TRAVEL JOURNAL 2009 – 2011

Welcome to my Travel Journal.

The links below go directly to the blogs created before this one.

I am in the process of transferring my Travel Bye Design blog to here so that everything is in one place.

This documents my trip to Switzerland for a month in 2009. It is followed by my trip there in 2011 which was for 3 months. Although I took MANY photos, I have tried to choose those that would describe this journey from a photographic view, so it isn’t snapshots and pictures of people in a group that I met along the way. It truly is a travel journal.

If you are here just for a good read, here is one you don’t want to miss: Nazi Washing Machine


These may not be in chronological order but they did all occur between September and December 2011. It was a GLORIOUS trip and it’s a dream of a lifetime to be able to spend that much time being a “native.”

  Christmas Market in Montreux. These markets are very popular
this time of year and you will find them all over Switzerland. There are little kiosks that people rent and sell their homemade things as well as food to eat. And WINE to drink.We had a plate of German style potatoes that totally filled me up. Wash it down with some Gluhwein and you’re a happy camper!
There are other photos in this group from Vevey as well. I went to Vevey in the afternoon and then the three of us  took the train to Montreux for the Christmas Market. By then it was getting dark and we were getting hungry not to mention thirsty.
Some kiosks were inside with a roof but still fun Montreux
Inside decorations – Montreux
Seems that ferris wheels are regular things at Chrismas Markets. Montreux
Gluhwein – or GLOGG (Gloggi in Finnish) Christmas must have. Heat up some good red wine with cinnamon sticks, cloves, cardamom, and all spice. Throw in a little slice or two of orange, a little brown sugar, heat but don’t boil. Oh my. Montreux
Pouring us some nice warm Gluhwein! yum – Montreux


Sunset in Montreux along lake
Christmas trees and stuff -Vevey.
Very nice shot of Christmas decor – Vevey.
Nice design – Vevey.
Saw many businesses with trees on both sides of the doorways. Vevey.
Florist with lots of color – Vevey.
Yes that is a giant fork. Why? Who knows…I liked the mountains in the background. Vevey.
GLobes in Vevey – thought of Evan when i did these
Vevey by the lake
Vevey with mountains in the back. Beautiful scenery
purple flowers still growing in the cold weather
Looking down a sidestreet – this was a fun street with lots of little stores.
Window design in a “bed and bath” kind of place. Very pretty
Christmas Circus
Despicable swans all over the place. If they didn’t look so pretty I would totally dislike them.
Baked beans in Montreux – cooked in big pottery on a pipe filled with burning wood. Traditional.

Just a little note I found while looking for stuff to put on here. Don’t remember when i typed it.

Leaving New Zork
zork??? well yes. i am on a french kezboard right now. challenge number gazllion and one.

the z is a y and the y is a z. i will try to remember this when tzping. it`s not easly. i have to keep going back and retyping or stop when i know there is a y. plus this is a mac platform. havenàt done this in over 4 years.


Tree at the ISL last evening. They are also celebrating 50 yrs. of being a school here in Lausanne.
Coming back from the school and in front of the train station
Icicles in lights at the train station in Lausanne, Capital of the Olympics

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