Marseille → Geneva → Chamonix → Interlaken
- Missed the last bus and had to walk a couple of miles to the hostel which is in the middle of nowhere.
- Wasn't a big fan of Marseille - it reminded me of Glasgow, wandered around the next morning, but didn't see anything special.
- Took the TGV to Lyon and a connection to Geneva.
I love Geneva — it is such a chilled out city, spread around the end of the lake with views of the sun setting on Mont Blanc. I spent a few days here, relaxing and getting into the travel mindset, visiting a few museums, CERN and eating by the side of the lake.
Eventually worked up the energy to leave, hitchiked to Cluses and took a train up to Chamonix
Stayed at the same hostel that I'd visited before at Les Pelerins. Met a guy that was climbing Mont Blanc the next day. Next morning I bought new shoes, as my old ones were giving me blisters, then climbed Brevent, across the vally from Mont Blanc. Snuck onto the telepherique for the way down. Contemplated staying another night, but the Alps are expensive, so the next day I took a train via Visp to Interlaken.
- Stayed at Balmers which is the most American hostel imaginable. Like staying in a frat house.
- Weather sucked - it rained the first day and I barely left the hostel.
- Took a train up to Grindelwald and walked up a hill. Low cloud meant I couldn't see the Eiger — need to go back another time.
- Switzerland is expensive!