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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 ...
... their heads underwater and fish that you can easily see through the clear water. But how is the water so clear? I know the Rhone isn't the only source of the lake, but where did the gunk go? On returning from CERN our theories of our less than appealing aromas had been confirmed. The hotel cleaners had come through and to quell the strong scent of of our room, had gone overboard with the bleach through the bathroom. When we opened ...
... sites, but it was more often the case that walking was the primary consideration of the day. There are a couple of notable exceptions, however. First, to walk down the same aisles that St Joan of Arc did in R(h)eims Cathedral at the coronation of Charles the Nth many centuries ago felt very special to me - not least because of the family name associations - and who could fail to feel a connection with history after they had just visited the local parish church - in Brienne ...
Distance: 92km Cumulative distance: 2941km Best Convenience: the Travel Angels, mobile tourist information people Riding conditions: crazy ups and downs, a few busy roads Weather: patchy rain, cloudy top of 15 degrees We awoke this morning to the sound of rain pelting down on our tent. The rain was very heavy and unrelenting for the next two hours... Do we really want to ride today... ? There's a train line right next door... Ferries across the lake... ...
... yes you have to pay to tour the UN) the agent with whom we spoke French apologized that the only tour left would be in English. We told her politely that we’d get along somehow. We went on the 4:00 pm tour, guided by a young Chinese woman employee, who spoke very good English. The United Nations Office of Geneva (UNOG) is the second busiest UN center after New York. It houses numerous conference halls, in one of which we observed a disarmament ...
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