Thursday, 16 January 2020

Chalet Rofel (Zermatt, Switzerland)

Yesterday and today I did pretty much the same thing. Walk around Zermatt, take more pictures, and plan out my travels for the next month or so. Mostly planning travel.

I held up planning travel to see what the weather is expected to do for the next couple of weeks. True, a few snow showers would be nice, but I can’t control the weather. I thought about staying a few extra days in Zermatt but thought it would be best just to move on and explore more of the Swiss, French and Italian Alps as planned.

I finally decided on where to stay in Montreux, Lyon, Turin, Verona, Trento, Innsbruck, and Cyprus. Why Cyprus again? Because it is not part of the EU Schengen Visa program. I’m on the borderline of exceeding the number of days I can stay in the Schengen countries. Plus, I’ll use Cyprus as a place to relax for a couple of weeks before ramping up my travel plans.

I’ll miss looking out the window and seeing the Matterhorn a short distance away. The pictures I posted on Instagram and Facebook really resonated with friends and family. Who knows, before I return to the U.S. I might make another trip up here. There is a reason why the Matterhorn is pictured on this travel blog – it was one of my inspirations for my 4-year travel adventure. I’d never been here, but here I am.

Tomorrow I will travel to Montreux and stay a few days and visit a couple of the resorts on Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps. And my inspiration for seeing the other parts of the Alps as well. My Airbnb host has arranged for a taxi to pick me up tomorrow since there is no way I’m going to roll my suitcase to the station. I’m preparing for a very busy month of travel coming up.

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