Monday 7th May. A taxi ride to pick up our car, a Peugeot 308 wagon and then the trip began. Le Chauffeur did not get off to a great start in the car. Firstly driving down a lane on the wrong side of the road (easily done), missing a red light (distracted by both back seat drivers), then giving the wheel rims a bit of a dusting (narrow roads). The drive thru the green pastures and trees was in complete contrast to Dubai. Some great little villages were followed by a stop at Lausanne, home of the International Olympic Committee. Lausanne is a beautiful city on the shores of Lake Geneva. A short trip from Lausanne found us in Montreaux, an even nicer place with great views over the lake and out to the mountains. Spectacular! We strolled the promenade on a warm sunny day and understood why the place is referred to as the Swiss Riviera. Bon soir from Montreaux. Tomorrow Chamonix.