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Sorry about the late start and the hotel. Glad you finally made it to Basel though!
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Wow, what a great day we've had. We toured Basel first thing and the Rathaus (town hall) is one of the most amazing buildings I've ever seen in my life, so be prepared for photos a plenty of that.

We then visited Solothurn and Neuchatel, both of which were lovely - so again, lots of photos! We spent an hour or so at the thermal baths in Yverdon les Bains and my goodness, what a lovely treat that was - so relaxing.

We've also had plenty of Swiss cow sightings!

We're now in Montreux and I'm sitting on the balcony of our hotel room, looking out across the town and the lake. I've posted a couple of photos of the view on Facebook. I don't think I could ever get tired of seeing this view. It's so beautiful. Sigh.
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Sorry there was some glitches early on, but it sounds like you have seen some beautiful sights. I can't wait for the photos.
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Loved the picture you posted on FB. The view from your balcony looks amazing!!
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Sounds like a great start to your trip! Too bad for the late start and hotel problem. Hope the rest of the trip goes smooth and looking forward to many photos! Looking forward to hearing about your cow adventures and the chocolate train. Will have to look the last one up and see what it's all about.

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Oh my goodness you are passing through my old stomping ground. I went to school in Epinal which is about 50kms from Nanay and we visited Colmar often. If you get time the Alsace route du vin is beautiful this time of year. There are three beautiful medieval villages, Rhiquevier, Keysersberg and Ribeauville on the route du vin which if you don't manage this trip are worth a visit. also the beautiful Chateau du haut Konegsberg is also a must do. It was built for Kaiser Bill but is now in France.

Hope you have a wonderful trip you are passing through some wonderfully beautiful places.
On my visit to Colmar this May, we did the Route du Vin on my tour on the third day in Colmar. Also, visiting Keyersberg and the Chateau you mentioned. It was a great day with so much see. Covered a lot that day, but so worth it. This will all be what I continue with next on my TR! Just hope to get around to it soon.
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On my visit to Colmar this May, we did the Route du Vin on my tour on the third day in Colmar. Also, visiting Keyersberg and the Chateau you mentioned. It was a great day with so much see. Covered a lot that day, but so worth it. This will all be what I continue with next on my TR! Just hope to get around to it soon.
Beautiful area. We need to get back there soon for a visit but it is proving difficult to fit in.
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Wow, what a great day we've had. We toured Basel first thing and the Rathaus (town hall) is one of the most amazing buildings I've ever seen in my life, so be prepared for photos a plenty of that.

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We're now in Montreux and I'm sitting on the balcony of our hotel room, looking out across the town and the lake. I've posted a couple of photos of the view on Facebook. I don't think I could ever get tired of seeing this view. It's so beautiful. Sigh.
Facebook pictures are beautiful. Glad you have got to the relaxing part of your trip.
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Well, here's where I'm going to have to find you on Facebook to get my Switzerland fix...
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Just accepted your friend request, so you should now be able to see everything.
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What a superb day we've had! The chocolate train was just amazing, a beautiful train with amazing destinations. Gruyeres was so stunning, especially the chateau there and the chocolate and cheese factories were a lot of fun. Not only did we see some beautiful countryside, but I finally got to hear the wonderful sound of the cow bells on my bovine buddies we saw along the way. What a gorgeous sound that is.

I've posted various photos on Facebook today for people to check out....
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