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On to Salzburg

We left Munich on a Monday on a packed train to visit Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart. Just over the border from Germany in Austria, the city is a popular tourist…

Nuremberg

For our other trip outside of Munich, we rode the train north to Bavaria’s second largest city, Nuremberg. Home to a large altstadt (old town) the city also has an…

Outside Munich

When we weren’t walking around Munich itself, we spent time touring Bavaria. One morning four of us (minus Kim) took the train to the nearby town of Dachau to tour…

Munich

After two leisurely weeks in the mountains of Switzerland, we arrived in Munich two days before meeting old friend Jim Bochenek and three days before meeting sister Kelly. After they…

Driving around Switzerland

We had a rental car in Switzerland for five days. When we weren’t looking at dams, we spent time in some old churches, we visited the country’s capital city, and we…

La Grande Dixence

We continued our tour of Swiss infrastructure on a Thursday morning by driving down our mountain, across the valley, and up another one to reach the country’s tallest dam, the Barrage…

Around Anzère

Our apartment in Anzère was on a slope with a nice view of the Rhône river valley in the Swiss canton of Valais. Despite being in a ski resort town in the…

Follow your bisse

We left Lyon early one Sunday morning on a bus full of Romanians. We needed to get to the Swiss alps, but no trains leave Lyon for Geneva until after 3…

Tour de France, Stage 13

For our second day following the Tour, we took the train south to the village of Saint Clair du Rhône. We arrived early enough to see the promotional caravan, where…

Tour de France, Stage 12

As we were planning our visit to France, we learned that the famous bicycle race would be passing to the west and south of Lyon in late July. We made…