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Despite jet lag, a few grey clouds and a bit of rain, we set off up the mountain this morning. This will be a test for my new walking shoes! We're heading up to Gilberto's mountain house for the morning, then we'll drive up the valley to Macugnaga, a bigger village at the end of the valley, near the Monte Rosa mountain. We drive up the mountain a short way and then head off on foot. The road is still made and I'm thinking this will be ...
... in the baking sun holding Duck down jackets and sweating in jeans and wool socks. The temp gauge on the post office says 25 degrees C, hoping for some nice icy wind at the top.
The castle is built around the chapel Notre Dame de Valere and houses the world oldest playable organ. We meet the choir at the top and join their guided tour of the church and castle. Ornate carved panels, frescoes three stories high and original wood doors eroded smooth ...
... earlier to bring along. Yummy bread, yummy fillings.
We sat in 1st class by accident on a train. Simple error. Moved.
All trains seem to have a ticket guy - ticket checker. Some trains you can pay the person, others they toss you off. (at the station not while moving) I'm sure there are hefty fines involved too.
Quite a few people headed to Zermatt based on the lack of seating on the trains and all ...
... bed (actually two single beds pushed together) with big duvets and blankets. We had a sink and mirror and a shared shower and toilet down the hall. Just what we wanted for our little Swiss Alps getaway. We went downstairs, Naurine a few minutes ahead of me. Suddenly, she shouted up for me to come quick! The clouds had parted and now the staggering beauty of the snow-covered Mönch and Junfrau could be seen across the valley. We have beautiful mountains in Colorado but these were ...
... friendly, young professional girls, graduated out of college. I ended up being in the girls dorm. I cooked my food & slept most of the time. I slept even during the day. I really spent my sabbath resting & reading.
People I've met so far:
1. Charlotte - Soraya & Santiago. They are Colombian vacationing in America. We had an amazing Spanish conversation using my Spanish app.
2. Dublin- Esther & her husband. Great airplane seat mate
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