Travel Blogs from San Giovanni in Valle Aurina
... planet guide it is very rare to get checked but we still counted ourselves lucky! Being at the train station 40 minutes early meant Ash had another opportunity to take some photos of the Grand Canal. The light was pretty so it was worth it. It was a one hour and 10 minute train to Verona where we had a one hour stop before getting our Austrian train to Innsbruck. The train ride was simply stunning. There were huge mountains ...
... made goodies like gingerbread houses for sale for Christmas that are gorgeous (my next project), handmade chocolates and biscuits. Every looks so dangerously delicious. The windows of our 4 story b&b have been decorated to look like an advent calender, which looks pretty cool if you ask me (we are no. 13). As you walk out of our door you are welcomed by Christmas markets, lights, food, gifts, music and more. These have been occupying our time at night, as we both cant resist ...
... been gritted but water flowing across the road had washed all the grit away and was now freezing over and made it extremely dangerous for me. Extreme gentle handling of the bike was the only solution!!
Finally I reach the summit of the pass and not long after enter the town of Vermiglio (I think) where there is loads going on. The cable car is running taking skiers to the top of the surrounding mountains and the whole town just seems alive with people. I stop here for a cuppa ...
... The efficiency of the transport system in Austria is quite remarkable, synchronised, punctual, and cheap. We opted for the Austrian buffet in the hotel for our final meal - deer stew with dumplings and cranberry sauce, breaded chicken and pork medallions with herby potatoes, lubricated with a large local bier. Pricey, but very filling! A final round of cards and an early night, ready for an early start ...
... we went with in Munich who based most of his presentation on philosophy so we could "feel the history" instead of just knowing it. I thought it was a practical and effective approach and felt like a local informed citizen of Munich by the time it was over.
But as great as the history is, I can still only take in so much at a time while maintaining my appreciation and sanity. ...
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting