Heidi, Heidi - jou wereld is in die berge :)
Trip Start Aug 29, 2007
13Trip End Oct 01, 2007
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The natural beauty of Switzerland is magnificent. The rolling hills, seemingly endless waterfalls and rivers combined with the dominating mountains make the landscape truly spectacular.The proof of the pudding they say is in the eating, in this case the proof is in the photographs that I have posted. I spent the time enjoying the passing beauty while listening to my personal soundtrack and I could only think that I was extremely privileged to be viewing this landscape. At this point, I could only say: Thank you, Vinnie ;)
After my beautiful trip, I finally arrived in Zermatt and well - the town is simply glorious. There are no cars. The air is clean. The landscape is breathtaking. Picture postcard perfect is only way to really summarise it. The horizon of Zermatt is dominated by Matterhorn and the town is used as base for all the alpine activities. This includes skiing and mountain climbing. I spent the afternoon walking around the town and staring with my mouth agape at the beauty that surrounded me.I concluded my fist evening in Zermatt with a gastronomic masterpiece of grilled fish - simple but delicious.
Matterhorn called to me all evening and when the next day dawned, I knew that I had to get closer to it. The only means at my disposal is a very expensive cable car to the peak of Klein Matterhorn. I grudgingly paid the money knowing that it has to be something exceptional was waiting for me at the top. I was not disappointed - I cried at the peak - I found that it was impossible for me to witness this beauty and not become emotional and a bit spiritual about the event
Eventually,I descended back to the town of Zermatt where I learned of a cog railway that could take me up to the peak of Gornergrat which I did with much enthusiasm. Though the view from top was impressive and it afforded me the opportunity for some great landscape photos - it didn't compare to Klein Matterhorn but I guess very little will. When dusk descended on quaint Zermatt - I was left with only one thought. I didn't get to ski. Okay, you should know that I can't ski but if this town is this beautiful in Summer - I can only imagine that it is a Winter Wonderland. I have to witness that!!!!!