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Sunday, March 4, 2012
For some reason, whenever I am asked for a restaurant recommendation, I have a hard time coming up with one! Does this ever happen to you? No matter how many places I have been to, inevitably, my mind goes blank when I have to try and actually pick one! Mark and I don't eat out that often, but we have enjoyed some good meals in Lausanne. I thought it would be fun to start a restaurant list that I can add to in the future. This will be my go-to list when we are racking our brains to try and think of a place to eat! Why don't you try it as well?!
- Baz'art - Tapas
- Tom-Yam - Thai
- Pur - mix of everything
- Myo - Sushi
- Mauro - Italian (take-away)
- La Stella - Italian (Pully)
- Karma - Euro/Asian Fusion
- Cafe de Grancy - Brunch
- Cafe St. Pierre - Brunch
- Etoile Blanche - mix of everything
- Holy Cow! - Burgers
- Chateau d'Ouchy - mix of everything
- The Great Escape - Pub
Places to Try:
- La Suite
- Le Tramway
- Au Chat Noir
- Les Allies
- Le Cafe du Grutli
- La Pomme de Pin
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Last weekend, Mark and I went with a group of friends up to Val d'Illiez in the mountains for a ski/spa weekend! We drove up Friday night and then took the "petit" mountain train up to Champery the next morning for a ski lesson.
On the cable car from Champery up to the pistes!
It was my very first time on skis! It was a tough two-hour lesson, as the area in Champery did not have a bunny hill to practice on. I was on the "blue" piste, which is at the lower-end of the spectrum for ski runs, but still difficult for newbies! Mark picked it up quickly and did well. I, on the other hand, held onto our instructor the whole way down the mountain!
The view from our room
Mark and I stayed in an apartment at the Thermes Park Bains de Val d'Illiez. It is a hotel and residence that also has thermal baths. The baths were very relaxing, and also interesting, as our experience included quickly swimming through one cold outdoor pool in order to reach a warmer one!
Our friends were staying at a chalet up the hill from our hotel. Their proprietors cooked us a delicious, home-made fondue for dinner on Saturday night.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Enjoying the view over Barcelona's port
Barcelona's center with Sagrada Familia
Some delicious jamon at Barcelona's market "la boqueria"
Meet-up with Steph on my side of the pond!
Enjoying some Spanish wine-Rioja
Walkin' around town!
Barcelona's Arc de Triomphe!
The view from our hotel terrace
This past weekend, Mark and I ran into Steph in Barcelona, who was there to chaperone her university's winter term study-abroad program.
We had a great time wandering the city and catching up over delicious tapas and wine! It was so fun to have a friend from home on the continent!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
My twin graduated from SDSU on May 22, 2011! I went home for a very quick trip to watch her graduate and celebrate! Although I was only home for 3 days, I wouldn't have missed it for the world! Congrats sister!
In mid-May, Mark and I joined a group of friends in the lake-side town of Stresa, Italy. Thanks to our friends, Kate and Kyle for the invitation to join them there, we had a great group of 9 hanging out together in Italy!
We arrived around 9:30 in the evening on Friday night, taking the train from Lausanne to Stresa after work. On the direct train, it is only a 2 hour 2o minute ride. Most of us were on the night train, but Kate, Maud and Kyle's sister Erin (who was visiting from the States), drove out early on Friday and made us a reservation for dinner Ristorante Il Vicoletto at 10:00 pm. We lucked out that the restaurant agreed to stay open for us, as they usually close at 10! Having the whole restaurant to ourselves was fantastic and our table of 9 felt VIP as we took over the place! It was a fantastic dinner and the whole group was very sweet to sing me a belated "Happy Birthday" as I had just celebrated my birthday the day before our arrival. After a fantastic meal and some good wine, Mark and I headed back to the hotel, looking forward to some sight-seeing the next day.