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Travel Blogs from Vevey
I arrived in Martigny mid-afternoon after a fairly straightforward 4.5 hour stroll from Saint-Marice, where I spent a lovely evening with the Augustian community at their abbey in the town. Its claim to fame is that it is the oldest continuously functioning abbey in the western world, having been founded in 515AD. The basilica has had to be rebuilt a few times owing to rockfalls from the mountain behind it, but I was reassured that it ...
... to mark my arrival. "Pas de problem", I said to myself, as I had a good distance to cover to get to the town of Orbe for my first night en Suisse.
The walk was easier than I thought. It was mostly downhill, which was fine but for the need to negotiate a tricky descent through a deep, winding gorge. Once that was behind me, the only thing to contend with was heavy rain for the last hour of the slog into town.
The tourist office found me somewhere to stay. I shared a ...
... the day. Second, I am no gastronome and so I have rarely elected to go for the restaurant option at meal times. I'm afraid to say that the one time I did resulted in me having the worst food experience I can ever recall.
I suppose it was my own fault. I could have played safe with the steak and frites but, no, I had to be adventurous and choose something completely unknown to me. The dish was called 'Andouillette grilee ou sauce moutarde (et frites)' and I have to ...
... 100% cold, nothing in between. Not what you want after cycling through the rain in the cold all day. If you want to dispose of stuff you need to purchase a garbage bag for another 1 franc, otherwise you have to take everything away with you. On the bright side, there was a restaurant at the campsite! After 9 years with Jimbo (yes, 9 years!) I thought I'd seen it all. But today I saw something I had never seen before... Jimbo scoffed a salad! Jimbo... a salad! If you know ...
The weather looked a bit dodgy but we headed out and caught the train back to Vevey, followed by a boat journey on Lake Geneva to Chillon Castle. Chillon Castle is a pretty big tourist attraction in Switzerland, or so we were informed. It's a very interesting castle dating from around 1000AD, and we did the audio tour. While ...
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