Saturday, August 6, 2011

Lausanne, Switzerland

Today we went to Lausanne, Switzerland. Annecy is only about 1 1/2 hours from Lausanne. We went there to see Max's apartment and where he goes to school. Of course, that's not all we did! We ate too! We also took the subway (there is no Subway restaurant in Lausanne--I know because I asked) to an area called Ouchy. It is on Lake Lemán (Geneva). The weather was a bit cloudy and muggy. Then it got to be pretty nice. We had a nice stroll along the lake. The flowers were beautiful and there were not too many people.

After our walk, we went back to the subway. We walked back to the car and drove to EPFL, Max's school (okay, college--Ecolé Polytechnique Fédérale du Lausanne). The Rolex Learning Center (a student union building of sorts with the library) was the only building open. It's a very cool building (I'll post photos). It would be fun to ride a bike in this building. Too bad they frown upon that!

We took the scenic route home (the route I would take if I were riding Stella). We went through a few small villages, one with a somewhat peculiar name--Gland. We had some fun with that one!

Tonight is Feté du Lac in Annecy. There are fireworks, but we saw them last time I was here.

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