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Europe » Switzerland » South-West » Lausanne September 30th 2008

La última visita en Suiza fue a Lausanne. Salimos de la casa de los tíos temprano y pasamos a buscar a Jean por la Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. Jean es profesor y jefe de proyectos con los alumnos. La Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne es una de las escuelas de hotelería mas reconocidas de Europa. Como lo pasamos a buscar nos invitó a hacer un recorrido por ella. La primera gran sorpresa fue cuando lo vimos. Estaba vestido como un novio de una torta de casamiento :) Resulta que por protocolo todos los profesores, empleados y alumnos deben ir vestidos con ropa formal. Los hombres están todos con traje y las mujeres con tacos altos. Dentro de la escuela tienen 5 restaurantes e infinidad de salones. Realmente está buenísima. De allí nos fuimos a cam... read more
La Escuela de Hoteleria de Lausanne
Comprando flores
Con Jean

Europe » Switzerland » South-West » Lausanne August 25th 2008

For what I imagine is my final day trip this summer, my friend Cassie and I drove down to Lausanne, the International Olympic Headquarters. We spent the afternoon lying in the sun on Lake Geneva. We then went over to the Olympic Museum and I found yet another Nonviolence Revolver! Turns out that this is a replica (the originals at the UN, Malmo which I saw this summer, and Luxemborg which I plan on seeing on of these days) ... I think I am obsessed with this sculpture. The architect began sketching it after the death of John Lennon, which so affected him that he felt as if he needed to express his despair. Although the one in Lausanne is evidently one of 8 or so replicas, it was still pretty amazing to stumble upon another ... read more
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Europe » Switzerland » South-West » Lausanne July 27th 2008

I don't often drink so much that I am hung over the next day. Last night was apparently an exception. When I get like this I always think of the description of Peter Fallow's hangover in Bonfire of the Vanities: an egg yolk in his head exploded into millions of silvery minnows swimming towards his flesh The occasion was a barbecue at the lake for the students. I got there an hour late because I turned right instead of left when I reached the lake and walked halfway to Geneva before turning back. I was ready to give up when I heard rowdy drinking songs coming from a distant mob. When I arrived at the edge of the mob I saw the cause of the commotion. At the center one student held another student upside down ... read more
Goon Squad
Merlin
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Europe » Switzerland » South-West » Lausanne July 24th 2008

I don't really have the time to blog right now, but I know you'd all love to see some pictures, so here ya go!... read more
Just a few of us
Lausanne
Cathedral view

Europe » Switzerland » South-West » Lausanne July 18th 2008

Man has this week gone by so fast. Figure it's time I sat down and told ya about it! So our group left Phoenix last Friday (early morning) and got into Geneva early Saturday and eventually figured out the train system to get ourselves up the lake to Lausanne. There we met up with Raffael, the travel advisor for HEIG-VD (the school we're studying at), from there he told us it's a 5 minute walk to the metro that goes right to our dorms, not bad right? 1st, it's raining, but at least it wasn't cold... then we see our "5 minute walk" up a very nice long, somewhat-steep hill, with all our luggage. Around a half-hour later we get to the top and it's a fairly short walk downhill on a side street from there ... read more
Train ride

Europe » Switzerland » South-West » Lausanne April 17th 2008

Quelques escapades faites ces derniers mois…question d’aller voir un peu plus loin ce qui se passe en-dehors du canton de Vaud, de découvrir un peu, beaucoup, de m’échapper du quotidien, de m’amuser! Nancy, mi-février. Dix heures de train aller-retour pour un peu plus d’une journée de visite. J’allais rejoindre Marie-Pier, étudiante dans mon année en ergothérapie, qui faisait sa session en France. On se balade, on jase, on chiale un peu, on prend tout plein de photos… Au détour d’une rue qui ressemble un peu aux autres, un rayon de soleil qui réfléchit sur des dorures : c’est la Place Stanislas. Tout de blanc et de doré, point de rencontre de gens tous plus différents les uns que les autres. Près de la statue, des jeunes qui dansent la Techtonik, une sorte de mode-courant nous ramenant ... read more
Techtonik
Couleurs à Lugano
Bord du lac

Europe » Switzerland » South-West » Lausanne April 2nd 2008

C’est vrai qu’il s’en est passé des choses depuis quelques mois! Et c’est vrai aussi que je n’ai pas vraiment donné de nouvelles… Alors me voici, en direct de Pully, en train d’essayer de résumer le tout! Mon stage à l’école spécialisée s’est terminé au début février. J’ai par la suite fait une semaine d’observation au CHUV (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire du canton de Vaud), pour commencer les cours tout de suite après. Le premier stage a été difficile, et il m’a fallu quelques semaines pour revenir à la surface et redevenir un peu fonctionnelle, d'où le silence web des derniers mois. La semaine au CHUV a été intéressante et variée, j’ai vu autant de la réadaptation en neuro avec les adultes, de l’orthopédie (des orthèses de crâne pour des plagiocéphalies… jamais vu à l’école!), que de ... read more
Quai à Pully
Vue de ma fenêtre
Lac Léman

Europe » Switzerland » South-West » Lausanne January 20th 2008

We had a busy month! We had a visit from a good friend from Texas, and took in the Holiday festivities in Lausanne. Emma arrived the first week in December. We strolled Lausanne, visited the Olympic museum gardens and took a crazy day trip to the Mountains in an attempt to ski. Lausanne is beautiful at Christmas time...full of traditional decorations and good cheer. They had wonderful festivities throughout the city the whole month of December, including numerous visits from "Pere Noel and his charming ass" (a translation on the community website..hee-hee). The plaza near our house, St. Francois had free pony rides around the square every Sunday, as well as a beautiful Christmas village with hot wine and trinkets from around the world. We took a day trip to the little ski village of Overonnaz, ... read more
Christmas festivities in Lausanne
Abby and Bella
Emma

Europe » Switzerland » South-West » Lausanne January 13th 2008

La signification du mot « attendre »… 6 heures de retard en tout, séparées à peu près également entre chaque avion, train et correspondance à prendre en ces 1er et 2 janvier. Mais je suis sommes toutes arrivée en Suisse, pour y rester jusqu’en mai! Une aventure dont je rêve depuis quelques temps déjà : venir étudier et vivre en Europe, et pourquoi pas en Suisse! C’est parti! Je passe d’abord quelques jours chez mon frère, installé à Neuchâtel avec sa copine. Il est content de voir que je lui ai apporté de quoi se faire une poutine! Un besoin qui semblait viscéral… Belles retrouvailles, un peut courtes, mais bien remplies. Ma première fin de semaine en Suisse se déroule à Zinal, une commune en fin de vallée dans le Valais à 1670m. La professeure qui ... read more
Un mayen sur piloris!
Zinal
La Cassagne

Europe » Switzerland » South-West » Lausanne October 14th 2007

The weekend of October 12th-14th we went to Switzerland!! Bailey, Kyle, Tim, and I left Florence early, early Friday morning. I mean early like at 2 am and had to switch trains in Bologna and Milano. It took us about 10 hours to get there but hey the reservations only cost 5 Euro so I was fine with it! We traveled past Lake Como and through the mountains....it was sooo pretty! We also pretty much slept the entire way because we were sooo tired! We arrived in Lausanne at about 12:00pm and I immediately loved it! Lausanne is located right on Lake Geneva and is beautiful! The people are also soo nice and hospitable. As we were walking up the hill to the Pepperdine Lausanne Program Hotel we saw our friends from Florence who had arrived ... read more
me and umm my friends
The Cathedral of Lausanne
Stained Glass Windows inside the Cathedral




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