Hotel des Geneys Splendid
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... instructors who skied down the black run into Tignes carrying sticks on fire, to celebrate the end of the French kids' holidays) they all came over to the chalet as The Gin, that we nearly missed our entire holiday for, needed drinking and we'd barely made a start on it. Eventually we made it out to the Loop bar. It's not the busiest on a Friday but there was still plenty of entertainment, Hannah and I ...
... I grow up!
Wednesday was also our chalet hosts day off so we headed out for tea, randomly, to the restaurant where Jonas works. We ate with James and Steph, the other couple staying in our chalet. There's another family in our chalet who are part of a big group so we rarely see them, though we can hear them, they can only communicate by shouting, which has become an amusing part of our day.
I arranged to meet up with ...
... down the street a few times thinking I was going a bit mad, I spotted some friendly looking people and asked for their help, and they asked me to join them. Jonas is a Brazilian dentist and Canadian Cam has just left high school (!), and they're doing a season in Tignes. Except that I wasn't going mad, the chairlifts were mainly closed. We eventually found one that was open, queued for 45 minutes, and then hiked up the back to try the off piste. And then I ...
... turn though, rather amazingly, I did manage to drive the same part of the M1 3 times (that's what you get for thinking you know better than the diversion signs) and arrive at the airport by 6:30.
Got through security no trouble and went for a leisurely breakfast (porridge. And a banana. If you're interested). The gate number came up on the screens so off we went, last minute trips to the ...
... architecture, a very Swiss style. Everyone was so helpful and nice, I really liked the small town feel of everyone knowing everyone else. I can't imagine anyone being sad while living up there, it was just so perfect! I am already planning a way to get back up there, I fell in love with everything about the Alps. If you haven't been, I strongly recommend making it one of the top places to visit!