My Dumbass trip to Chatillon
Trip Start Nov 24, 2010
27Trip End Apr 30, 2011
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Today started early, because of the season not starting till the 3rd of Dec Champoluc is quite and the buses don't run as often as you would find in the ski season. So I got up at 6:15 got myself together and went to wait for the bus down the mountain to Verres, this was all good except from the school kids travelling to....well school! I think there day starts at 8-2 our time which is like 7-1 your time ! Think yourself lucky you 9 till 5 past 3 school goers!
Anyhow I knew I had an hours wait in Verres for my connection to Chatillon where I was to find an office kind of like a job centre office where I would apply for a tax code, so i popped over to a petrol station and had briosh and a coffee. The surrounding views to this place are magnificent pictures t follow
So I jumped on the bus and set off to Chatillon asked at the info desk and was told to follow the signs for the bank and its on your right.....all said in italian mind!
As I was walking up you see all these littel shops where maybe a cobbler is woking away and a butchers hanging fresh meat but you still get the feeling of a ghost town. I reached the bank and looked for the signs for this office and boom there it was! I was jumping in my boots another adventure to somewhere I had no idea of and i'd done it whoooha!!
So went in and you have to get a ticket (just like at Morrisons at the cheese counter) sat down and then it hit me........I'd only gone and forgot my bloody passport! ! !!!! ! *&^:?"^%$£~^%*(&%£ couldn't believe it, you know when you finally realise and you can picture where it is in your bag at the hotel nearly 3 hours away (with bus waiting time) ahhh I was so angry at myself. This office place has strange opening times lunedi & Venerdi 8:30 - 12:30 Martedi & Giovedi 14:00 - 20:00 (Mon & Fri) (Tues & Thus) and by this time it was 10ish so there was no way of getting back up to Champoluc and back to Chatillon. The whole ride back I was like "dumbass dumbass what a friggin dumbass"
I put it down to an early start, strange surroundings and worrying about the travel! I will do the trip agin on monday this time with all my documents and the plus side is I know where it is! whoo!
Got back to the hotel and cleaned the bar as I thought i'd better do something useful with my day! Did this blog checked some shizzle and went for some tea had a kik ass pizza and a couple of beers, came back and chatted on msn crashed in bed!