Chalet hotel La Marmotte
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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 ...
... the mountain. From there we took a second cable car that took us up to the Aguille du Midi, at 3842m. The view from the cable car was not inspiring, it was pretty much a complete white out. But this is the longest single span cable car in the world. It's incredibly steep too, you arrive at the cable car station almost vertically. On exiting the cable car we were in the middle of a snow storm. Standing on the highest bridge in Europe ...
Well, would you believe it, I'm here in Montreux in the middle of the annual jazz festival. The place is full of stages, chill areas and stalls selling all sorts of merchandise. I'm on the outskirts of town and I'm still debating to make the 40 minute round trip to take in some of the free acts. I think I'll 'Take 5' and then decide.
It's the end of day 4 in Switzerland. I slipped across the border without fanfare at 09.25 on Monday morning. No choir of yodellers; not even a ...
... the room had a completely new aroma, that of strong cleaning products. That evening, inspired by the cleaners less than subtle hint that we smell bad, we found a nearby coin laundry. We were looking for a place for dinner and it just so happened to be near a Thai place. I'd been day dreaming of pad Thai for a while now, but we haven't come across any Thai places. But not only did we find one, but it was called "Pad Thai". Dinner was ...
... smiling all the time seem make me seem cheap? Instead of LYON/DIJON, should my sign read TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER or SHOWERS DAILY? I almost wish I could text my friend Dan Williams for advice.
But as soon as the doubts take hold, a wonderful woman named Annamarie pulls over and opens the door. She isn't going all the way to Lyon but she can take me just outside the city. I hop in!
She doesn't speak any English so she ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed