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... over exploited coast, that from past experience has little to offer us, and take us inland.
Doing this has rewarded us with some of the best that Spain has to offer. Great mountain scenery, and some fantastic, old rural villages. There are also an amazing number of deserted farms with crumbling buildings. In the past these farms would have provided plenty of
local jobs, but today’s big farms mean less jobs, and nearly deserted rural towns. Unemployment here runs ...
After leaving the Piedmont region of Italy, and before heading back to Geneva for the airport, we made a quick two-day stop in the beautiful French alpine town of Chamonix. Arriving here on Thursday in the driving rain, we kept hoping for a break in the weather so that we could see the fabulous alps, including the Mt. Blanc, the highest peak in Europe.
Sure enough, patience paid off, and Friday afternoon the ...
We drove all the way to Switzerland to pick up David & Jordan from the airport in Geneva. After much organisation over the past few months and not knowing where we would be it was great to work things out and get together with my brother and his partner Jordan. We spent the week generally catching up and enjoying the beautiful Autumn weather. On our first full day we spent some time hiking a small way up to the ...
... br> village called Salvan. The building in these villages are original old and
typical Swiss chalet type. The roads are very narrow and all the buildings are
adorned with Geraniums and other flowers. Truly a very pretty sight.
From Salvan he began our descent which took us past an old
waterwheel driven mill that is still in action and then onto a very steep path
that has been paved with steps built out of the local rock. The path winds down
through a pine ...
... were we would be met by our two new loving friends.
So much of life is about timing and luck. Even though we had sold everything we owned, we felt extremely rich. We had our health, great kids and living a dream. Life is full of ups and downs, never take the ups for granted and hopefully learn to weather the downs. ...