Finding Matterhorn II

The part I of this post can be read here : Finding Matterhorn I

I’m waking up nearly every 2 hours to check the weather, but no luck. Even the rain has stop, but the cloud still blocking the view to Matterhorn. So i had to give up with the idea of doing star trail, and can only hope that the sky will be clear up in the morning.

Around 4 in the morning, the cloud start to moving fast ( thanks to the freezing wind ), i can see a bit glimpse of sky and it’s amazing, you can see the milky way.. but too bad, the cloud is keep coming and blocking.

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Finding Matterhorn I

Still in the same Euro Trip at Fall 2009, one of my main mission on this trip is to see the Mount Matterhorn, I don’t know why.. I think it’s really looks great and it will be fun to visit, but some friends tell me that I got fetish on mountain |:

Thanks again to Cessy & Hedi for making this trip possible, and help me to plan the journey on searching the Matterhorn. All I know is I need to go to Zermatt, but I never really plan more detail on how to go higher, get better view of it and arrange the accommodation.

Zermatt,  a small city on Swiss alps ( population : 6000, or 20000 during peak season ), surrounded by mountains with Monte Rosa as the highest peak in Switzerland ( 4632m ) and Matterhorn ( 4478m ) as the most famous one.  Is a free-car city, everybody just walk there, with some electric small car operated by hotel. ( or you can take the horse carriage ) The city was really good for living, no traffic ( because no car ), no pollution, everybody seems happy there ( until they realize that the living cost there are one of the highest in Switzerland ) Frida Lyngstad of ABBA is enjoying her retirement life in Zermatt right now.

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Chateau de Chillon / Montreux

This is a part of my semi-backpacking trip around Europe at Fall 2009 ( i will blog about it later, i promise ) Thanks again to Cessy, Hedi & Family, that allow me to stay in their place during my visit to Geneva and bring me around! (;

Chateau of Chillon is the place that i always see in any Switzerland travel guide books / website. After seeing the photos and hearing their reputation as “Switzerland’s most visited historic monument” ( written as tagline in their official website http://www.chillon.ch/en/ ) i begged Cessy to bring me there (;

Located about 4km from Montreux, at the side of lake Geneva, the castle is actually quite accessible by public transport, you just need to go to Montreux by train ( http://sbb.ch/en/index.htm ) from Geneva ( The nearest city with international airport i believe ) from there you can take local train / bus or even a cruise boat to reach the castle. But that time i’m actually lucky enough to have her drive me there, it’s about 1.5 hours scenic ride from Geneva and it’s 1.5 hours full of fabulous view!

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