Travel Blogs from Les Carroz
... of sightseeing earlier and liked what I saw. I've heard the place mentioned on TV skiing reports many times, but thankfully there was no sign of the snow reputedly making a brief summer appearance on the higher ground near here.
Well, the two day climb to the Grand St Bernard pass begins in the morning. I've decided to take the least scary of three options and my courage has been strengthened by messages of support and ...
... next adventure, a cog railway up to a glacier. One that used to be so big it was known as the La Mer de Glacé (Sea of ice). Unfortunately those days were long gone. There were markers along the walk down to the glacier that showed its size in years gone by. It has really shrunk in the last decade, which was quite saddening. The route to the glacier involved the cog railway, then a cable car, then 200 steps. Inside the ...
... 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 ...
We just finished the tour du Mont Blanc - 180km, 3 countries, 9 days! Also some sore feet by the end...
actually it was probably some of the nicest hiking we have ever done - stayed in some lovely hotels and mountain refuges, ate amazing food each day, good wine each night!
Think Andy was a bit de estates to be in Chamonix in summer rather than winter, but ...
... MIGROS store (kind of like Coles) where we stocked up for tea - prces are FRIGHTFUL in Geneva and so a tea of bread rolls, yoghurt and fruit in the park is the best deal really. It was a sunny pleasent evening (although it felt more like afternoon) and after we had eaten we took the little ferry across the lake for a look and a walk in the park - just because we could really! We then came back and walked along the lake to the hostel once ...
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