Hotel Therme Vals
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... them here between October and April. At the border an Italian officer asked us if we had anything to declare, 'No' we replied, he waved us through, there wasn't any control into Switzerland. Further along a Swiss policeman was stopping vehicles and telling them put their chains on, he asked us if we had four wheel drive, we have so he let us pass. As we climbed up to the Julier Pass the road snaked back and forth, but we mostly ...
... Ajax play Barcelona in the champions league. Thurs 6/11/14
- I slept in and had leftover hard boiled eggs and grapes for breakfast.
- I walked around town afterwards, there was snow everywhere!
- I tried to find the old city, got lost a bit then gave up and pulled out my map.
- The old town was really nice (very quiet as well)
- I found a hill and followed the road up the side ...
... There were six baths; two main baths, one inside and one outside, a cold bath which was freezing (14 degrees Celsius), a hot bath, a flower bath (with flower petals floating in the bath and a lavender aroma in the room), and a sound bath which is hard to explain, but it was pretty much a bath in a dark room with some lights pointing up to the ceiling and there were sounds being played (I know this is a horrible description, but like many of the things I have seen and ...
... was amazing. They spoke Romansh, the awesome Swiss language that like 10,000 people speak. Despite what our professor said, it is not like Latin. The pictures can’t even start to describe it.
We also went to the St. Benedict’s Chapel in Sumvitg (aka tiny cute Swiss Heidi town number 385). They also spoke Romansh here. The chapel was really cool. It was a lot smaller than I thought it would be ...
... just rolling down the side of the mountain. Up in the pass, I could not stop taking pictures, actually, this goes for most of the journey. What made it so beautful I think was that we were above the tree line so it was just all white.
While we were stopped for a few minutes at the top, we got to see a snow plow in action. I forget the exact number, but it could move a few tons of snow pretty quickly. And the layers of snow right out the window of our car ...