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Europe » Switzerland » South-West » Lausanne December 15th 2005

December has been a month of excitement and travel. The day I returned from Copenhagen my friend Matt, who is studying abroad in Madrid, came to visit me; Rachel popped down from Salzburg; and in between the Christmas markets and sightseeing we had a blast. Vienna is particularly beautiful during the advent season, which the Austrians celebrate in a relaxed, family-oriented way. Everything is decorated for the season; the cobbled streets of the old town are framed by christmas lights that crisscross between the buildings, and alpine-style huts spring up everywhere to sell Lebkuchen (soft gingerbread cookies), Gluehwein, and Punsch (spiced drinks). The day Matt left, I went for a visit to my roommate's family in Upper Austria. I love visiting them - her mother always has something delicious waiting for us, like a piping hot ... read more
the musician
A quiet moment at the music conservatory
thar she blows

Europe » Switzerland » South-West » Lausanne November 16th 2005

Hello Reader. For dinner the other night I went to a restaurant called Manora. My guidebook recommended this two floor buffet style restaurant. I went in, it was mostly self-explanitory, a kind local explained the pasta station. I collect all the ingridients myself, hand them to the pasta guy, and presto, my personalized pasta is prepared. I grabbed a bowl and piled it high, I handed the bowl to the guy. An uproar of laughter followed. He held up my bowl and shouted something in German to the salad bar attendant, who then started laughing, and then shouted something to the cashier, who then started laughing. It was all so funny, it seemed, to everyone but me. What had I done? I jumped over the counter and punched him in the mouth. Well, that is what ... read more
Anja and Daniela
Child Eating Orge
Sunset in Lausanne

Europe » Switzerland » South-West » Lausanne July 7th 1988

Geo: 46.5196, 6.63212Gorgeous.Early breakfast. Walk to quay and hop boat to Lausanne. Perfect day. Warm. Lovely ride up lake. Many stops. Huge estates along the water. Lovely.Crepes at D'oucy. Walked up hill to cathedral. Interior prepared with dirt floor for theatre. Beautiful blue stained glass, rosette window. Down stairs. Ice cream. Train back was local-local and slow.Mexican dinner. After, went to Salsa Flamenca show on water front. Darling little girl stole the evening.... read more
Boat on Lac Leman, to Lausanne
Lausanne from Lac Leman

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