Oct 10, 2012
Nov 25, 2012
Left castelrotto bus to Bolzano, showery only so good for travel. Bolzano by train to merano then train to mals. This was a 2carriage train massive windows even bigger than normal regional trains. Beautiful country looking at forts, castles, snow, alps. Then postal bus from mals to zermez Switzerland. It is known for travelling through 3countries over high mountains then into valley. It lived up to it. Just got through small winding roads in the villages only just without scraping . Again no English but another lady helped out. Stayed zermez then off to pontresina to catch the bernina express railway line. Ok know we have seen wonderful parts but this is even better. Got off train at ski ing area, cable car...gondola.. With all the snowboarders,skiers as season opened 20oct to diavolezza bernina 3000m. Wind howled up there through the alps, saw another glacier, nick lost his cashmere lined gloved in the wind but then picked up someone's else's flying past -within 10seconds and the correct hand as well. We did see this person later on with one glove....oops. He didn,t fess up and I kept walking. So nicks glove is down the slopes somewhere. We saw the Swiss ski team juniors for 2017 finishing their training. Picked up train again to alp grim, then onto night at poschiavo. Small Swiss town everyone said hello in their language which seems a mix of Swiss,Italian,French,German .so heading off today to Milan for 2nights then we think to lake como.