Travel Note – 12 August 2012 (Switzerland)

Today we went to Switzerland for a day. I saw the cheese making process for the first time in my life.

– When we drove to Geneva, we were stopped at the border because the rental car didn’t have a sticker permit to go to Switzerland. We had to pay €40 for the sticker. There was “12” written on it so we thought it should be for the whole year.

– There were not many people in Geneva on Sunday morning when we came. But there was really traffic when we tried to go out because there were lake festival there.

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– We stopped for breakfast at the Pain Paillasse bread shop in the city centre.

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We found food is more expensive in Geneva than in France. This chocolate drinks costs CHF 6.5

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The dogs are allowed to get in some restaurants and shops in France & Switzerland.

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Some photos of Geneva

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This fountain reminds me of the fountain at the lake Burley-Griffin in Canberra.

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I saw most shops are closed and they had bars in front of the glass windows.

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I took photo of the cost of this helmet for my brother. For comparison, he can buys two motorcycles in Indonesia for the same price of a helmet in Geneva.

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At parking places there were signs like this. I supposed it’s like chip or something.

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We went to the Gruyere castle. Lovely scenery!

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Then we went to the Gruyere mansion to see the cheese making process

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We had to pay CHF 7 per person to get in and we got a free sample of cheese

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I saw the way they made cheese there

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Then we went to the shop for some cheese & bread to take for another picnic on the mountain.

These are some of the things they sell in the shops

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The cafe in the Gruyere mansion has interesting interior

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We had a picnic in the mountain until we got chased by the cows! It was indeed a very interesting experience!

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These were the guys that chased us🙂

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We had to find another scenic place & this one turned out not bad at all.

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On the way back, we saw that they sell Cannabis tea in the vending machine🙂

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We had some Swiss money left and the CHF coins was made in 1968. We kept that as a souvenir and spend the rest on food & magazine.

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Some towns that we passed along the way:

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I posted a postcard for my nieces from Switzerland.

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We made one more stop before going back to Annecy. We sat on the bench over looking lake Geneva, had some drinks and talked & laughs. I don’t think the photo do any justice on how beautiful the place is.

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