Bon jour, Lausanne

Located on the shores of Lake Geneva in western Switzerland, Lausanne is a medium-sized city and a good base for exploring the area.  Lake cruises leave from the docks at the city waterfront, and make for a relaxing way to sightsee along the lakeshore, including the terraced vineyards of the Lavaux region (a World Heritage … More Bon jour, Lausanne

Here comes the sun!

We have been patient and the clouds have finally dispersed here in the Berner Oberland region of the Swiss alps.  The Schilthorn is a high altitude observation building made famous in the 1969 James Bond movie “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”.  The views from here are fabulous, since you are often above the clouds.  And … More Here comes the sun!

Rain, rain, go away!

We have arrived in the Berner Oberland, but the weather is not cooperating for mountain activities.  So, we made the best of the situation.  First, we took the train to Bern to explore the capital city of Switzerland.   Bern feels smaller than its population of approximately 350,000 in the metro area.  The old town … More Rain, rain, go away!