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... this week, so fingers crossed we will go skiing. Last Thursday we went to the local pub, nicknamed 'Blue Bar' purely because the outside light is blue- makes sense I guess. I walked up with hopes that quickly dissolved when I saw that there was only 4 people and the barmaid. A few 'vin rose' later and I thought it was time to head across to where a painfully attractive man was sat. Attempted to speak some French and he tried to speak some English. ...
Up early to head into Chamonix and catch the bus to Italy to visit Aosta.
The first part of the trip took us about 18 minutes to ride through the incedibly long tunnel under Mont Blanc, but when you come out the other side, you are in Italy. We changed buses in Courmayer, Italy (which we had hiked through a few days before) for a local bus to Aosta. Along the way, the bus stopped in ...
Leaving the attractive village of Courmayer, we wished we had time to spend an extra day.
Right away we were hit with a very steep and rocky uphill that the guidebook had sugercoated in its decription as not that bad. It was bad. All in all, the steep downhill into Courmayer and the steep uphill slog to get out was the toughest part of the whole tour du Mont Blanc.
... out some clothes and hung them out on a clothesline in a super windy spot overlooking a glacier.
Dinner was a terrific risotto dish and pork in a cream sauce. Finally no cheese (were not in France anymore!). We sat across from an older British woman who was walking the whole hike by herself!
We had private room for oursleves which was a treat and we slept like the dead.
... tall Dutch guys (neither could stretch out in the bunk beds), an uncle and his nephew. The uncle was 72 and had just hiked from Amsterdam to Istanbul and had written a book about his adventures. We noted his email and plan to write him after the trip.
Before starting this trip we imagined that most of the other hikers would be very young and that we would stand out as the senior citizens on the trail. Actually though, there are lots of people, our age, ...