The past few days had been really busy with meetings, discussions and all manner of business interactions. All set in the midst of mountains, lakes and very old hotels. These are venerable dames, dating back a few hundred years and frequented by the likes of poets, philosophists and even of course the movie stars.
One such location is Vevey, a city perched on lake Geneva. More famous for its corporate son – Nestle (which I do not work for), the city was also a host to folks like Charlie Chaplin.
Well, he actually lived in Vevey for well over 25 years, bringing up his four kids. Now I actually only recall the silent black and white movies which he was supposedly famed for in the 1930s. But he is much more renowned than for those works.
Anyway the town which Sir Charles Chaplin spent his life in has been celebrating the near 75 years of his achievements (he started at 7 as a child actor!). I could see it everywhere, from the statue near the Hotel Grand Du Lac by lake Geneva to the chocolates you can buy.There are even tours here dedicated to showing you about his life.
Well, you learn something everywhere you travel to. Even when it is for business.