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Day 16 - France

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Day 14 - wicker bike

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Day 11 - chocolate

Monday, May 23, 2005

Day 10 - stress!

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Day 9 - flea-market & Carouge

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Day 7 - from Cathedrale to Hell

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Day 6 - Musée d'art

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Day 5 - lazy...

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Day 4 - ITU

Monday, May 16, 2005

Day 3 - Jardin Botanique

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Day 2 - thank god for inventing digital

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Day 1

Friday, May 13, 2005

Day 16 - France

I went to France!

I got an email from Geneva Intern Network about a hiking trip to a nearby mountain, Salève. Salève is in France, but it’s only a 15-minute bus ride from my apartment… I was a little concerned about not being able to get into France. Well, the border patrol guys ignored us completely. Apparently, a bunch of interns with backpacks do not look like they would be a danger to French society.

Mount Salève is only about 1100 meters above the sea level (which makes it about 700 meters above Geneva), but let me tell you – going up is hard! I must be out of shape… as were most of us. We took plenty of breaks, and finally made it to the very top in about 3 hours. We did get lost a little bit a few times.

France looks very pretty from the top. So does Switzerland. Not that you can tell where one ends and the other begins. Of course, you can still see the Fountain :)

Most of us were way too tired to walk back, so we took Telepherique down. Pretty strange feeling…

Hiking was great, but it didn’t completely satisfy our need for adventure for the day, so later at night we went to a free concert down in Carouge. A couple of dozen of French bands, thousands of Swiss people. French hip-hop rules! Forget Usher, MC Solare is oh so hot! Well, actually there were three guys hip-hopping (hipping and hopping?) together, so I am still not sure which one was MC Solare. I didn’t understand a word but they appeared to be very persuasive.

srah said on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 10:02 AM about Taking a break

Making lots of friends?

srah said on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 10:03 AM about View from Salève

Pretty!

srah said on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 12:22 PM about I was there!

Yay!

srah said on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 12:22 PM about View from Salève

Beautiful!

srah said on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 12:28 PM about I made it to the top!

Congratulations!

apete said on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 4:28 PM about I wouldn't mind living there

I hope you don't sleepwalk! This was a great series!

Cari said on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 11:42 PM about Up we go

hooray...finally people pictures =)

Cari said on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 11:47 PM about I wouldn't mind living there

I am so jealous of your exciting summer. I just sit around all day and watch tv. The scenery is so beautiful! I want to go hiking.

PKT said on Thursday, June 2, 2005 at 1:41 PM about I made it to the top!

Very nice, Olga. I told you Saleve was cool...didn't I? And yes, glad to see some people's faces.

srah said on Sunday, June 5, 2005 at 10:42 AM about Welcome to France!

Are you DEAD? Where's the pictures?

O said on Monday, June 6, 2005 at 9:24 AM about Welcome to France!

Dead? No, didn't work this time... See the next entry :)

Welcome to France! Poppy fields Taking a break
Taking a break Blurry Sandro View from Salève
View from Salève View from Salève Tunnel to the heart of the mountain
The road up Going up Taking another break
Somewhere about half-way up France is just so pretty! Up we go
Up we go Everybody is following Benjamin Mark is pretending that he knows where to go
It's a real mountain! View from Salève I was there!
View from Salève View from Salève View from Salève
View from Salève Mark & Benjamin Greg, Mark, Benjamin & I
I wanna fly! Sandro View from Salève
View from Salève View from Salève Lunch on the top of the mountain
Karen I made it to the top! I wouldn't mind living there