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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by seguno2: 3:07am On Aug 05
DisGuy:
Everyone knows what a young country getting there looks like..... cool

Like Singapore? Like Malaysia?

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by Jake420: 8:01am On Aug 05
davide470:
Lool

Yeah it is. Most people just visit Paris and no where else, but the beauty of France lies majorly outside Paris.
I thought Notre Dame was in Paris not Lyon

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by davide470(m): 9:52am On Aug 05
Jake420:

I thought Notre Dame was in Paris not Lyon
Notre Dame is French for "Our Lady" so almost all the major cities in France have a Notre Dame Cathedral with a unique name.

Notre-Dame de Paris is the most popular.

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by davide470(m): 10:01am On Aug 05
DisGuy:
Visiting the Hadron Collider? Missed this when i went
Naah, maybe another time.

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by Jake420: 10:11am On Aug 05
davide470:
Notre Dame is French for "Our Lady" so almost all the major cities in France have a Notre Dame Cathedral with a unique name.

Notre-Dame de Paris is the most popular.
Thank you very much for the info

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by davide470(m): 10:19am On Aug 05
Picture 1: Bains des Pâquis - One of the high-point of this trip. Lol It is a popular public bath on a pier in Lake Geneva. The entrance fee is 2 CHF and you get to see all manners of people in different shapes and sizes; swimming, relaxing in their bikinis or their Unclad form. It is inappropriate to take pictures but it is actually one of the best places to relax and enjoy the summer weather.

Picture 2: L'horloge fleurie (Flower Clock) - Iconic outdoor clock made of flowers. A beauty to behold.

Picture 3: Brunswick Monument - It commemorate the life of Charles II, Duke of Brunswick. He bequeathed his fortune to the city of Geneva in exchange for a monument to be built in his name (Nice move)

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by FCBboy: 11:00am On Aug 05
kai see environment.

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by davide470(m): 4:26pm On Aug 05
Geneva has a vibrant nightlife. You get to see the beautiful lighting in the city and the water fountain gives off diverse colours of light too.

Picture 1: A view of the city at night

Picture 2: A fountain in Jardin Anglais (English Garden)

Picture 3: ROLEX!

So with this, i wrap up my stay in the wonderful and expensive city of Geneva and onward to the final city to explore which is in the French Alps - Chamonix, France

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by davide470(m): 10:01pm On Aug 05
CHAMONIX MONT-BLANC, FRANCE

Chamonix Mont-Blanc or popularly called Chamonix is a small city, more of a holiday resort at the junction of France, Switzerland and Italy. It was the site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924 and a popular destination for mountain climbers and skiers. It has beautiful views as would be seen from the pictures.

I got a return bus ticket from Geneva to Chamonix for €25. The distance between both cities is about an hour by road so it was going to be a short ride. We left Geneva at 12 noon, got to our destination by 1:10pm and the exploring began.

Picture 1: The first view of the beautiful city. C'est Magnifique!

Picture 2: Entrance to the Mont Blanc Tramway where you can pay for a train to take you to the top of the hill.

Picture 3: The Gare (Station)

Picture 4: Entrance to Le Brévent where you can take the cable car to the top of the mountain (Mont-Blanc). Mont Blanc means White Mountain in English.

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by davide470(m): 10:31am On Aug 06
Picture 1: Eating my greens, with some chicken. Lol

The other pictures are amazing views of this amazing city. I actually plan to bring my fiancée here, if our plans fall into place; maybe a pre-honeymoon or honeymoon itself cheesy

All in all, it was a wonderful, not so expensive and strictly on-the-road adventure cool

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by davide470(m): 10:45am On Aug 06
I left Chamonix and got back to Geneva in the evening. My return trip to Paris was booked for some hours later.

As Switzerland is not part of the EU but belongs to the schengen zone, we were stopped by Immigration at a Border, basically to declare goods if any and to fulfill all necessary checks.

It was an overnight trip to Paris with OuiBus.

Thank you all for your time

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by UyaiIncomparabl(f): 11:17am On Aug 06
Where's your personal picture?

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by Predstan: 11:19am On Aug 06
Hi OP, what's the cheapest means to transport from Paris to Dijon,le creusot. The train or a Bus?

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by anonimi: 11:19am On Aug 06
seguno2:
There are so many beautiful things, places and people in our country. Just keep your eyes and mind open and move around to see them.
Bon voyage.

So true about our own country.
Can we do anything about enjoying its beauty


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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by blackslayer: 11:20am On Aug 06
seguno2:


Nigeria has been existing since prehistoric times just like France and Switzerland, which have also gone through several changes in their composition over time.


don't listen to that excuse maker!!!

