Travel Blogs from Chateau-d'oex
The road to wherever 3-10-15 Stalden - Lauterbrunnen - Ollon
today was a mighty long but enjoyable ride around many new passes which I have
never seen before.
night long the rain was battering down and even when I got up and went for
breakfast it was still battering down so for sure I knew i was going to get
breakfast i went down to my poor soaked bike and gave her a check over simply
to make sure all ...
... wanted to hear before beginning what was planned to be the longest and most arduous bit of trekking on our itinerary.
We decided to mull it over during dinner. Fondue, of the famed L'etivaz, accompanied by dried and peppered beef and a couple glasses of wine. Meringue for dessert and a conversation with the woman running the hotel finalized our decision. We would not make ...
... all 5 of us gathered and started cooking. It was very nice to cook. Some of us were cooking for the first time. And we had to use so many tricks to balance the taste like adding curds when the “bendi masala “ tasted bitter because of its seeds and adding right amount of water etc etc. Finally completed cooking and next day morning we packed all the items we prepared and were late to class. We learnt some more French words and sentences ...
... at the beginning of the tour so that we could taste the difference between the different ages of the cheese. My family tells me that longer cured is definitely better.
While the cheese factory tour was fun, the kids and I were most looking forward to visiting the famous Cailler chocolate factory in Broc (I can't imagine why). Unfortunately, it took us a couple of attempts before we could get in. Apparently, the chocolate factory tour is a hot ...
... pretty well sick of it by the end! One of the main selling points of the tour was the "all-you-can-eat chocolate room"- great marketing because I can assure you, all you can eat is really not that much when it comes to chocolate! Coming out of the chocolate room, we spotted some kids doing a chocolate making course and then it was up and into the shop (don't worry, I bought lots to share with you all back home- fingers crossed they get through customs) and out the ...