As soon as we said “good-bye” to the winter snow, autumn leaves in their signature shades of green, yellow, orange, and brown greeted us. Since we had a little over an hour to kill at the Montreux station, we decided to cross the street to explore the neighborhood a bit. We had no idea where we were, all we knew was that we were walking towards the water. It turns out that we were at the famous Lake Geneva, one of the largest lakes in Western Europe where Charlie Chaplin spent his final years. Extremely peaceful and beautiful, the town reminded us of La Jolla in San Diego.
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After feasting on the most delicious Fondue ever (and of course, done right) on the night of our arrival in Switzerland at a restaurant popular among locals, per our wonderful B&B host’s advice (whom I highly recommended, by the way: look up Eric here and on Air BnB), we decided to take a train up to Rochers de Naye via Montreux. We only had one full day in Switzerland so we wanted to make the most of it by seeing the Alps, and this turned out to be the best option for us at the time since we were staying in Pully close to Lausanne, which is only about 30 minutes or less from Montreux. While everything about Switzerland is either picture-perfect if not heavenly, I was completely shocked at the extremely high cost of living; for instance, when we stopped by McDonalds to get some change, I couldn’t...
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