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Discovering Geneva

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A quick train ride away from Luassane is Geneva. A friend from high school is living here so we met for lunch. After lunch I set off to discover the back streets of Geneva. I loved this quaint street with bikes parked outside of each door. Although it wasn’t the door or the bike that caught my attention, its the green shutters.

Laussane – The San Francisco of Switzerland

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I am known to be a bit of a planner. But when it came to this past weekend on Friday I had not picked a destination for the weekend adventure. On a whim and by recommendation of Rick Steves before I left I was told Laussane was beautiful and the San Fran of Switzerland. I found a reasonable hotel and found it only to be about 3 hrs by train in the French side of Switzerland. Within a few minutes of being on the train, life switched from German to French and I felt much more at ease. I started thinking of all the French food I had missed including the delicious croissant I would have for breakfast.

I was up before the sun and ready to explore the city. I will explain in further posts this week more about the city. I started to explore with my camera and I stumbled upon the snow topped mountains. There I fell in love with the beauty of Laussane!!

The start of the old city right off the train stop

Snow Topped Swiss Mountains amongst the French Rooftops

Swiss Post office

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I decided to spend a few weeks in Switzerland this January but I wanted to continue to run my etsy business. I packed a suitcase with packing materials and photographs with hopes I would sell some photos while being away. Well 3 days in and I have two orders. Which meant operation post office was in effect. I took the bus in to the train station where there was a post office. I purchased some adorable chocolate lindt bears and added them to my package and off I went. The post office is similar to that in the United States but you take a number like at a deli counter and wait to be called. It was pretty quick and easy. The woman was a little thrown off by the envelope and the big raised bump but after I told her it was chocolate she smiled. Mission complete! Lets hope the trend continues!

On the streets of Switzerland

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Walk through the streets of Basal Switzerland in this photograph. Climb the stairs to the center of town of this quaint Swiss town.

Sweet Shop in Switzerland

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You can find these adorable sweet pastry shops lining the small streets of Basal Switzerland.

An afternoon stroll through Switzerland

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Just 3 hours by train from Paris is Switzerland. I have friends that just recently moved close to Zurich so we met for an afternoon during my trip to Paris. It feels like Europe but so different from Paris and France all together. There were a few language barriers and I was surprised it costs to use the bathroom everywhere. Joy and Christof took my Dad and me for a wonderful walk through the Old City. I am still dreaming about the pretzels and chocolate. I can’t wait to go back and visit again!!

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