I'm guessing I was oblivious because I live in Korea and am constantly being stared at or worse. Apparently, I've grown accustomed to the staring.
We referred to the starers from then on as "Starey Mc-Stare Stare."
To the right is Adrienne looking ridiculous.
I also discovered in Geneva that I can still read and understand French, even though it's been more than 7 years since my last French lesson. I was not able to say anything. If i tried, it tended to come out in German or Korean. Or a mix of German and Korean since I was practicing German in my head in preparation for Vienna. Hopefully some day I can get my French skills up to par. I love France and learning French.
Only 4 could go in the elevator up to their room, so I ended up alone in a elevator with a father and his son, who was about 4 years old. I was looking through my pictures when the boy said to me in French, "Can I see your photos?" When I showed him, he said "Ooohhhh." It was so adorable.
The Reformation Wall is built into the old city walls.
Geneva was the center of Calvinism, so it mostly depicts Calvinists. Obviously, John Calvin is one of the statues. There's also John Knox, William the Silent and Oliver Cromwell, among others.
I'm so mature.
We headed back to the hotel early, so we wouldn't miss our train to Annecy, France in the morning. Adrienne and I thought we knew a shortcut to the hostel, but as usual, we did not and ended up walking around in circles for a while, before finally making it back. At this point of the trip, my feet hurt a lot and I was not happy about getting lost. I did not whine, but felt like I should whine. Luckily, once we made it to Budapest, we had a day of rest where we could recover from being over-walked for so long. Not that I'm complaining, I loved that we were seeing so much in so little time!
We headed to Annecy the next morning, which was probably my 2nd favorite new location on our trip. The first being Granada. But that will be in the next blog.