Hotel La Galise
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... We stopped in a tiny cafe and ordered pizza for brunch. What a disappointment! We think it may have been frozen. Hard to believe, the worst pizza we ever had was in Italy! Later that afternoon, after exploring the city, we had pizza again, and this time it was one of the best we had ever had, and in a charming sidewalk restaurant.
Headed back to Chamonix late afternoon.
... it would be very busy here with people heading for the ski slopes, as it is it's pretty quiet. The train was fuller than last year, that's because we're in the last couple of weeks of the Summer Season, so there's still back packers heading south. It's quite a long train ride from Paris to Milan and will take you about 7 hours, but it's pretty cheap, costing about £45 per person. After we'd stopped at Modane, which is ...
... of the entire trip.
Bonatti was one of the better refuges, and even though we slept in a dorm it was an enjoyable place to stay. The etiquette at the refuges is that you remove your hiking boots near the entry -- there's usually some kind of "mud room" or tiny place to store your boots in a cubbyhole. You walk around the place in sandals until it's time to leave.
... and our legs and knees felt like petrified tree stumps by the time we reached town. Before Courmayer was the very charming village of Dolonne, which was a treat with its stone streets
Still it felt great to be in a real town after several days of remote wilderness. We had a private room at the hotel and a pizza and wine dinner at a nearby restaurant. We could finally check email and go to an ...
... out some clothes and hung them out on a clothesline in a super windy spot overlooking a glacier.
Dinner was a terrific risotto dish and pork in a cream sauce. Finally no cheese (were not in France anymore!). We sat across from an older British woman who was walking the whole hike by herself!
We had private room for oursleves which was a treat and we slept like the dead.