Globe-Trotting Jayhawks: Lisa Blair & Tyler Johnson
From Aug. 8-18, the Kansas women’s basketball team and staff will embark on a 10-day foreign tour through France and Switzerland, as the Jayhawks aim to build team chemistry and grow together on and off the hardwood. Throughout the tour, which includes four games, a different player on KU’s 2016-17 roster will share what the team was up to each day while abroad.
Day 6 – Montreux, Switzerland
After a failed attempt to download movies to bypass our six-hour trip, the ride was not as painful as I thought. I was too caught up into taking in the fascinating scenery and was entertained by the team’s lyrical skills.
I was not sure what to expect from Switzerland other than trees, but this country is seriously AMAZING! After a nice dinner of Margherita pizza, we took a walk down the promenade, and witnessed a glimpse of the Swiss night life. We saw people indulging in a silent rave where music is played through headphones instead of out loud, which I have only seen on TV, and it was pretty cool.
We ended the night with ice cream (pistachio and chocolate for me), and basked in the Swiss atmosphere some more before we headed in. Without a doubt Switzerland is more beautiful than I could have even imagined, and I look forward to coming back with enough time to soak it all in.
So far this is the greatest experience I have ever had when it comes to travel. Yes, the six-hour bus ride was not fun but the view… wow. I have never been so amazed at nature’s creation before in my entire life.
Switzerland is beautiful. Not only is the lake mesmerizing, but the mountains just take your breath away. I spent most of the day and all night spending time looking at the mountains. Switzerland is a place I would easily come back to whatever chance I get.
Lisa and Tyler
Location Run Down
Montreux is the main resort area of the Swiss Rivera, which is the stretch of Lake Geneva roughly between Lausanne and Villeneuve. The Swiss Rivera rivals its French counterpart in its ability to attract rich and famous residents. A mild climate allows sub-tropical flora to flourish along the lake promenade.
The population is 19,700 with an elevation of 1200 feet. Montreux retains a strong musical tradition. It has hosted a major jazz festival annually since 1967 and a classical festival since World War II.
Up next Kylee Kopatich recaps the Jayhawks first full day in Switzerland along with the third game of the foreign tour.
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