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Chamonix 2017

Woke up in Chamonix on a Sunday and first thing we did was search for places to stay in Florence, 'casue the next day we were flying to Pisa. This whole Europe trip was unplanned and maybe that's why it worked out better than expected, we just went with the flow. This was our first trip to Florence and we had no idea where to book a place to stay, so we booked a room near the Santa Maria Novella station. But the best place to stay would be right in the heart of Florence, in the old town, near the Duomo and the Arno river. So anyway, we booked our rooms in Florence then got ready for Sunday mass.                                                 One last look out the window from our room  and we made our way downstairs to the hotel lobby and checked out. View outside the hotel... I had to take a picture of this Anokhi dress that I was wearing for the first time with the mountains in the background. Check out the block print on the dress.... St. Michael's church in Chamonix wh…
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Annecy 2017

During the last weekend in August we decided to visit Annecy, since every last Saturday of the month they have this huge flea market in the old town of Annecy. So we wake up late on Saturday, pack our things, have some
breakfast of grapes and berries... with yogurt and then we're ready to hit the road. Annecy is only 45 minutes from Geneva. The plan was to leisurely stroll around, take in the sights of Annecy and then drive to Chamonix to spend the night. But we left home quite late, around 12:30 pm and while walking to the old town, I see this charming book store... couldn't go in to explore, strapped for time.   And this is Annecy, located in the north of the French Alps. Annecy is really beautiful... small, charming and delightful, no wonder it is nicknamed 'Pearl of the French Alps'. Annecy is also known as 'Venice of the Alps' or the 'Venice of Savoy' but the truth is Venice can't come close to the beauty of this pristine alpine town. The old t…