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... I'm still very confused as to how they stay up there and don't plummet to their deaths. Snowshoeing proved to be a super fun experience with a heavy reliance on balance, which apparently I don't have too much of. But I only fell once, everyone in the group fell at least once, even our chaperone!
Then we got to spend some time in the village, it was so quaint. There was the ...
... can get some of the effect.
So back to my first time skiing...ever.
I did 4 runs today before my body told me I needed to stop. My first run down the bunny slopes was kinda awful (as expected for a newcomer). I couldn't stop, or turn so basically I did what I could to slow down and ended up wiping out hard many times.Thankfully I had Katy with me who is from Colorado who talked me through it and got my confidence back up. After the first run, ...
... for Malaysia
Because I have still some weeks before my departure i decided to do a quick visit to Poland just a couple of days, haven't been there before and the flight was cheap so i took my chance.
Today would actually have been my official last day at work, but since I took a day off for snowboarding, Thursday (yesterday) I said goodbye to most of my colleagues. So now here I ...
... Christmas magic.
Aussois is a stunning town on the edge of a national park and we were not disappointed... except that there was absolutely no snow! The entire alps region was snowless -- this on the first and only time we would be spending Christmas in the Alps. We were constantly told how this has ...
... skiers than us.
Aside from these minor hiccups we managed to play some card games and relax, do a night ski run with torched from the bar with some alcohol in the bloodstream, make snow angels and snow men, drink wine and eat cheese. We called in the NZ new year at a bar on the slopes and watched a night torchlight ski run by the ESF ski instructors complete with fireworks. A cracker of a holiday really. Worth the hiccups.
Happy New Year ...