Hotel Restaurant La Boule de Neige
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... their fine little town.
Tonight I am staying in an eight-bed dormitory on a camping site. There are two other residents, who I have yet to meet. It's probably the cheapest digs on offer at 23 Swiss Francs (approx 20 Euros) per night. I've done better than I expected for accommodation costs in Switzerland so far, thanks to staying initially in a shared room in a private home and then youth hostelling in Lausanne and ...
... 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 ...
... a Dutch guy called Pete who had already completed his pilgrimage to Rome and was making his way back home by a mixture of hiking and public transport. He decided to do it this way largely to make a more gradual reintegration to normal life after 65days on the road. He walked to Santiago de Compostela four years ago and found it difficult to pick up the reins in his work after flying straight back to Amsterdam. I am sure readers of the blog who have made the trip to Santiago will ...
... 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 ...
After breakfast we went for a wander around Annecy. A spectacular location and well worth spending more time in, but we had an appointment in Samoens. The shortest
Route to Samoens from Annecy is via the Col du Columbiere, which justnhappens tonbe another famous climb on the Tour de France. Very convenient for us. A beautiful drive through ...
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