Moevenpick Hotel Lausanne
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... were ice caves. We thought we were going to naturally occurring ones, but no, they are actually drilled out each season. Artists sculpt the ice into tables, chairs, polar bears, stuff like that. We lost two people on the tour which the guide was quite upset about. He had mentioned it was a 200 euro taxi fare back from Chamonix to Geneva! But there were initially four people who were initially missing from our leaving point. As we ...
... of it over a high fence. It is just one more thing I'll have to research on the internet after I finish my trip. Lastly, I also saw lots of Nestle buildings between Lausanne and Montreux, which suggests their HQ might be here.
Tomorrow's accommodation will be at an Abbey in the town of St Maurice, on the way to Martigny. I doubt I will have Wi-Fi access for a couple of days, so please don't assume that radio silence means anything sinister has happened to me on the slopes.
... 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 ...
... and we seized this opportunity to get the tent packed up, and soon enough we were on our way. Our legs warmed up quickly, as we rode uphill immediately to leave the campsite. Up, up and up into the vineyards on the hill high above the campsite. After a fair bit of climbing, we reached the spot we were at yesterday, where I thought the climbing would end. It didn't. Up, up, and up. Then super steep down. Then super steep up, possibly the steepest ups ...
... with just a bit of mist around them. There was grey stone everywhere and things were just so green and lush and it was so hot! We were walking along on the footpath and I saw a flash of movement a few metres ahead of me. Instantly, I had a suspicion that it was a skink. It was large, probably about the size of a squirrel. Now, if you know a bit about me, you will most likely know that I am petrified of lizards. I tried to calm myself down, which was hard to do, ...
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