I mean, if there is one thing I did not expect to find tucked a top of the Alpes in France, is a Buddhist center, Shedrub Choekhor Ling Monastere & Centre Bouddhistes Tibetains Mont Saleve but there it was, quietly and yet, magnetically providing us with one of the most amazing views of Geneva. You hardly see a soul, aka the residents, besides the regular tourists strolling by on their way to the peek, and stopping for a casual beverage and a culinary menu to die for and the employees but what caught my eyes the most, besides the calmness irradiating thorough, is the art surrounding the building; modern and yet effective. It is Art!
Esserts-Salève, Rhone-Alpes, France
When the mountain in your path is so huge, it feels like a big brick wall and you are about to hit it. Yes, we all have been thorough the ringer, that little dance of hitting a break wall, finding ourselves a top of a steep mountain sometimes, searching for our souls and resolves to no avail. Some have been there and many will be there one day. It is a given, that’s what strengthens us, what builds character. No one is immune to it but it is how we deal with and the method we choose that makes it whole. It is what it is and we should remind ourselves that we are blessed always regardless.
I had just finished a tour of Cailler Madison, Cailler La Chocolaterie Suisse factory, learned how chocolate is made, its process and types of cacao beans, nothing new here coming from an island, smelled different aromas of exquisite cocoa, tasted all the chocolate samples on the table the factory produces and was just in awe. Now, the verdict was in, they were saying hello to me, which one’s to buy as I set foot in the lala land of the souvenirs boutique. Too many to pick from and my brain wasn’t having it. I needed a moment to reflect on the trip I was going to embark but my brain still didn’t want to cooperate as each one of the tablets were pleading, pick me, pick me on a sea of many. I was left to confer with buggsbunny to please guide my taste bud to make a sensible decision but my wallet was like, really? Yes wallet, take a seat!