Hotel de la Cigogne
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... next adventure, a cog railway up to a glacier. One that used to be so big it was known as the La Mer de Glacé (Sea of ice). Unfortunately those days were long gone. There were markers along the walk down to the glacier that showed its size in years gone by. It has really shrunk in the last decade, which was quite saddening. The route to the glacier involved the cog railway, then a cable car, then 200 steps. Inside the ...
... their heads underwater and fish that you can easily see through the clear water. But how is the water so clear? I know the Rhone isn't the only source of the lake, but where did the gunk go? On returning from CERN our theories of our less than appealing aromas had been confirmed. The hotel cleaners had come through and to quell the strong scent of of our room, had gone overboard with the bleach through the bathroom. When we opened ...
... en France. With very, very few notable exceptions, the French people have been simply merveilleux. They have wished me well - bon courage; bon chemin; bonne route, etc - countless times. They've offered to fill my water bottle. They've offered me lifts (!!!). They've taken an interest in what I'm doing. My highest accolades are reserved for the pilgrim host families. They take people into their homes and you quickly feel you are important to them. The pride and affection they ...
... to our lives! We arrived in Geneva just after the tourist information centre closed, but were saved by some mobile 'travel angels' - tourist information people dressed in orange at the train station. They gave us a map with a list of hotels and prices, but we still spent some time hunting down something not too expensive! Relieved to have finally completed the Rhone route, and to have a couple of rest days, we relaxed with some cheap, greasy pizza... ...
... This time I didn't even try to read my book so I just stated out the window the entire time at the amazing sights passing by. We are only here for a short time so best to soak it all in. Both on and once off the train you see the amazing landscapes created here with the mountains. All I do is keep taking pictures. Looking for dinner I soon realized everything here is expensive. Most meals are between 20-40 francs so we picked the highest rated restaurant on ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Pets allowed