Organised some accommodation in Lausanne , there being none available in Bern or Geneva and bought an e-ticket for the train to Geneva. That should be easy just print the ticket at the station ,except most of the machines weren’t working , and the girl at the ticket office didn’t speak English , and my comprehension of French is worse. Finally had our ticket 10 minutes prior to departure . These trains are fast , Paris – Geneva in 3 hours with a stop in Belgarde . Check the video below we go past a freeway and we seem to pass the cars at about twice their speed ~200km/h!
Went for a walk round the waterfront in Geneva – if you ever wondered how a land locked country won the America’s cup – well this lake is huge and there are yachts everywhere. I have never seen so many watches – this is the city of time. Lunched in of all things a Halal Iranian restaurant .
Then it was off to Lausanne by train . Another fairly swift trip 64 km on one of the slower trains – 1/2 an hour. Anyway the scenery is spectacular with views across the lake to Mont Blanc and the glaciers . Went for a walk up to the “old town” before dinner and bed – as you can see from the pics the streets are steep.