Charlie and the Swiss chocolate factory

Work in the Alps is going very well. The project is pretty much there and it’s been a brilliant experience. Just one week to go!

On Sunday we got another opportunity to have a day off… so we woke to to find the wonderful view from our hotel room….


…had vanished and been replaced with a thick layer of snow and cloud. So what do you do when outside isn’t really an option? Well I had a good idea… chocolate factory anyone? :P

But more on that later. After the chocolate factory we went for a bit of a drive and accidentally ended up in Italy! How embarrassing :S It’s actually shockingly easy since there is a small bridge only 20 minutes drive from our hotel and it takes you straight there. We got some great snowy views from “the other side”:


After our minor excursion, we did the only other thing any salient tourist would do on a foggy day: go up the nearest mountain! Back up to the top of Mont Bré (which is the same place we went to a couple weeks before on the FUNicular railway…) however, this time the view was … different.


And for completeness here is the same photo of Xav and I “senza vista e con la barba


So that rounded off the day nicely :) But back to the matter at hand, which is always chocolate.

We went to Alprose, a chocolate factory in Lugano which makes some pretty good Swiss chocolate it has to be said. And no chocolate visit is complete without buying a few “samples” to “take home”:

I see it as an investment in my future :D


I may have to leave behind all my clothes, but I think it’s a worthy sacrifice.


And on that Chocólately bombshell, I shall say auf wiedersehen chow grazie mille

  • Happiness. 8 out of 10 (seeing my sister soon!!!!!!)
  • Tiredness. 3 out of 5
  • Free Time. 0.5 out of 5
  • Last Meal. Piadina tonno con maionese
  • Song of the day. Misheard Lyrics: Oh Four Tuna
  • Thought for the day. Movember is almost over :( but I like my moustache :(
  • What I’m Doing Now. Collating cultural learnings of Switzerland for make benefit glorious nation of UK

2 thoughts on “Charlie and the Swiss chocolate factory”

  1. >I wonder what the regulations are for importing chocolate into the EU?
    Surely that's more than 'for personal use'

  2. >according to HMRC, the offical limit for items other than tobacco and alcohol is €400, which is way more than i've spent :D :D

    My hand baggage allowance on the other hand is only 8kg…. and i have 8kg of chocolate alone. This could be interesting….

    I may end up stuffing my face with chocolate at duty free haha

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