A few years ago, I spent a weekend in a little town of the Swiss Alps called Zermatt. Very popular among skiers and mountaineers, Zermatt is also known for the stunning Matterhorn.
Nicknamed as the Mountain of Mountains, the Matterhorn juts out from Swiss’ landscape like a clear, triangular peak. It is hard to miss this one. It also stands as a natural divide between Italy and Switzerland.
Yesterday, when I read Anita’s blog post, I was immediately transported to Zermatt. The cold Winter nights from there are still lucid in my memory. A few days before Christmas, this town was thriving with adventure enthusiasts. As the layer of snow grew taller, the temperature moved to a biting sub-zero. I recall hurrying back with my pizza box (dinner) and avoided skidding on ice through my way. This was particularly tough because of the distracting, Christmasy decorations on every window.
Zermatt seemed to have an old world charm that still keeps my memories warm from my short, semi-frozen stay. Would I go back? Definitely, but with snow boots and a warmer pair of gloves.
Joyeux Noël everyone. May Santa bless us with free, fast Wi-Fi, more visa-free destinations, delicious wine and unlimited storage space in our gadgets!
Good to know
-Zermatt is car-free. The town is very small and comfortably accessible on foot.
-The best way to reach Zermatt is by train.The final station is Bahnhofplatz.
-It is a German-speaking town.
-If you’re planning to travel to Zermatt, you can check this website for more information and tips, including the tickets to the lifts (cable car).
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