Sunday, March 17, 2013

Lucerne to Paris

Catch up time!
The dreaded tour bus cold/flu virus had been travelling through our tour group right from the start and it was only a matter of time before C and I were struck down.
C was unwell while we were in Switzerland and I succumbed the moment we arrived in Paris. Fortunately, it was not a completely debilitating bug for us and we were able to function throughout the day. Some poor people were confined to bed and missed many sightseeing excursions.
Anyway, the formal part of our trip with the tour group has now finished, and C and I are on our own in our lovely apartment in the Montmartre area of Paris.
Today has included a walk around the local area, a couple of loads of washing done and recuperative naps for both of us in the afternoon.
So, a little more about Switzerland before moving on to Paris.
One thing I longed for on this trip was to see snow, specifically while in Switzerland. Our first day in Lucerne was cold but brilliantly sunny. The second day, it began to snow while we were out walking. Our excitement level was pretty high, especially as the snowflakes were the star-shaped variety, which a shop assistant told us was very unusual. For two people who had never seen snow falling, this was truly a magical experience.
By the next morning, the entire place was a winter wonderland.



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