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... those hills. Torture! Livigno is an interesting town. It was suffering from poverty so they decided to compensate for its isolation in a little pocket of Italy near Switzerland by making it a tax free zone. So we wandered the streets when we arrived and looked at the high class duty free stores. We got Mark some excellent running shoes, special sports socks and some aftershave - just in time for his birthday on the ...
... planning on having a
braai. Not to be since the moment the sun went behind the mountain the
temperature dropped below anything that is possible to braai in. The braai was
cancelled and we moved across to Stef’s house for an excellent cooked supper
prepared by Stef and Jan. A bottle of wine later we headed back to camp for a
good night's sleep.
So the warmup walk over, my tour guides, Stef and Corinne,
decided that a somewhat more challenging walk would be in order. So we jumped
onto a bus and headed out to a spot on the Julier Pass. From here we headed
straight uphill for 4 and a half hours to the top of the Fuorcla D’ Agnel Pass
which lies at an altitude of 2984 meters. The wind was screaming and it was
trying to rain. However the rain was turning to ice and we nearly ...
... as they were kind enough to allow us to use
the cable car to get to the top of the mountain first.
As always the scenery was stunning and even though we were
treated to a few drops of rain the excursion was great.
The afternoon was spent watching Stef hard at work teaching
people to kiteboard after which we did some shopping before going for supper at
So finally the time has come to set off for Switzerland to undertake
a tour to determine the place of my future home. Our plan is to tour
Switzerland for a few weeks in a camper, with a view to finding a place to buy
a house and settle for our retirement.
My good friend, Nigel Simmonds kindly agreed to drop me off
at King Shaka International airport and after a three hour wait I boarded ...