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Back from Alps

We are back from our excellent Alpine adventure, and since I am sure that everyone is anxious to hear about it, here is a brief recap.

 

Three skiers

 

Yes, the skies were azure, the snow was sparkling, the setting was altogether gorgeous, and we enjoyed ourselves tremendously. My three ladies skied as much as was possible within the regimented instruction boundaries. Yours truly, who is not a big skier to start with, managed to pull a knee tendon literally within the first hour of the first day of skiing, after which any attempts to fake some sort of enjoyment of the activity became entirely futile. I contented myself with a bit of snow-walking, but primarily with free bar drinks mixed with sauna, hammam and swimming pool sessions.

I additionally spent a whole day sightseeing in Zurich in the company of two old friends, one of whom I have not seen in almost exactly twenty years. The four of us also went out to dinner with our good friends who live in a sleepy suburb of Geneva. Add in a trip to an indoor water park and an overnight in Reims on the way back, and the holiday ended up not being just about skiing. Which is the only way I’d take it anyway.

I’ll write a series of detailed reports in the next couple of days.

Only five weeks until the next trip…

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