Arrival in Geneva and on to Les Houches

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Park

I got in to Geneva a little early, and was hoping to make the 8am bus to Les Houches to start hiking, but go figure, United lost my bag. To be fair, I wouldn't have made it anyway, but still. Supposedly my backpack was on a flight to Frankfurt. That isn't even the right country! I was told that it should be there by 3, but sometimes it doesn't get there until 5. Well, thats great... The last bus leaves at 4, so I might have to stay in Geneva. Anyway, I decide to go explore the city while I am stuck here and take the free train ticket that the airport offers (score!). My first impressions of Geneva is big money. Everything looks expensive and is for that matter. I walk around for a few hours and hit up the Jet d'Eau, the Armory, St.

Armory
Pierre's Cathedral, the lake shore, and the Hotel d'Ville. I ate lunch and had a really nice onion soup then headed back to the airport. Thankfully my bag arrived on the first flight, and I was able to take the bus down to Les Houches. For some reason I didn't take any pictures or buy any postcards here, because I was thinking I would be back in ten days. That's what I get for thinking that!

Les Houches was a great little town. It is the jumping off poing for many that start the counter-clockwise trek of the TMB. I stayed at the Gite Michel Fagot which was a nice introduction to Gites. There was a nice supermarket right across the street that I stocked up on food at before I ate and went to bed somewhat early. Not before embibbing in some local beer.

ejames01 says:
I like the way you handled everything. You made the most of it and had some fun!!
Posted on: Nov 21, 2009
alicegourmet says:
Glad to hear that you have time to explore the city and have your bag back!
Posted on: Nov 20, 2009
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Park
Park
Armory
Armory
Choir seats
Choir seats
again
again
the church
the church
again
again
sanctuary
sanctuary
St. Pierre Cathedral
St. Pierre Cathedral
greek orthodox church
greek orthodox church
history museum
history museum
again
again
modern art!
modern art!
Jet dEau
Jet d'Eau
Lac Leman
Lac Leman
wood carving
wood carving
Geneva
photo by: DADKA