My first acquaintance with the Alps was quite short but very relaxing. We went to Annecy (you can see some photos in my previous post), a town in Haute-Savoie, because we heard it was a great place to visit. Its main attractions are the lake and the mountains. We planned our holiday in advance hoping that May would be a hot month and we would get a chance to go for a swim in a clear blue water, but the weather had other plans for us. On the day when we arrived it was only 10 degrees, it was raining, the cold wind was blowing trying to steal our umbrella but the view of the lake surrounded by the mountains was magnificent. Luckily the following days it was sunny so we took a boat trip and walked along the lake admiring the picturesque scenery.