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Mar 8, 2005 - Lyon

Hey Everybody I had a blast in Lyon and met some great people. Joe was a great host and I can't thank him enough. Lyon was the just the relaxtion and fun that I needed. 3/3 Happy B-Day to me!!! - Today I caught a TGV train to Lyon around noon. It was a pretty quick ride, only about two hours. Joe came and met me at the train station and we booked it over to his apartment. It's a pretty nice place, real comfy and good location. We just hung out for awhile, drank some beers and shot the shit about home. After that we got cleaned up and...

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Scotts Eurotrip 2005

Mar 8, 2005 - Gryon via Montreux

After waking up in Geneva, French-Swiss speaking country we had a crossaint breakfast and headed to the Red Cross Museum only to find it closed. Finding the jet de eau (highest water jet in the world) also closed we high tailed it to Montreaux to see the Chateau (castle) de Chillon. The castle was a highlight and we spent a few hours walking around checking out it's history. Built between the 9th and 11th centuries the castle was occupied by men of the bronze age, followed by the Romans and then the Swiss. Finally we caught the train...

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Jan 5, 2005 - Skiing For Christmas 2004

A group of 8 of us Went to Les Deux Alpes for Christmas. It was Great, It was dumping with Snow when we Arrived and was fine for the rest of the time except for Christmas Day. They ended up closing the Mountain so Rich Had a Go on Skiis instead, which was a Laugh!!!

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Nov 18, 2004 - Evian, Lyon and Orange - France

Apologises for the bad typing? its a French keyboard, the A and Q and most other keys are in the wrong places. Some imaginative reading may be required. We left Lautertbrunnen and our lovely hostel on Sunday morning and travelled down to Montreux-Vevey on Lake Geneva. We actually thought the hostel was in Montreux but it was a stop before in Vevey. We had to get back on the next train and apologise to the French speaking ticket inspectors. I let Rach do the talking and they seemed to be happy to let us continue. The next day we continued...

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Oct 16, 2004 - lyon

so this weekend jacqueline and i wanted to make a day trip somewhere that is between her and i (she is in paris) so we randomly decided last minute to meet eachother in lyon. we visited a gothic church, walked through vieux lyon (old lyon), walked through old secret walkways that were first used to transport silk during the winter and then used during world war 2 by the resistance fighters, as well as a basilica the was at the top of a hill overlooking the city. to get to this basilica we had to climb up through a beautiful rosery...

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Aug 29, 2004 - Paris - Beaujolais - Day 7

We departed from paris this morning to head towards the wine region. We stopped at Fontaine bleau to look at the chateau. We then carried on and arrived where we where staying which is a chateau looking over the countryside. So peaceful and beautiful view. The chateua was built in the 1400s. Went to a local winery for wine tasting. Easy to drink the red wine :-) At this chateau they had a underground club called the cave. This was a bit of a big night with a drink known as Eudevie which is made out of the stalks from grapes and is 55% ....

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Laurel's 2004 OE

Jul 20, 2004 - Grenoble - Alp d'huez

Left Bern this morning and got to Grenoble. On the train there met up with some people who were also going to view the Tour de France and got some good information that we were on the right track. Arrived on the 20 with the Alp d'Huez stage the next day. After talking to some people who said we had better get up the mountain today or we probably wouldn't make it. This is the biggest turn out ever for this stage and roads were being closed early than in previous years. Found the bus station and got a 2:00 bus up to the top of the mountain....

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May 22, 2004 - Annecy & the Alps

Saturday 22 May 2004. Very sadly we are coming to the end of our time in Annecy in the French Alps. Annecy is an absolutely gorgeous town on the large Lac d'Annecy, surrounded by the towering Alps. Annecy is called "little Venice" as there are a couple of canals flowing through town. This is one of the most gorgeous places we have ever visited and we highly recommend it to all. The old town is filled with narrow winding cobble-stoned streets and every turn you make brings you to yet another amazing site. The buildings are colourful and at...

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Apr 4, 2004 - Paris/Lyon

Up early for a full day on the bus. Stopped briefly at a Contiki owned chateau in the Beaujolais wine region. The wine tasting wasn't too exciting for me so I relaxed and took some pictures while everyone else did their thing. Spent the rest of the afternoon on the bus on our way to Lyon, where we arrived in the early evening. Had a bit of time before we headed off to the old section of town to find dinner. Not sure about the rest of the city but what we saw was really quite lovely (sorry, didn't take my camera to dinner so am waiting on...

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Colin's World Tour

Mar 30, 2004 - Lyon, France, Martin's Birthday

By the time we reached Lyon, we had decided that having a car in France was not going to work - the road tolls had proved to be insurmountable barriers to these ghetto travelers. After just a week, we gave Europcar back their lovely little Pugeot 206. It was nice, but such convenience comes at too high a cost. It was Lyon that we had chosen to use as something of a base of operations in southeast France. We found lodging in (believe it or not) a three star hotel in an apartment-like room complete with kitchenette. The strange thing was -...

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World Trip 03/04

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