just finished being renovated for the last 2 years, and it was definitely worth it because it's gorgeous! And being right on Lake Geneva is unreal. The museum has 3 levels and you get to learn about the history dating back to the ancient Greeks and Charles de Coubertin, the founder of the modern ...
... or anything... So the next day I toured Geneva, Geneva is stunning. The lake and views of the alps make for a seriously picturesque city, and the company was pretty damn good. We went for a walk up to the top of the cathedral and took in the sights. It was brilliant. From there we ventured into Montreaux, which is a little town on the edge of the lake, and one of the singularly most amazing places I've been. The town is famous as a writing hub for Freddie Mercury and I ...
We woke up early because we had a building site next door which was being steam rolled to build a BMX track on we found out. That would be fine if they didn't start at 7am, what with that and the train track which circles the lake at close proximity. We were destined to wake up early today. I took the kids for a bike ride whilst Toni went for a walk into town to look for postcards and provisions for a picnic.
We cycled a good way down ...
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