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... electric mini bus (as I’ve probably already mentioned, there are no conventional
motor vehicles in Zermatt).
And seeing I said farewell to not just Zermatt today, but also to the mighty imposing Matterhorn, I thought the blog would benefit from a series of photos taken at different times during my stay which demonstrate the mighty mountain's different moods. I've spoken to lots ...
... to be four. The other cable car was headed down to the bottom of the valley..and our fourth was on it, while we were on the car headed up. Thankfully, our fourth managed to find our new friend Liz and together they arrived via the low road back home. The great thing is that if it you just head Down eventually you will find your way home.
Warm bath, more cheese...good sleep and we'll be ready for tomorrow.
... off me with the sheer drops, but the kids trip along like mountain goats
- the waterfalls with cold fresh water to fill our drink bottles
- forests of beech and fir, and green meadows with a huge variety of wild flowers
- mountain cows heralded by its clanging cow bell.
We even got above the snow line on the highest rail line in Europe to Jungfrau glacier, close to 4000m. Magnificent. The kids did tobogganing which was ...
... t like the newfangled stuff like The Beatles. After his little rant, he told us that they had been coming to Lauterbrunnen for 50 years, and we soon figured out that he was a walking encyclopedia of the region. He explained the best trains and cable cars to get to the most spectacular views in the area. There are dozens of cable car and train lines in the Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald valleys. They are run by a private company and not covered on our Eurail passes, but we did get ...
... everything was, and not at all scared. My pilot, Dino, actually let me take the reins at one point and showed me how to steer, how to make it go faster or slower, etc. so I piloted it for a few minutes! Towards the end he did a couple "fast corners" which is pretty much like a sharp turn that feels like a roller coaster, but more fun :-)
After that, everything I can say will sound significantly less exciting, but I still feel the need to mention that I ...