One of the main reasons for the trip to Europe late last year, was because my father wanted us to experience and play with snow, at least once in our lives. It was the first time for both my brother and sister, but even I could barely remember the feeling of having a handful of those cold ice in my hands (ais kepal air batu campur tak kira eh!). We saw snow on the streets throughout the journey, but the snow on the streets couldn't beat what we experienced at our next destination in Switzerland. It takes about 3 hours on road from Milan to Leukerbad, and about the same via rail, if you decide to go there. Leukerbad is situated in the Valais region in Switzerland, surrounded by the majestic Alps and blessed with 65 hot springs. The town below the mountain was just a small town, like those sleepy towns, especially in winter, was where we had lunch. No choice but to swallow another dry Fillet O' Fish (barf level went up by then)
The journey up was nothing short of breathtaking and surreal. There were thick snow everywhere but it wasn't snowing just yet. Thank God it didn't cause I was seeing cliffs at every corner, I wouldn't want the tires to frost right then and there or we would all be a goner -_-"
I couldn't stop taking pictures!
Only when we were almost there that it started to fog and the snow was falling quite heavily. It was one of the quietest and strenuous bus rides I've ever been in. Imagine everyone just leaving their fate in the skillful hands of the bus driver, hoping that we'd reach the top of the mountain in one, meaty piece.
Well, we finally arrived and checked into one of the spa resorts, Lindner Alpentherme Resort and Spa, one of the biggest thermal bath spas in the mountains. The main reason for tourists and locals alike to be flocking Leukerbad was to ski, or just to relax over thermal bath and spas. I didn't bring any swimsuit and my dad was against us swimming in the snow (yes, you actually swim outside while it's snowing in hot water) although there was an indoor pool but it's okay, we were busy taking pictures and videos (and i was busy eating lemon sorbet in the icy winter) to feel like we were missing out haha
It looked like I had fun playing in the snow kan? Well, the truth is, it only lasted for about 10 minutes, until I decided that it was too cold for me and ran back into the hotel. Best part? I was too fast for the ancient automated sliding door that it closed while I was going through it. I think you can derive the ending from there. Luckily, I wasn't injured but it was majorly embarrassing. Fortunately, I had my hoodie on (operasi cover muka berjalan dengan lancar)
Well, we were there only for one night, thankfully, cause I'd be bored out of my brains since it was too cold, too quiet and no, there were no parties going on. Everyone was double or triple my age -_-"
I think I went during the wrong season. I heard there were hot girls in summertime, tanyalah Ubir (tipu je nih) =P
Ah well, I didn't take photos of people swimming in the thermal baths, I was scared it'll be offensive so here's a picture from... GOOGLE! (teman baik Luqiee) =D
Are you enjoys? (that's intentional by the way, in case you had the thought that I have poor grammar) -_-"
PS: If you wanna read up more about Leukerbad click here