On and above the alps
Grenoble Travel Blog› entry 41 of 42 › view all entries
January 21st, 2008 – by: dr_rett
The great weather continued the following day - after a lazy morning we set off to Megeve (French alps) for an afternoon of skiing (snowboarding for Ali). It was absolutely amazing, and such a contrast from my skiing experience on Friday! The weather was perfect - sunshine and clear blue skies. I just bought a mini-pass that was just for the beginner slopes, but then also bought a single cablecar pass so I could go up to the top once (where Ali and a friend were) to get a better view.
On Monday morning I saw the alps from a different perspective. Ali is learning how to fly, and for her lesson on Monday she (with her instructor) flew me to my next destination, Grenoble. It was so cool! Again, the weather was great, so we had amazing views of the alps as we flew in between them. I think the French Alps must be the best place to be able to learn to fly!
So now I'm here in Grenoble visiting my friend Christine from South Africa, who is doing her French Masters here for 2 years.
But I have been exploring Grenoble by myself. Yesterday afternoon I took advantage of the great weather and went for a long walk, but today unfortunately it was raining so I did a little bit of exploring of the town and went to a couple of museums. Last night I went with Christine and some of her friends to another South African girl's birthday - and I got to try escargot for the first time! Tomorrow Christine is free so we'll do stuff together, then I leave on Thursday afternoon for a night in London with my friend Jess before heading to Heathrow early on Friday morning.
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