Here are some interesting facts and photos about life in the Swiss Alps that I wanted to share with you.
The houses are made from wood because there are tons of pine trees.
The roof always overhangs quite a bit.
and there are often beautiful wooden details.
There are little spikes or beams on top to catch the snow, which helps to insulate the roof.
The dates are often displayed, depicting when the houses were built.
From what I can read, this one says, “With the help of God this house was built. Jean Moulin built the house for Master Vurted.
There are hikes indicated everywhere you want to go,
and getting to your chalet often means going up.
Many of the roads are closed in the winter so you have to get to your house by taking the ski-lift up, and skiing your way down, while carrying your luggage. Sometimes it takes several trips.
You can make your way from one town to another via cable cars, ski lifts and skis.
There are nice restaurants stationed near the ski lifts, and with a little money, you’re all set for food and drink.
There are cows everywhere.
On every hillside. And you can hear their bells clanging wherever you go.
It’s pretty cold, even in the summer.
It didn’t deter these two from swimming …
but they were often the only ones in the pool.
You have to pay just under $3 for a garbage bag because the tax for waste removal is done by collecting money from the garbage bag sales. You can buy them in bulk at the supermarket, or one by one at the community house or tourist center. You also have to pay $40 in taxes to drive on the Swiss highways for a year. You buy it when you cross the border, and you get a sticker with a date to put on your windshield.
Sometimes it’s foggy in the Alps.
And sometimes it’s clear.
But the Swiss Alps are always incredible.
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You have no idea of the noise level that is currently going on in my house. I have so many ideas, I could write a post every single day if I had the time. But I can’t even hear myself think right now until the kids get back in school. So there will be no fiction chapter again this week. May next Tuesday get here quickly! 😉
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