Ah, yes, what pretty pictures. But Lucerne was like a vain woman – shallow, boring, self-important, and expensive. And if you look again it’s not really that pretty. It gets worse [Read more...]
Lauterbrunnen is situated in the Berner Oberland, an area in Central Switzerland containing some of the country’s highest peaks. Lauterbrunnen itself is in a valley full of cascading waterfalls. It is a gorgeous location with some great hikes in the immediate vicinity. [Read more...]
Above: view of Jet D’eau from Cathedral St-Pierre.
Geneva is not a tourist town and doesn’t really have to many highlights as such. It is a pleasant city though, situated on Lake Geneva (also called Lac Leman) with mountains all around. More than that, Geneva is vibrant; lots of different nationalities, a reflection of all the international organizations headquartered here. There’s lots of money and everything is expensive. I usually buy a fridge magnet everywhere I go but I blanched when I saw that a simple magnet here cost more than $10.
We took a walk, seeing the famous “Jet D’eau” and and visiting Cathedral St-Pierre for impressive views of the city. These are the tourist highlights of Geneva. It’s not a place to spend much time as a traveler, especially with the prohibitive pricing. We had other reasons though for being in Geneva. [Read more...]