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- Drycleaning onsite
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So, the journey starts. ( And Jan is writing this blogpost because...because) (because stef is working)
We knew we still had some gear to pack so we went to bed early (don't believe me) which resulted in an early start (11 am) the next morning. From the beginning, it was clear, that the ascent to the top of Julier pass will be the hardest uphill climb on our whole trip. It's about 620 m above Champfèr and ...
So just to get things straight. .. in spring I had a student who told me all about her amazing cycle trips around europe and how much fun they were. Long story short, she inspired me and jan to try this out ourselves. Because we worked all summer, and summer was hot, we decided that autumn would be the best time to do this trip. As ...
... 3rd October. Train travel is free with a special pass. I noticed Chris didn't give out the tickets until this morning.....just in case. St Moritz is at 1775 MASL and we are off to Alp Grum at 2091 metres and a 50 minute ride. The trains are fantastic in Switzerland.......clean and always on time with huge windows to view the passing scenery a part of the UNESCO world heritage site. A quick turnaround as it was cold and rainy, back in the train to Pontreschino, a bus to Punta ...
On 9/26 we again deviated from our original plans in order to travel back Guarda to see the festivities involved in bringing the cows down to lower pastures for the winter. Before the parade we heard two men playing alpenhorns for the waiting crowd. Horses led the parade of decorated cows down through the main street of town. The cow who had ...
... they use the whey to make fresh ricotta. The cheese factory also offered all kind of enticing cheese and cold cuts. We left there with a sampling of local cheeses to take with us to Italy. One other reason for our stop in Morteratsch was to hike to the Morteratsch Glacier which is the largest glacier in the Bernina Range of the Alps in Switzerland, but it is also retreating fast. As we hiked along the trail to the ...