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swiss miss part 2: jungfraujoch

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europe / on the road / switzerland

Previous post on Montreux here. We made Wengen our “base” for our Swiss Alps trip. Hubby said Lauterbrunnen, an earlier stop on the Wengernalp rail, was also a popular base as it was a little closer for traveling to nearby peaks compared to Wengen. Why didn’t we stay there? I asked. He said some people found Lauterbrunnen claustrophobic since it was in a valley. The view from Wengen of the mountains was also supposed to be better. […]

swiss miss part 1: montreux

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europe / on the road / switzerland

Previous post on Nice/Bormes les Mimosas here. Our hotel in Montreux, Hotel Eden Palace Au Lac, was straight out of a Wes Anderson set (I felt), with its mango ice cream-colored carpets, the rooms equipped with inner and outer doors, and the thick wooden side table which looked like it used to house a retro radio with knobs and dials (since removed, leaving the table with unexplained holes). My suspicions were confirmed when I leafed […]

but first, a wedding

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europe / france / on the road

We were on the train en route to Toulon, headed to M’s wedding. To my right the sea whizzed past. I saw a few divers bobbing on the surface and wondered if there were reefs in the dazzling blue below. I was armed with books. Before we left Hubby warned me about the number of train rides we’ll take on this trip (just us, I was apprehensive to bring baby this far and this high). […]

athens, again

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europe / greece / on the road

Visiting Greece had always been in my travel bucket list — the culture! the history! the chance to actually touch the white marble of the Parthenon! It was a bonus to have my two sisters with me when I went to Athens in September 2012. It was the year of Grexit. I recall expecting protests in front of the Parliament, which was very near our hotel, the Electra Palace in Plaka district, and being a little worried. Whenever possible […]