Sunday, May 10, 2015

Colomby de Gex (1688m)

This was our last weekend before a long trip to Poland so we didn't feel to motivated for big trips but we still wanted to squeeze in a hike. In such cases Jura is always a good solution. You drive 15 minutes and you're at a starting point so this saves a lot of fuss. We started from Col de la Faucille and continued more or less without a plan.

We soon reached Mont Rond from where we had a well known lovely Balcon du Leman view. It is familiar but never ceases to please us.

We decided to go along the ridge not knowing exactly what's ahead but let's face it - Jura is no Alps. We won't get caught in rocks or crevasses :) In the end we reached Colomby de Gex, had one last look over Mt Blanc and decided to head back to the car.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Lyon in rain

I went to Lyon for the first time since Ania's stay in Geneva in 2010. I remembered that I hadn't liked it too much in 2010 but this time I was positively surprised.

Small streets of old town looked lovely in the rain. Though or because of 1st May holiday, streets were full of life with plenty of tourists and shops and restaurants open.

After slow walk through old town, we climbed the hill to visit Lyon's Notre Dame basilic.

After basilic we took some pictures of Lyon from above and went back to the car. This was a short but really nice visit.