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Travel Blogs from Chateau-d'oex
... is full of grand old buildings and seems really well kept.
Water fountains and flowers are everywhere but what made it so strange is that
there was not a single sign of human life to be seen. A few little cats and
chickens ran the streets. There appeared to be next to no shops or work places
etc. However I got the impression that everyone in this town worked in the
farming industry and liked animals such as horses and chickens etc.
I walked along the narrow ...
... appetite for a bit of cheese after all that.
The cheese tasting featured a young L'etivas, a fully mature L'etivas and two other cheeses. The third was Ribbebe, a 4 year old L'etivas that was very much like Parmagianno, hard, salty, strong tasting. The last was a local fresh cheese, similar to Brie or Camembert and was meant to cleanse the palate at the end. We ate them ...
... first part of our tour took us to the castle's underground rooms which resembled the great Gothic cathedrals of the 13th Century. Each hall and room unveiled a different part of the castle’s history. The lake side of the castle was a princely residence dedicated to all the luxuries of the court. On the other hand, the mountain side was a veritable fortress, with its watchtowers, sentry walk, double ramparts, moat and turrets - everything was in place ...
... room where the chocolate making procedure is outlined on one wall whilst on the other side, a machine is making little samples (from start to finish including packaging). Very interesting to watch the machines go about their work, they're so precise (which I imagine is the point of machines). One sample is never enough, so into the next room, which is just about every kids' dream room (Rhi and I quite enjoyed it as well)! It was of course, the chocolate sampling ...
... ball), two people came up to ask to play. One was a homeless guy that kept saying "passa le ball" until we finally passed it to him and the other was a pedestrian walking around on the street that stole the ball off Jorge's feet and dribbled a couple steps and ppassed it back and walked on. Lesson learned was that football is the key to unlocking many European's dislike towards tourists. The three main races that dominated Milan was Italians, ...
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