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... beautiful and the hotel top class. We left there for hour or so drive to Lake Lugurno and the city of Lugurno in Switzerland. Lots of expensive shops. Then from there to a cable car ride to mountain top. Fun watched the people ride their bicycles down and do the paragliding off the ...
Our first stop today was Genoa. This s m favorite city so far. All the 15th and 16th century buildings still there'll get her. I is a world heritage site but even so most have at least some smattering of new buildings thrown in incongruent lay. Not here. It is built on hills- there are 3 funiculars and the largest population ...
... good job even though the cramp in my hands took about an hour to wear off.
After braving the descent we set off on our way towards
Locarno but decided to stop for the night at a place called Saas Grund. Saas
Grund is a mountain village situated 1559 meters above sea level and is very
picturesque. The road there was also quite interesting, being narrow and steep.
A quick braai for supper and an early well deserved night.
... After lunch JJ tried out one of his birthday gifts. He has some 'run slides' which attach to shoes and can be used to slide on snow. We moved to the slope at the side of the restaurant and tried them out. JJ found them quite tiring but good fun. After this we headed back down the hill on the gondola to get back to the hotel.
At the bottom of the hill I went to the ski pass office. I had been told that it is cheaper to extend the pass rather than buy a day pass so ...
... bar which is the lowest lift on the glacier in the summer. We went up this lift and then found a route to mid mountain we had not used before. It was really quiet and allowed us to play with our turns. The slopes were really in great shape still and it was possible to find areas which had not been touched all day.
We went back to the mid mountain T-bar and looped it twice. We said good bye to John as we wanted to head down as we were tired but he was going to go up ...