Hotel Punta Margherita
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... restaurant. Also a very nice and cozy iglu. In total we were a nice group of 15 people. After dinner we went on a small snow shoe hike with great view down to Zermatt, Matterhorn with moon and zillions of stars and of course another small drink. What an experience! Back at the village we went to the heated wooden bar. At around 10:30pm we jumped into the jacuzzi. This was dynamite! Sitting in the hot pool, being astonished by all these ...
... alone with no other peaks as high to take away from its grandeur. From Zermatt you get the view where its shape is easily recognizable. Zermatt itself is a resort town I would want a ski vacation at and the town doesn't allow cars just golf carts opertated by the town acting as taxis. We got our dose of Swiss tourist shops full of Swiss Army Knives in ...
- I woke up and had the hostel breakfast. It was pretty standard, sugary cereal, white bread and some kind of processed chocolate cake thing. Sugar overload.
- I booked a hostel in Zermatt while I was having breakfast. I had originally planned to go to Lugano for a night but decided against it as I was getting a bit bored of the small quiet towns.
- I checked out and caught the metro to the train station. ...
Driving in the luxury of the Benz into Charmonix for lunch
and then through the Mont Blanc 11.6km tunnel into Italy is fantastic and we take the road
leading up and over the St Bernard Pass. it's the highest mountain road pass in Europe 2300 meters. Lucas has put that
car through its paces on the twisting turning switchback roads and scared the
**** out of me on the hairpin bends but ...
... was good, but odd: a great thick vegatable soup followed by meatballs on cabbage, instead of pasta (hey, we're in Italy - what's going on?!). Interesting company at dinner - a British guy and his Dutch wife, an Israeli guy travelling alone, and an American couple from Pennsylvania.
I think I kept the whole dorm room up with my snoring that night (or so Barbara tells me).