Mandarin Oriental, Geneva
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This morning was an early start (6 AM) to catch the TGV train to Geneva. We had to take the metro to Paris Lyon, where we bought lunch for on the train, and then caught it to Switzerland. It was a bit slower than the Eurostar and took around 4:30. Otherwise it all went smoothly though. Once in Geneva, we caught the tram to CERN, the end of the line, and were slowly transferred ...
... waiters, market venders, signage, everyone. All three of us took French in high school, many, many long years ago. Between us, we were able to figure out most of what we needed to get around and read the menus. The French makes sense if you look at Geneva's location on a map, it's in a corner of Switzerland that's nearly surrounded by France.
Tamar and I had no concrete plans for our days. Geneva didn't have any museums we were seriously ...
... the nerves, but as it turned out, pretty effective - we got there in the end. Lost or not: the route was spectacular. Beautiful (thin) winding mountain roads with Jo gasping for air as she looked out over the drop just centimetres from her car window. Water falls, rustic tunnels hacked out of the rock, the occasional lycra clad cyclist slogging their way up. As we got towards the top and the country opened up a bit to alpine meadows, ...
After a 9.5 hour flight to Frankfurt, a long bus ride at the airport to the next plane, and a short 50 minute flight, we are in Geneva. Figured out how to take a bus to the hotel, overpaid, arrived and finally got our room. Slight problem with our reservation - they had us down for 2 people only. Kids will have to sleep outside in the rain ;-) --- Went downtown and joined a festival... Walked around, ate drank, got wet, and enjoyed the fireworks... Everyone is beat... Off to ...
... 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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