La Reine des Alpes
Travel Blogs from Morgins
We woke to blue sky and a much cooler day. After breakfast we packed up the tent and set out into the mountains. At first we were just driving through the valleys but the alpine views were spectacular once we started to climb. You could definitely feel the temperature drop. We reached a summit that was just over 2100m and all you could see was cloud. They were so low that we were driving through ...
... we slept in, which felt amazing. Traveling wears us out. Then Jess and I explored the city and all of its stores. We mainly were focused on the Swiss made watches, Swiss knives, and Swiss chocolate of course! That night we met her daughter, Merritt and we had a traditional Swiss meal which included using a raclette, which melts cheese that you then put over potatoes or slices of bread. Swiss cheese also turns out to be very delicious. April 4th Jess and I took a trip to ...
... v-2 lockers (a must)
v-1 notebook + 2pens
u-sunscreen and mosquito repellent (can be bought when needed in the place)
v-1 pair of headphones (for long bus travels)
u-1 Eyes mask
v-3 90-packs of contact lenses (I couldn't buy my exact contact lense type in south america. Check this out before leaving!)
u-1 rope (almost never used, but useful to repair stuff)
Back at the hostel I met my new room mate, a pretty awesome Canadian girl who was travelling around Europe for 3 months before doing a science course so she would be able to gain a masters degree in physiotherapy. We had a great chat about our respective countries and bonded over ultimate frisbee.
I am going to have an early night since I think I am getting a cold :(.
... bravery, quick thinking and extraordinarily masculine feats of physical strength - this is all very much far from the point. What should you gather from this fantastic tale of heroism and damsels in distress? That we have indeed made it to Switzerland, home of neutrality and holey cheese. To kick things off, we situated ourselves in Basel for a few days, a rather non-touristy little city at the border of France and Germany. Now, from what I did see of Basel, it was indeed quite ...