Engadine: A Swiss Paradise
was two years ago in winter when I went with my
family to Engadine. The journey by car was pleasant
until we reached the bottom of the Julier-pass when
it began to snow.
The way down towards Sylvaplana was less stressful and we knew that we
would arrive in paradise.
the weather became very bad and soon we found
ourselves in a storm. On
the top of the pass, the visibility was almost zero
and we had to guess where the crash barrier was up
on the drop.
was terrible, the snow turned into ice and stuck to
the windows despite the heating being set at full
blast. Several times I had to get out of the car in
order to clear the ice from the windshield and
release the wipers.
the way down towards Sylvaplana was less
stressful and we knew that we would arrive in
snowed without interruption the first day of our
holidays and not being used to this natural weather
any more, we found it simply magical to watch so
much snow falling down on the mountains.
following day, skiing in this large, amazing area
made up of frozen lakes and rivers between white
mountains, we discovered a little hut next to the
cross-country ski tracks, close to a farm.
There was a fridge in this heated wooden cabin
that contained milk, cheese and yoghurts for
An amazing area made up of frozen lakes
and rivers between white
was a list of prices for each item. You took what
you wanted, then wrote down the total on a note pad
what you had taken and put the money into an open
box and if necessary took the change.
else could you find such trust? As Ive
already told you, Engadine is still a paradise but
for how much longer?
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