Chalet Hotel les Sorbiers
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We ended up getting to the hotel at about 8 PM, so didn't have time to go back into town for dinner and to see the city. It was a bit of a bugger considering we won't have time tomorrow as we are at CERN all day. Instead, we went next door to a nice Italian place. I had an awesome risotto, and many of the others got other fantastic looking pasta dishes and pizzas.
... Mike was coming from another business venture. He arrived first, I got there an hour later and Tamar was an hour after me. We stayed at a short-term apartment rental which was very well located to Mike's conference and the downtown area. Sunday was spent checking in, walking around, getting our bearings, finding groceries, and wine of course.
My big surprise for Geneva is that they totally speak French there. Not just the guys at the U.N., no, ...
After a 9.5 hour flight to Frankfurt, a long bus ride at the airport to the next plane, and a short 50 minute flight, we are in Geneva. Figured out how to take a bus to the hotel, overpaid, arrived and finally got our room. Slight problem with our reservation - they had us down for 2 people only. Kids will have to sleep outside in the rain ;-) --- Went downtown and joined a festival... Walked around, ate drank, got wet, and enjoyed the fireworks... Everyone is beat... Off to ...
... and didn't love that we only ordered 2 courses for lunch, but whatever. The cappuccino of asparagus with crème fraiche was SOUP and it was delicious. I had duck breast with what I can only describe as flat tater tots, so I was more
than happy. Mark ordered the filet mignon of a mystery meat, which turned out to be pork tenderloin.
After lunch, we waded through the wet streets and alleyways of Annecy. There’s not much ...
... adventure. There is a definite difference and both produce memorable results.
As we sit here like nerds of the evening, we drink more vino and the creative juices are flowing more than ever. We are on a roll and like tag team, with one thought after another captured throughout the day. Forgot to mention tonight we returned to a park where huge chess and checker pieces are found for the average strollers enjoyment. And just as a side note I kicked my travel partners ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed