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... boats, the Jet d'Eau, and a beautiful mountain scape.
Lake Geneva has the clearest water I have ever seen in a lake. The lake itself is surrounded by the 2nd most populated city in Switzerland, so it is interesting that they have the ability to keep the water so clean and clear. Lake Geneva is also surrounded by very large snow covered mountains.
The coolest site in Geneva was the Jet d'Eau, which is basically a huge spout of water ...
... the castle was home to the Counts of Savoy, and it was greatly expanded in the 13th century by Pietro II. The Castle was never taken in a siege, but did change hands through treaties. It was made popular by Lord Byron, who wrote the poem The Prisoner Of Chillon (1816) about François de Bonivard, a Genevois monk and politician who was imprisoned there from 1530 to 1536; Byron also carved his name on a pillar of the dungeon. The castle is one of the settings in ...
Today we boarded our first train leaving toulouse at 07h18 or so. It was a long day of getting on and getting off. Once we arrived and sorted out our next few train tickets we decided to keep our packs and stop for Coffee the menu looked lacking and I hadn't found a machine to take out franks so I opted for a coffee and ate some almonds. Gen headed to Starbucks as it is ...
... Lausanne [managed to sneak through the fence, thanks to clever C], walked down to harbour to take photos by the lake [just as beautiful – never get tired of lake and snow-capped mountains!], tram up to old town where we follow the walking tour, ran for our train and made it, ate overpriced food by the river, got to the airport in good time.
In conclusion, Geneva itself is nice, but it’s probably only worth 1 or at most 2 ...
... at 3* but in Switzerland think that rates at least as a 4* in most of the world.
Dinner: small Heiniken 5 swiss francs (about $5.15CAD) and a small green mango salad with 3 shrimps 17 swiss frances.- about 17.50 cad.
Lausanne: first impression aren't terrific, downtown sort of tawdry - MacDonalds was packed.
Trying to get used to dinner starting at 7,30pm!!
.....off to prepare my itinerary for tomorrow