Hotel La Prairie
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... the country for four months loomed in the background.
Thanks to the empty window seat next to me, I settled into my Swiss Air flight thinking I was going to get some sweet shut eye. Unfortunately, I was wide awake... BUT it just meant that I got super excited about all of the airplane food I got to eat (never underestimate a packaged brownie from Switzerland), and I watched Boyhood (which I hear won a Golden Globe) - ...
... but we are getting there.
The trade off is we are in a beautiful environment. Very dry air, and hard water. Altitude also affects the temperature water boils at, and how long things take to cook. Soft boiled egg is 6 minutes. Fortunately there is an App to help with such things. Also means that hangovers can arrive early and hit hard. Possible due in part to dehydration, but alt also contributes to less oxygen in the blood. Up and down stairs is often hard ...
... made for amazing scenery. We had a lovely afternoon, we missed Marni, it will be great when the four of us can ski together.
I managed to get better at skating today, but just as I stopped I over balanced and put my arm out to stop the fall, it was the arm I have had the injury on for the last half of this year. I thought it had been getting better up until we got to skiing. Les Houches interchanges between runs involve ...
... had 153km to cover, supposedly 3 cols and 3300m of vertical, with the cut off time at 5pm. I hope I'm not out there that long!
Here is the detail on the stage from my Strava stats - hope the link works (if not try copying and pasting into your browser).
http://www.strava.com/activities/758821 63/embed/398b4c924414b23ad16e419eda16e9 7a61d95fc7
... a little slice of home.
After lunch we went to the UNHCR Headquarters and learned about The Role and Activities of the UNHCR, an office that works with the countries who have signed the Geneva Convention for Refugees to ensure that refugees and Internationally Displaced People (IDPs) are being provided their rights. It was really interesting to learn that the highest contributor to the organization is the United States, which sent $800 million in ...