Hotel Arena Alva
Travel Blogs from Laax
... updating this lot.
The hotel is way up high, very picturesque, and it's a sort of cabin style.
It lovely tho and you are in the neighbourhood, definitely worth a visit.
Breakfast was great, and the people really friendly. One fella, it seems all the locals use this for morning coffee break, asked me how you say bon appetite in English and all I could think was, Enjoy.
Now off to see an absent mighty four.
Wanted to stop but, the only car park was full, the one street already had four motorbikes parked outside the only pub, and the McDonalds seat was taken, and the local hooker had already pulled the mayor!
Obviously all thats a joke, but I did get through it quite quickly, and wanted to find somewhere to stay.
... queues at the Auguille du Midi. Phillip decided he didn't want to view the great heights of the mountain so I went alone, although I wasn't really alone because each gondola holds about 60 people. So up we went from about 1,000 metres at Chamonix to 3,842m. I know from my experiences in Peru last year that I'm not great at altitude so I wasn't surprised to feel really woozy and short of breath up there but it was really worth it. The views ...
... Kudos to me for finding souvenirs that won't take up room in my luggage! I also found a stainless steel shotglass. Nice! That won't break in my backpack! Then I realized the logo was just a sticker. Not so exciting. Thus, I leave with only a pressed nickel, for which I overpaid. C'est la vie.
Next stop: Heidiland. I'll admit, I didn't take the time to watch the Heidi movie before my trip. Maybe on the plane ride home. The name Heidi makes me think of the goats I had growing ...
... course lots of OMGs! As the pace slowed we were able to enjoy the Swiss alpine scenery - it's just magnificent riding through alpine forests - beautiful scenes around every bend. We'd tackled the hill climbs admirably along roads cut into sheer cliffs and through tunnels. As we approached the top of the last climb the wind picked up dramatically - a severe storm was behind us. We pulled into a cutting and quickly put on the rain gear - ...
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