Hotel du Pillon - Relais du Silence
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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We spent only 5 days in Switzerland (it ain't cheap!), and I loved it there. The country itself had overall a genuinely warm, kind vibe.
We stayed in the French-speaking region of the country, in a city called Lausanne, which is on the opposite side of the Lake from Geneva, and has apparently been called "the San Francisco of Switzerland."
The lake is called Lac Leman in Switzerland, ...
... The mixture of curds and liquid is pumped into the molds where the wheels of cheese take shape, and the liquid is pressed out. When the cheese maker asked if anyone would like to taste the liquid, I said "No whey!".
After the liquid is largely squeezed out, the wheels begin curing in brine, and then are sent to a cellar where they age for up to 10 months, during which time a robot rotates and turns the wheels over so that they ...
We started the day with a 30 minute walk from Ouchy to Pully where Barbara and Claude live - a walking track along the shores of lake Geneva, passing the Olympic Museum and lots of beautiful gardens. A quick coffee then off we drove through the wine region of the Puidoux, a world heritage listed region famous for vineyards on the side of the mountains for as far as you can see. The small old villages make wine the old way (stipulated by law) and you can smell the fermentation as you ...
... br> At the very end, we entered a room with all the chocolate for sampling. There were 7 different bars and filled types for tasting – as much as you could eat! We sampled almost all of them and came out of there feeling very stuffed. Anoop decided that was a poor tactic on their part since it meant he wasn't as inclined to buy huge amounts of chocolate afterwards. Nevertheless, we seemed to manage just fine and came out with a wide selection of chocolate to enjoy ...
... back for lunch and took Elliot out for a Sat afternoon walk, buy microwave and hang out by the lake effort. Gorgeous sunset indeed! Then went to dinner with Kuno and Carmen (Belindas parents) and Oliver (Bro) at their place above Pully (near Lausanne). Good catch up and chats!
Sunday I went for a walk with E in the morning - foggy morning but again, ...