Annecy – The Lost (First) Month

I have been patiently waiting for fiber optic internet to crawl to my building, supposedly at the speed of light. They said beginning of October, but it’s still not here. Anyway, I have slowly been getting better at finding ways to get around this issue. The other night I finally figured out how to force my phone to always use 4G, even when the signal is weak, and voilà – now I have good internet speeds again! In any case – that was just my long-winded excuse as to why I haven’t posted anything in over a month. Now, where we left off – Annecy!

If someone were to ask you to describe a typical smaller European town, you would probably end up describing Annecy. The capital of the department of Haute-Savoie (Upper Savoy), in the southeast of France, Annecy is extremely close to both Switzerland and Italy. There are mountain ranges all around, in fact Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps, is just southeast of here. There is a big lake nearby and canals all around the city. The Old Town (Vieille Ville) is extremely picturesque as you will see below. There are little shops, cobblestone streets, a building that used to be a mint, then a prison, and even a chateau! I have to walk through that part of town every day to get to class. I love it!

I’ll tell the rest through the captions in the photos below.

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