Albergo Grandes Murailles
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... and around others, up one side, down the other. I was really impressed with the covered roads down the Alps on the Swiss side. Clearly it snows enough there for them to say "lets just put a roof over the road, that wound be nicer than clearing the road" We stopped in the little village of Martigny in the valley. The sign said on the way into town "The village of Art" Thinking it might just be a nice spot to stop, have some lunch, then head ...
... us up. We took the Gornergrat train up to almost 3000m (almost 9000ft). From there we walked approx 10 minutes to the Iglu village. It is very fancy with a nice ice-bar, restaurant in the iglu. All the rooms have different ice-carvings. My Swisscard friends had booked us a romantic-room. We had a giant whale above our bed. The next surprise was the apéro with Champagne, cheese, meet and bread. The cheese fondue was served as dinner at ...
... alone with no other peaks as high to take away from its grandeur. From Zermatt you get the view where its shape is easily recognizable. Zermatt itself is a resort town I would want a ski vacation at and the town doesn't allow cars just golf carts opertated by the town acting as taxis. We got our dose of Swiss tourist shops full of Swiss Army Knives in ...
... awesome. The hostel I was staying at was part of the Hostels International chain (like the one I stayed at in St Moritz). These guys know how to do a breakfast! They even had Bircher museli!
brings me delicious hot chocolate which revives me. We continue up the stairs
to the viewing platform and views are unbelievable and the sight will live with
us forever. Not nearly as cold as i thought it would be. Absolutely perfect
weather and we can see for 100's of klms. What a magical place this area was and we are
sorry to leave it and we set off at 6.30 am the
next morning in the ...