From September 2000 to December 2001, we lived in St. Genis-Pouilly France. During this time we did lots of traveling around France and Switzerland, as well as the rest of Western and Central/Eastern Europe. Here are some highlights and memorable places. Click on any photo for a full screen version.
St. Genis is only about 1 hour
drive from the French Alps:
where we often go hiking with our friend Wolfgang (or Wolfy), from Austria.
Mt Blanc is the tallest mountain,
which is spectacular. (You can take a gondola most of the way to top)
Alsace is about 4 hours away.
It was very nice, even if it did rain and snow almost the whole trip.
Strasbourg is an interesting mix of old
Ribeauville, south of Strasbourg was especially picturesque
A highlight of the year was
when many of our best friends in San Francisco all came to visit
Bern is our favorite
city in Switzerland. Very nice atmosphere:
|Bern was also the first place
the mysterious "space invaders", later
seen all over Europe. Can anyone explain what these are?
Zurich, town of big clocks,
scary metal chickens, giant sausages, and yard gnomes.
What else is there to say?
Geneva is pretty dull. The best thing is the "Jet D'eau":