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