Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Montreux. AKA Heaven.
Just arrived in Montreux after a morning traveling. We are staying in the Montreux Palace and although my room was supposed to be on the less expensive mountain side, we were both upgraded and I now have a panoramic view of Lake Geneva (Lake Léman to the French) and one of the iconic yellow awnings the hotel sports. This is a very nice hotel. By far the nicest we've stayed in so far, easily evidenced by the sweeping view of the lake and the picturesque French Alps. Not to mention the welcome apricots and chocolates waiting in the room. And a true bellhop, which is something many hotels lack these days. All in all, it's a good day, relaxing here in paradise. Sunny skies, icy blue water in a color that is only really made by glaciers melting, and foggy French mountains in the distance. The Swiss really can do everything well.