During our first year in Geneva, the snow still shy away from us. After the last snow fall, there was no more snow, Ashraf asked again n again for snow but it refused to snow again! So, what now!! We need to chase the snow for him rasanya... One day, as if answering our bequest, our friend asked us to join them for a ski trip and this wouldbe our second trip out of Geneva. Since, we are car-less yet, we car pooled with kak Normah while Izan & Hairil in their Citroen. This time we headed for a small, ski town of Chamonix which is famous for its majestic Mont Blanc (the White Mountain!!). Chamonix is just located 1 hour drive south of Geneva through the French highway A40 or known as the Blanche highway. I was so fascinated with the trip here because most of the time, we have to go over so many bridges or known as viaducts along the highway. In fact, the bridges are very, very tall along the mountainside. Among the viaducts that we have passed are Viaduct des Egratz.
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Spring now :: flowers blossom everywhere. But I want to recap our first winter experience here in Geneva. We arrived Geneva during the midst of winter around 6th January 2007. Most of the days were gloomy but there was no sign of snowing. Snow was not a new phenomenon for me. In the States, the first year I've been there, I've experienced a major blizzard in Lehigh and Boston. As for the boys, this is quite a new experience for them. Ashraf used to experience winter in New Zealand and Istanbul but it did not snow there. Only deep coldness! Back at home in Malaysia, Ashraf always made imaginary snow with my talc powder, my facial tissue and even my flour! All because of Thomas the Tank Engine and its series. I remember one series in which Thomas entered into a tunnel and exited into huge snowbank... and Terence, the Caterpillar had to tow Thomas away... After that, tamat riwayat bedak.. I think the huge Anakku talc powder, 2 bottles... We had that bottles since he
Location: Versoix, Switzerland
Cuti Easter :: Musim bunga :: Prague. Dua minggu sebelum itu, merancang dengan rakan sepejabat untuk mengambil cuti Easter. Easter adalah cuti umum di Switzerland selama seminggu. Destinasi yang dirancang adalah ke Republik Czech, sebuah negara di Eropah Tengah yang bersempadan dengan Poland di sebelah utara, German di sebelah barat, Austria di sebelah selatan, dan Slovakia di sebelah timur. MAZDA 14 tahun Itu destinasi yang akan dituju. Merancang untuk bermalam di rumah rakan diplomat di Prague, ibu negara Republik Czech. Di Vienna akan bertemu dengan seorang rakan lagi sebagai "pemandu pelancong" tidak rasmi. Rakan kepada rakan saya ini. Perjalanan sejauh 2,000km bermula dari Geneva ke arah Prague kemudian turun ke Vienna, Austria sebelum pulang semula ke Geneva. Tempoh yang memakan masa hampir seminggu. Oh ya, dengan memandu sebuah Mazda 323F yang dibeli dengan harga CHF6,500 yang berusia 14 tahun. Gila? Tidak sampai tahap gila, cuma penuh yakin dan bertawakkal...
Location: Prague, Czech Republic