Friday, January 11, 2019

Montreux, Switzerland: 2 Girls Traveling

The view from our hotel in Montreux
  Our Switzerland adventure continued in Montreux. I must say, this was by far, my favorite city of the trip. The beauty was immeasurable to any other with the snow capped mountains and golden kissed leaves, the lake town will be sure to take anyone's breath away.  We started our afternoon with a walk along Lake Geneva to hunt down the statue of Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the band Queen, for a quick photo op. 



 This time of year, the town is getting ready for the Christmas markets. It was really interesting watching them get set up. Bucket list is to return to shop at them! We headed to find dinner and shop at some local markets before turning in for another busy day.
   
Chillon Castle

     Day 2 in Montreux was a busy one! We started off at Chillon Castle. So much history from why the beds were shorter to how to escape behind the walls.  Ana even tried to toss me into the moat while we were down in the prison. 
Walkway to courtyard

Headed into the Moat

Where they chained prisoners


Memorial to Lord Byron


    After our visit to Chillon Castle, we headed to  the town of Vevey for a tour of the home and studios of Charlie Chaplin. This is a tour not to be missed if given the opportunity.  Anastasia and I had so much fun taking selfies with the wax figures and reading about the history of Chaplin and his family. Enjoy below:
Hanging out with Charlie
Charlie's friend Albert








Anastasia and Charlie...I am in the background


The Chaplin Bedroom



Ana speaking with the Chaplin's

Enjoying some home movies







Charlie wrote most of the music for his movies

And Ana and I played it




The Chaplin Home


Charlie's famous character the Tramp
original film reels
Anastasia smelling the roses


New job?




 This was such a fun tour! After a yummy dinner of local pizza, we went to another solo outing, Queen The Studio Experience. This is located in their old recording studio. It was so awesome to sit on the same stool, in the same studio as the band!





Freddie's writings





The actual studio of Queen!

 If I ever go back to Switzerland, I will definitely be spending more time in Montreux. We visited it for only 2 days and that was not near enough for me. I am sorry that I started this journey in the middle of my trip but it was my favorite and I wanted to share it first. More pics of the scenery below.


Fog on the lake


This is fog on top of the lake