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Europe » Italy » Aosta Valley » Cogne July 13th 2016

How you could wake up wobbly here, with that view, I don't know, but I suppose it had to happen at some stage. When I think about why, it's Isabel's birthday so we are feeling bad we're not at home, we've been pushing the envelope to bursting for a couple of weeks now, and sleep deprivation and I don't go well together. So, anyway, I was in two minds about inflicting my mood on others on the walk and thought seriously about spending the day just relaxing at the hotel - not a bad option! In the end though, I pulled it together and went along, not wanting to miss the very last hike. I really stomped up those mountain trails at the beginning, making sure I was a distance in front of everyone and hoping ... read more
Cate and Greg, Gimillan hike
We walked down the hill to the river, then across the bridge and up up up.
Mick reading to everybody after lunch

Europe » Italy » Aosta Valley » Cogne July 10th 2011

Where did I leave off, I have to apologize for the last post….seeing that I probably could of waited for sobriety to explain my travels. I have just got home from school, and I can say that Italian is not an easy language. This weekend was wonderful, and a part of me wishes I were traveling between tiny cities with no real perception of time. Aosta in an hour and a half with no real plan of what we were going to do. The tiny town draws many tourists, but the cobble stone roads, colorful painted houses, and quaint cafes finally gave me the real stereotypical impression of Italy. Aosta is home to numerous roman ruins; the Roman theater is impressive with the view of the Alps from behind. The air was clean, the sun was ... read more
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