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by positivelord: 11:20am On Aug 06
davide470:
Nigeria is still a young country. We are getting there


Make better thunder no fire there oooo.... our past leaders and Buhari in particular is returning us back 16th century and you are talking about young..

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by positivelord: 11:21am On Aug 06
OP I believe you ooo .... but you should have taken selfies with those wonderful back ground...I mean any body could have google those picture and walahhhh he is on vacation..but like I said I believe you ooo
Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by mikaael(m): 11:23am On Aug 06
God when? Biko now

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by merits(m): 11:25am On Aug 06
davide470:
Hi Guys,

In the spirit of the season, I will be detailing my visit to these beautiful cities on a tight budget. Lyon and Chamonix Mont-Blanc are in the South of France while Geneva is in Switzerland.

The beauty of free movement among member states in the Schengen zone cannot be overemphasized as it has created lot of opportunities and revenue for the participating countries. Even Croatia, Romania and Bulgaria have applied to join the zone seeing what other countries are benefiting.

So my journey started from Paris. I booked a Bus from the Bercy Seine Station en-route to Lyon, the trip was about 5 hours and it costs €17.

My plan is to spend a night in Lyon and 2 nights at Geneva with a day return tip to Chamonix since it is just an hour away from Geneva.

So follow me as we explore wink

Pics - Bus to Lyon

Even their sky look good,not like our own angry sky here,cuz of atrocities we committed every seconds.

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by justman911(m): 11:25am On Aug 06
davide470:
Nigeria is still a young country. We are getting there

Sir.... we are not younger than Rwanda, Singapore and even though we're bigger than mushroom EU countries like Romania

With countries like France, it's obviously an unfair comparison but we still need to up our game.

I'd be glad if you can sum up everything you spent especially on accomodation. I'd love to try this soon

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by davide470(m): 11:26am On Aug 06
Send me a DM to see it grin
UyaiIncomparabl:
Where's your personal picture?

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by Mustsucceed: 11:27am On Aug 06
seguno2:


Surely, Nigeria as a country only existed since 1914.
However the component ethnic groups/nationalities have existed since forever doing internal colonisation like what was going on in Europe and Asia.
Enjoy your trip and please continue sharing the information for our distant education. Cheers

He actually has a stronger arguement than you and iam sure u understand exactly what he mean so please stop picking points to win this

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by anonimi: 11:27am On Aug 06
davide470:
Picture 3: Brunswick Monument - It commemorate the life of Charles II, Duke of Brunswick. He bequeathed his fortune to the city of Geneva in exchange for a monument to be built in his name (Nice move)

Wait o, why don't blacks do this kind of thing for their own environments
To encourage work and creating values that endure.
Why are we so mean to ourselves?


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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by Jarus(m): 11:27am On Aug 06
davide470:
Lool

Yeah it is. [b]Most people just visit Paris [/b]and no where else, but the beauty of France lies majorly outside Paris.

True

I have been to Paris.

Those trips you just fly in, stay in hotel, move around for a couple of days, and fly back.

This thread is really making me to want to explore France well.

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by CanadianNaija: 11:27am On Aug 06
positivelord:
OP I believe you ooo .... but you should have taken selfies with those wonderful back ground...I mean any body could have google those picture and walahhhh he is on vacation..but like I said I believe you ooo

He has nothing to proof to you. Who your believe help?

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by anambraamaka: 11:28am On Aug 06
In this modern age?? All you need is to download google earth you will visit everywhere see things from your living room

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by davide470(m): 11:28am On Aug 06
Predstan:
Hi OP, what's the cheapest means to transport from Paris to Dijon,le creusot. The train or a Bus?
You can use FlixBus. It is about 4-5hours from Paris.

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by anonimi: 11:29am On Aug 06
Jarus:
True

I have been to Paris.

Those trips you just fly in, stay in hotel, move around for a couple of days, and fly back.

This thread is really making me to want to explore France well.

You should.
The more of us who travel and understand the fundamentals of their oyinbo society to adapt accordingly the less we are likely to be called names by racist white supremacists.

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by johnmike879: 11:30am On Aug 06
Well that,s really great information!Keep sharing good stuff.
https://docs.google.com/
Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by TheFacelessMan: 11:31am On Aug 06
I remember assassinating Geraud St Clair in the Alps close to Geneva...



My client was one of the Big Pharmaceutical companies.

Geraud was an award winning biotechnologist who was sharing corporate/trade secrets

It was a cure for a sexually transmitted disease that had been developed with millions of USD.

The fool said he would share it for free to poor Africans knowing fully well that my client wasn't named RED CROSS angry

......


I escaped with the Swiss Mountain Guard in hot pursuit and as I skied towards the cliff,

I knew I had no choice but to jump



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