We departed Leukerbad pretty earrrrlllyyyy in the morning. A little too early for my liking but the snow stopped and the ice had melted, the sun is shining again but no amount of clothing could save me from freezing my little tush off at my next destination.Our bus stopped at a typical Valais village called Tasch, 1449 below sea level with a population of less than 1000 people.It's only 6km away from the tourist famous Zermatt where you can go up to the highest point to see the Matterhorn.
You gotta take the specially made Matterhorn Gotthard Railway train uphill to reach Zermatt within 12minutes.
Gerald's travelling smiley. Basically he passes this onto friends who are travelling so they can take pictures at famous landmarks with it. Brilliant idea just that it was too cold for me to even lift up a finger, what more to take the paper out from my bag T_T
Sorry Gerald =(
Sorry Gerald =(
So here are some photos at about 10 000 ft above sea level in winter. Yeehaw! it wasn't as fun as it looked cause I could have gotten frostbites darnit!
My 18y/o sister
and my 21 y/o brother
But they both act like they're 15 -_______________________-"
Just a little somethin somethin for the other half, at 10000 feet above sea level, in the middle of winter. I nearly got frostbites trying to sweep off excess snow so I could stick the polaroid in =P
We spent about 1 hour on top, until the next train came along. I swear if it wasn't because of the cafe/toilet/souvenir store, I would've died from the cold by then. Me+winter = worst combo ever. I was born to be a beach baby -_-'
View from my window on the way down to the skiing town, Zermatt. Nice, right?
Zermatt is a small ski town where people would flock during winter for skiing activities. Pretty small with some restaurants, log cabins/ winter chalets, souvenir shops, winter clothing/skiing shops and best part about this town? Well, no one could drive in their vehicles cause they want to conserve it so they use cute tiny electric cars/buggy/trams instead.
And I swear that Laderach is the best chocolatier ever! Beats Godiva or Patchi anytime T_T
And I regret so much that I didn't buy more cause I couldn't find any when we reached Zurich.
Well, that's all for a day's trip to the peak of the mountains to view the Matterhorn. Unfortunately it was foggy so we couldn't see it properly. Fret not, we actually went up to another mountain peak on our second last day there =D
Next stop was to overnight in Montreux, a small vintage town known worldwide for their jazz fest and celebrities who called it home. We stayed at one of the oldest hotels ever, like for real. My room felt like it came out of a scene from Poltergeist, and my parents' room door looked like a dungeon door. I was super sleepy and tired that I didn't even bother to walk into town to check out their Christmas Fair and Casino. Ended up falling asleep over Skype with point8cam hahah
Gonna talk about cheese and medieval village on the next post! =)