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Not a chance. It was flogging hot! I arrived in the station as a sweating mess, got sunburnt the next day and complained because the train out of town had no air conditioning! It better get cold somewhere!
Sarah met us at the station (which she had correctly described as a construction site with mostly boarded up facades ) and it was great to see her again. It was almost ten years ago that we had been on an intrepid trip to Jordan. I was very excited to see her again.
She had found us some accomodation
Ashley had arranged a tour at CERN - the most amazing research into particle physics and the very fabric of the universe using particle accelerators. We had a lovely nerdy time. It was great fun, but almost possible to express unless you have that interest. I'll try.
Ever wanted to know what the universe really is? Why do we or the stars even exist? Statistically the whole thing is improbable. There shouldn't be stars or galaxies, and without stars then there is no matter for people to exist. The universe is very old and we live in such a tiny instant in time and after this it will not be possible for life to exist? We look to the stars but are only seeing 4% of what the universe is made of. Why? Why do objects interact? Why do we have mass? Why can't I walk through walls? The answers to all of these questions depend on the research at CERN. This is pure fundamental science and it is the most exciting thing and the most exciting time (since perhaps the renaissance.)
Geneva had put on a three day music festival for us so that night we headed out with Sarah to see some stuff. We were of course drawn to the stage next to the world's longest bench. Yes, Geneva has the world's longest bench! Of course you can't get a shot without people sitting on it so it's more like the worlds biggest group of people having lunch, but, hey....I tried.
The festival was good.