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... those hills. Torture! Livigno is an interesting town. It was suffering from poverty so they decided to compensate for its isolation in a little pocket of Italy near Switzerland by making it a tax free zone. So we wandered the streets when we arrived and looked at the high class duty free stores. We got Mark some excellent running shoes, special sports socks and some aftershave - just in time for his birthday on the ...
... quite special. However, as they say, **** HAPPENS, and I
ended up having a blow out in my rear tyre. So the cycle tour ended up as a
walk with bike to push.
We walked to the next village of Cellerina where we found a
cycle shop. Since the repair would have taken a couple of hours we decided to
catch a bus home.
The weather being reasonable ...
... br> proverbials off. Eventually we got over the top of the pass and headed down
into the lee of the mountain where conditions were marginally more pleasant.
Here there was snow and a valley of magnificent color extremes. The rocks
varied in color from green to red to purple and white. At the base of these colorful
cliffs was a lake of the most amazing turquoise blue.
After another hour’s walk we arrived at the Jurg Jenatsch Hut
Camper sleeping always takes some getting used to. Altitude
doesn’t help either. Fortunately I was so tired that it didn’t matter.
We woke up to an overcast and cold morning and after a quick
breakfast Corinne and Stef decided that a warm up walk would be in order. The
definition of a warm up walk being a 14km walk in the mountains. I must say
however that it was ...
... and I was, for some reason, upgraded
to Business Class for the second leg of the trip. Being upgraded to Business
Class is like winning the jackpot. The service is fantastic with champagne,
quality food on proper plates and a seat that transforms into a proper bed at
the touch of a button. HEAVEN………….
On arrival in Zurich I was met by Corinne and Stef who had