Thursday, August 30, 2007

Mont Blanc/Chamonix/Trains

That is how the travels go just not in that order. We have made it to Chamonix after 11 hours on trains and quite a few tranfers. We got here when it was dark out so no sightseeing yet. Might spend a couple days here. The town is really small, low key and pretty cleared out of tourists. Hiking and biking may be on the menu. On the way here though we managed to navigate through the Paris subway system with ease and take the tram through Geneva to our connecting train without getting lost. I think at this point, big cities have lost their charm and now it is time to actually get out and see the country side. Hostels have been really cheap, $18EU a night so money is good but now that we are in the mountain towns things may cost a bit more. Max, I wanted to let you know I saw a technique extreme store here like the shirt you have. It was closed but I will check it out tomorrow and maybe get a shirt. Other than that, everyone has been fairly friendly, even the french, and other backpackers have been really cool with helping us out when needed. Hope everyone is doing well. Miss you all.

-Patrick

5 comments:

Justin said...

Isn't life on the road wonderful. The trips between destinations become as memorable as the destinations themselves. Continue to enjoy. Patrick I'll have a beer at the brewery tonight for you if you sip one for me in the Alps.

Evan said...

Sounds like french version of Bozeman.....

Danny said...

so sleeping on trains. have you and kevin cuddled yet? Sounds like your having a great time, phoebe says woof

Danny said...

have you seen any hostels that except the international hostel card? are prices different from the forums you were reading?

Patrick said...

Danny, I have seen the european hostel card but it does not offer that much of a discount. They are pretty cheap anyways. Oh yeah, no cuddling with kevin yet, just with the stranger sitting next to me. Justin, Bozone sounds good but the wine and beer here is pretty damn good. I will have one for you.