I know - Its been a while... I have been in France for the past month with my family for the Christmas holiday. It was really great to see them and we had a blast. We spent the month in Châtel (portes du soleil region) skiing, visiting other cities, and bumming around. Most of our time was spent with the crazy locals, and lots of visitors.
Lukas was the first German to visit - and spent New Years with us. We spent a lot of time skiing and goofing around. It was great to see him - even though Hanna and I lost him on New Year's eve for a bit...not our fault though. See you in Berlin Lukas!
After Lukas came the rest of the Germans, Lisa's family. They stayed for a week and it was crazy. Not all of them speak English, and none of us speak German - so there was a lot of translating going on through Lisa. It was quite funny - seeing what gets lost in translation, even though Lisa is a great translator!
|hiking in Châtel|
|what a view - good thing the pirate ship doesn't block it all|
|Giant fork! Vevey Switzerland|
|Château de Chillon, Montreux Switzerland|
|the barf producing drive to Aosta Italy|
|Aosta Italy, great Pizza - views don't suck either.|
|That a girl Chris!|
|Dad's birthday - post chocolat mousse incident|
|that picture pretty much sums up our time in bars...|
|Chris, Ben, Hanna|
|Last day skiing in Verbier Switzerland with Lloyd|
If I had to sum up my time in France in one sentence (maybe a bit of a run-on) it would be:
We skied, spent a lot of time in Switzerland, had pizza in Italy, got car-sick, went to the spa, broke the car, went to bars, ate at le Fiacre, finally got into the castle, went hiking, danced on tables, had chocolat mousse, watched a mountain bike race in the snow, sang the sound of music and had a kick-ass time doing it all!
As you can see from that sentence - It was a great vacation. It was hard to come back to Madrid knowing that I was leaving my family and friends in France - to come back to Spain where most of my friends are leaving or are already gone... But it will be ok, I am much more proficient at Spanish now, so making friends will be a breeze! (fingers-crossed!)