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Travel Blogs from Cordon
... plans for us and jetted to a friend at the group sales counter who had instant passes for us. This allowed us to spend time in the mountains as opposed to sweating on the ground.
The first lift took us to an intermediate stop, where we quickly lined up to board another lift that would take us all the way to Aguille du Midi and a height of 12,602 feet above sea level. All four of us felt dizzy and lightheaded ...
It's been a hectic few days, getting ready for this trip, but finally I'm on my way! Pegasus Airlines cancelled my Istanbul to Konya flight and I didn't find out till late Sunday! Managed to rebook for the next morning (Wed) and find a room in the airport hotel. Now I'm on my way ...
... hours we had a baguette, then walked 1hr down the mountain back to camp. In the afternoon we went to Chamonix and booked a guided tour for some hiking and mixed climbing up at Aiguille du Midi tomorrow morning. So excited!! We hired our gear, bought the most delicious pastry, met our guide, then took the bus back to camp. An awesome ...
... passed and then she brought his Coke! He had earnt it.
Due to the mountainous nature of the roads, we found ourselves in and out of several long tunnels. For some unknown reason, we all suddenly became 5 year olds, and continually sounded our horns, confusing all our European cousins driving alongside us.
As we approached the Italian border, we were in persistent mountain rain, which was actually quite refreshing after the previous days heat.
A small queue at ...
... round Apricot and pistachio? maybe some hand made chocolate? I can't decide, Perhaps I could do both tarts, doesn!t look like I'm getting lunch anywhere else today.
Bugger it's locked. Oh well, just have to drool. maybe it's open on the way back.
Saint Maurice de Rotherens is a tiny old town in the foothills with the most stunning mountain backdrop. The European mist (smog?) hides the best of the view, but it's still wonderful. so where are the signs to the walking ...
Other places to stay in Cordon
Les Darbaillet, Cordon | Hotelfrom $129
90 route de la Jorasse, Cordon | Hotelfrom $109
90 Route de la Scie, Cordon | 4 star hotelfrom $164
4080 route de Cordon, Cordon | Hotelfrom $185
2087 route des Miaz , Cordon | Hotelfrom $196
Les Miaz, Cordon | Hotelfrom $59