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So I've been in Switzerland for nearly two weeks now but it feels a lot longer. It’s bizarre how being placed in an alien situation forces you to adapt so quickly but I guess that’s just part of travelling. You are forced to forge relationships quicker, learn areas quicker, pick up new cultures quicker because the time you have is fleeting in the grand scheme of things.
The beauty of my surroundings has ...
... roads. As we turned in for the night, we noticed the huge Staubach waterfall was illuminated from bottom to top. The effect, though a bit Disneyland-like, was stunning. DAY 11 We are blessed, once again, with perfect weather for our next alpine adventure. This one is a bit more tame than our Via Ferrata escapade in the Dolomites. Today, we ride a cog railway from the valley floor, through alpine meadows and villages, and through a tunnel blasted 100 years ...
... closed shops since it's Sunday. The church is closed too (apparently Swiss churches do this a lot). The buildings are depressing square grey concrete, and it isn't until I get to the river that I think the city looks pretty (from the waterfront). I climb to an elevated park to survey the city, then back to the train station to attempt Euros again. It doesn't go well. I make frustrated rounds of 4 ATMs, an info desk, and a cash exchange, until it occurs to me ...
... had a two hour trip over the border. It is strange and a bit sad that there is no one from Switzerland present. It is so encouraging to meet Europeans with real faith, knowing that evangelical Christianity is struggling here. At dinner I sat next to a delightful young German teacher, Ruth, (who speaks perfect English and teaches it) who was so passionate about their school in Stuttgart. I have met Africans, Indonesians, Americans, English, ...
... I put my fleece on. We hiked for another 15 minutes and I took it off for the rest of the hike.
It was too cloudy to see the Eiger. The views were very nice, even without seeing the tops of the mountains. I got to stand and play in the snow. I’m already starting to jones for ski season! Jason was lobbying hard to come here for skiing over spring break. There is no way I will be able to talk Kim into that one!
Other places to stay in Riederalp
Riederalp | 4 star hotelfrom $332
Riederalp | Hotelfrom $210
Riederhornweg, 9, Riederalp | Hotelfrom $129
Zentrum Riederalp, Riederalp | 4 star hotelfrom $188
Riederalp | Hotelfrom $334
Aletschpromenade 25, Riederalp | Hotelfrom $233
Riederalp | Hotelfrom $183
Riederalp | 3 star hotelfrom $144