First Encounter with Snow in Titlis

We went to Mount Titlis that day and it was my very first experience with snow. I was very excited to finally be able to touch it for the first time in 20 years! 

We had hours of road trip to get to Mt. Titlis from our hotel in Zurich. At first I thought that it was gonna be another trip like we had the past week, but as we got closer to the destination, the road we had to pass felt SO scary with lots of curves. I quickly told myself “this is so not worth it”. That’s how scared I really was.

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We had to ride THREE different cable cars to get to the top of the mountain, which is 10000 feet above sea-level. The first one was like a normal cable car, it could transport up to 8 persons. The second transports up to 70 people in one ride (if I’m not mistaken). The third or the last one before getting to the top is called the Titlis Rotair. It’s not like an ordinary cable car ride as you would imagine because it revolves 360 degrees during the 5-min trip. Titlis Rotair could also accommodate a lot of people in one ride (around 50 I think).

Once we got to the top, the view was incredibly beautiful. Words can’t describe how amazing it was; how amazed I was. Enjoy some of these photos.

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We started to really feel the low temperature from the second cable car ride. It wasn’t insanely cold that day, but as a girl who lives in a country where it’s basically summer all year round, I felt like I should have worn a thicker jacket. The 14 degrees Celcius temperature didn’t stop us from playing around with snow and of course, touching it. I was VERY happy, but the only thing in my mind that moment was to get inside the station and buy a cup of hot chocolate. We spent about half an hour outside, just to take photos and walk around (it was slippery as hell), then ran inside the restaurant to have lunch.

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We spent the rest of our day in lovely Lucerne, where I had the time to relax and stroll around the Chapel Bridge area. We also visited the Lion Monument although it was under renovation.

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bought some mini macarons from Bachmann in Lucerne
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smiling just because gelato!

 

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