Twelfth day: May 30
This day was our most exciting
before that, we had to see a little bit of France.
From St. Vincent we drove toward the Mont Blanc and crossed the
famouos Mont Blanc Tunnel.
Mont Blanc Tunnel
major Alpine automotive tunnel connecting
France and Italy. It is 7.3 miles (11.7 km) long and is driven under the
highest mountain in Europe. The tunnel is notable for its solution of a
difficult ventilation problem and for being the first large rock tunnel
to be excavated full-face—i.e., with the entire diameter of the tunnel
bore drilled and blasted. (http://www.britannica.com/eb/article?eu=54793&tocid=0&query=mont%20blanc).
Right after the
tunnel, we found a hike which took
us to a very beautiful glacier.
Driving toward Chamonix France we
could see the majestic Mont Blanc. We stopped in Chamonix just to buy
some souvenirs and we were on our way to Switzerland. Driving
through the border between France and Switzerland was nothing.
They did not even looked our passport.
By two p.m. we arrived to
tasch from where one can not drive a car to Zermatt. Zermatt is a
gasoline free city. We had to take a train with which it took us about
half an hour through this beautiful country. In Zermatt which I think
one of the most beautiful place I have seen we hurried toward the
Matterhorn. I could not wait to see it in real life. It has been a
lifetime long dream for me. We found a cable car still working, taking
us up to a smaller hill toward the Matterhorn. We bought our ticket up,
and decided to walk down.
On the train to
Cable car ride to the
After walking down from the mountain, we
were hungry, thirsty and ready to rest. We still had to take the train
down to Tasch, and find a place to sleep. By 7:30 p.m. we did all that,
and were sitting in the restaurant of our nice bed and breakfast.