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Last Days in Switzerland

March 15, 2009

Since Josh’s last day of work was the end of February, we were able to spend a few weeks in March traveling around Switzerland.

First we spent a week in Zermatt. Zermatt is a little town in the canton of Valais and is the home of the Matterhorn. We went there in April 2007 while on the Glacier Express with Josh’s parents. Unfortunately, it was too cloudy that day to see the Matterhorn.

Zermatt is known for being a car-free town. What a load! It may be gasoline-car-free, but there are enough buses and electric cars to cause a headache for pedestrians. Regardless, we had a great time skiing in Zermatt and in Cervina across the Italian border. And we even enjoyed some wonderful views of the Matterhorn.

For the second week in March, we went to Grindelwald. It’s a very Heidi-esque town. The weather wasn’t so great for us this time, but we tried to make the most of it. It snowed almost the entire time from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. We had one good ski day and one semi-nice day hiking around the town. We decided to take our chances and pay the small fortune to go up to Jungfraujoch, the highest point in Europe. It was a bad move because there was quite the snow storm going on up there with 70km per hour winds. We couldn’t see a thing and all the viewing platforms and half of the attractions were closed. It’s definitely more of a summer thing to do.

All in all, these were some nice good-bye trips in Switzerland.

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