Hotel Dama Bianca
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... br> enough it was 3 chocolate bars and a piece of apple pie for lunch then outside
again to wait in hope that the weather would clear up.
more energetic now I climbed away up onto the viewing gallery and took loads of
photos of the wonderful surrounding scenery.
were all around but trying to imagine just how massive these solid lumps of ice
really are is just impossible. Unless there is a building or a human beside one
... the railway there came a train. No ways was I heading back up that pass for a photo in these freezing conditions.
Onwards I headed towards my destination of Zermatt. The weather was improving as I went and soon the sun was shining and the temp was above 10 Celsius.
This road i was travelling was rather busy and not that scenic either. It went through a number of nice towns with lovely churches and typical Swiss houses etc. but not many mountains.
With all ...
... all the way to Mont Blanc on the Italian side and camp there by the town of Aosta. It was an expensive drive on the motorway that day but then the km go down fast and you get there quickly without spending 6 hours driving. We stopped for a coffee and ordered two lattes. Once out of the shop we realised that they had given us two cups of milk! No coffee! We added our own. On arrival at the campground I was still wearing t-shirt and shorts and the guy booking us in looked ...
... to a fairytale palace in the heart of the ice. Here glittering ice crystals and shimmering ice sculptures danced before our eyes. A few of the group were becoming a little breathless so we returned to the restaurant where Chris had organized glasses of Prosecco ( my favourite) overlooking the mountains. Perfection! Thursday and our last day here. Quite cool and windy as we started out towards the gondola station for a ride up to Trogener Steg then to ...
... bowl with a number of holes on the top and a big hole in the middle of the top. There was schnapps, grappa etc inside, and they lit it, then put the lid on the biggest hole and you had to put your fingers over two holes, drink from one of the others, then pass to the next person without putting it on the table. Round and round it went till it was all finished. It was disgusting, like round up, or weed kill. But by the time we finished it we were all a ...