Matterhorn

Matterhorn

After nearly going to the top, via cable  car I just had to post some more photos

The Matterhorn

Nur at the top of the alps

If you don’t know Matterhorn I’m not sure what you have been doing.  It is a large, near-symmetrical pyramidal peak in the extended Monte Rosa area of the Pennine Alps, whose summit is 4,478 metres (14,692 ft) high, making it one of the highest summits in the Alps and Europe.[note 3] The four steep faces, rising above the surrounding glaciers, face the four compass points and are split by the Hörnli, Furggen, Leone, and Zmutt ridges. The mountain overlooks the Swiss town of Zermatt.  I’m staying in Zermatt.

Switzerland www.ch cern

Switzerland www.ch cern

I have been in Switzerland for a few days now. I started in Geneva.

One has to eat, and then chocolate. Chocolate

Fondue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Geneva

Now for the Really good stuff. Geneva is home to CERN,European Organization for Nuclear Research , the birth place of world wide web, here is server number 1.

 

Also the first time we saw a Higgs Boson

 

 

Meet Atlas


But Switzerland is the Alps. 

Carian Trail ,Turkey

Carian Trail ,Turkey

The latest new idea.

Datça Peninsula: 240.7 km. The section starts from Old town of Datça, 3 km before Datça, and follows Hızırşah, Domuzçukuru, Mesudiye, Palamutbükü, Knidos, Karaköy, Kızlan, Emecik, Balıkaşıran, Akçapınar, and ends in Akyaka.

The Carian Trail is an 820 km long-distance footpath exploring the South Western corner of Turkey through the modern provinces of Muğla and Aydın.[1] The trail is new and winds through some of the lesser known regions of Turkey.

The trail was explored and mapped beginning in 2009 was opened by Yunus Özdemir, Altay Özcan and Dean Livesley.[2] It was opened for travel in 2013.[3][4]

The trail is named after the Carian civilization, indigenous people of Asia Minor. It passes through an area with many ancient ruins.[5]Stone paved caravan roads and mule paths connect villages from the coast to a mountaineous hinterland. There are pine forest covered mountain slopes, olive terraces and almond groves which are an important part of the region’s economy.

The trail is signed and waymarked allowing both independent and group travellers to hike and enjoy the scenic beauty and cultural treasures of Caria.[6][7][8]

Cologne

Why is this city Köln called Cologne? like perfume, see Eau de Cologne.

Long ago.. The city was named Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium in 50 AD.

Eau de Cologne (French: [o d(ə) kɔlɔɲ]; German: Kölnisch Wasser [ˈkœlnɪʃ ˈvasɐ]; meaning “Cologne Water”), or simply cologne, is a perfume originating from Cologne, Germany. Originally mixed by Johann Maria Farina in 1709, it has since come to be a generic term for scented formulations in typical concentration of 2%–5% and also more depending upon its type essential oils or a blend of extracts, alcohol, and water. In a base of dilute ethanol (70%–90%), eau de cologne contains a mixture of citrus oils including oils of lemon, orange, tangerine, clementine, bergamot, lime, grapefruit, blood orange, and bitter orange. It can also contain oils of neroli, lavender, rosemary, thyme, oregano, petitgrain (orange leaf), jasmine, olive, oleaster, and tobacco.

In contemporary American English usage, the term “cologne” has become a generic term for perfumes usually marketed towards men.

Koblenz, with Deutsches Eck

Koblenz, with Deutsches Eck

Today’s adventure was a bit further south from Cologne, to Koblenz. 

Again lots of history, from Roman’s thur medieval Germany to the world wars and today.

Lots of walking around and visiting places of interest, quite a few things were closed for winter but plenty of shopping opportunities

Koblenz (German: KoblenzGerman pronunciation:[ˈkoːblɛnt͡s] (About this sound listen)), also spelled Coblenz (English and pre-1926 Germanspelling) or Coblence (French: Coblence), is a German city situated on both banks of the Rhine at its confluence with the Moselle, where the Deutsches Eck (German Corner) and its monument (Emperor William I on horseback) are situated.

After the WW II