Last Saturday we visited a town made famous by Deep Purple, Montreux, Switzerland (just listen to the first few lines of Smoke on the Water).  Montreux is located on the eastern edge of Lake Geneva, and is about a half hour train ride from Lausanne.  It is much closer to the alps than Lausanne, with … Continue reading Montreux

Subtle Differences

There are some huge differences in living in Switzerland versus Minnesota, such as the language, the mountain scenery, and the centuries old city, but there are also some subtle differences we didn’t think of such as…


This last Saturday we spent the day in the city that gives Lake Geneva its name.  We left at 11AM and got there in about 40 minutes by train.  The area between Lausanne and Geneva is mostly developed, but occasionally we’d go through some fields or vineyards.  It was a very scenic ride, on one … Continue reading Geneva