Chalet Clair Matin
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... caught a local train to Chamonix proper and checked back into the Grand Hotel des Alps, our original starting point, where we were repatriated with our luggage. The rest of the day was spent relaxing in the hotel and waking the busy streets of Chamonix. Checkout tomorrow and we start our journey to Paris via a B&B in ...
... our way to le Peuty, passing a heard of cows and our first goats. As the day was supposed to be a pleasant hike (14km, 2500ft) and feeling bad about missing the Fenetre d'Arpette the day before, we bumped into some fellow travellers who said they were heading to the col de Balme as well but rather were going via the Chalet de glacier. This was an hour from our current location, back up the mountain (and 45 minutes from our days original starting point!). Not to ...
... and everyone in tow. This is an important thing when the train comes to your village only once every hour. Sitting there and admiring the view, I checked on the schedule again.
iPhones are magical things when travelling. Allows us to sort out the most efficient, most beautiful routes in Switzerland and taking the headache out of map reading!! Yup...here we are. On time - I thought to myself - to catch the train at dock #2.
Wait a ...
... Angela wowed us with fresh pizza. Mmmmm…felt like we were in a 5 star restaurant. Now that we knew where to get wine, we were on "sommelier duty" and she was the chef du jour! Once again she had us entranced with her European adventure stories, and had me making a mental note about all the Italian villages that we absolutely needed to visit.
Ahhh…I love "restaurant" nights!
... regular basis. It's very dramatic too - we are at 1000m, but the valley below that took 20 mins to drive up from is about sea level. One of the oddest things about L'Abri to me before I got here was the fact that we are requested to only have 2 short showers a week. The reason for this is that we only pay 35 Francs a night for all accommodation and meals, to make it as accessible as possible. To be able to do this in Switzerland, one of ...
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