I took a practice from Metz, France to Basel, Switzerland after which modified trains and over an hour later discovered myself in Geneva, Switzerland.
I wanted a spot to sleep for the subsequent two nights, so I adopted a gaggle of French ladies I had met on the practice to a campground that was located about 10 kilometers exterior downtown Geneva. The title of the campground: Pointe à la Bise
The placement of the campground was nice. The workers on the campground was not. Not solely was the campsite greater than two instances the value of some other campground I had stayed at in Europe, the workers on the campground repeatedly requested me if I had paid for my campsite. They by no means requested me how I used to be doing or if I used to be having fun with myself. They have been solely involved with the cash they have been going to make off me. Whereas each different European campground I had stayed in over the previous a number of months had been very informal and laid again, this Swiss campground was run like a army zone. I didn’t really feel welcome there and I’ll by no means return!
I did, nevertheless, meet some good folks on the campground. The French ladies I met on the practice have been additionally touring by bicycle. The truth is, they have been half of a big group of associates who have been going to cycle for about 10 days throughout Switzerland. Geneva was their beginning location.
I additionally met Tim and Scott at Pointe à la Bise. Scott occurred to acknowledge me from a few of my Bicycle Touring Professional Fb photographs and was stunned to see me sitting throughout from him within the campsite’s tv room the place I used to be engaged on my laptop.
“Is your title Darren?” Scott mentioned to me from throughout the room.