Travel Blogs from Gryon
... to find two connected pistes to spend the rest of the day. I have to say I've been quite impressed with the quality of a piste called ''les evettes'' in the Flegere area, it immediately became my favorite piste, mainly because of the width of the slopes.
Ski townwise Chamonix was dazzling with all the sports shops, (Mammut, North ...
... help us with everything even translating for us on our arrival
with our hosts who we do not see or hear for the next 4 days.
Today we go up in the cable
car to the very top of Mont Blanc it is 3800 meters and quite a fast ride. I am
suffering from the altitude and it is very hard to breath and my lips are blue
by the time we get to the top. I struggle into the warmth of the ...
... all at once.
The early morning is brisk and bright and we stroll through the village admiring the colourful gardens and the cleanliness of it all. We will come back to Charmonix after we pick our son Ashley up from Geneva he is flying in from London where he is working for 2 years.We have not seen him for 8 months and we are looking forward to sharing our last week in France with him.
Off we go into Switzerland along a route that we do not have to pay ...
... sitting outside and talking to other people who live here all winter long, working in the ski resorts in the villages up the road. I want to do that! I spoke to Merlin (our host) and he told me that there are the 2 most expensive international boarding schools in the world just up the hill. He suggested I check out their website and get in contact with them about possible jobs here once I graduate from grad school because I would ...
... in itself!
A few days later, we drove to the beautiful city of Basel, divided by the river Rhine in full flow from the melting snow in the Alps. Luckily for us, we where invited to the Basel Tattoo and where surprised to see the Adelaide Police brass band.
With an audience of 8000 at each show it is estimated the band, led by Drum Major Sgt Adam Buckley, performed in from of more than 140,000 ...