Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Alps: The bigger thrills in Life

This has been one of the most exhilarating weekends of my life. I am somehow short of words to describe my experience, but I'll give this my best shot.

We reached Garmisch, which is in Bavaria, southern Germany after changing 3 trains. The weather was luckily on our side, which i think added to the charm of the place. It's got to be one of the most green places, with the cleanest air possible. After stuffing ourselves with greasy burgers from Burger King, we headed to the gorge there. The Partnach gorge runs a stretch of 700 meters. It has a series of galleries and tunnels, which allowed us to walk along the river and behind waterfalls. I don't think my words here would be able to do justice to the visual treat i had. But, if you guys do ever get a chance, do not miss this one.

The second part of our trip was to Zugspitze. This is the highest mountain in Germany, which is 2962 meters above sea level. It offers you an option to trek to the peak with all the hiking gear. This my friends, was the best part of the trip. Imagine, you have steep snow on both sides, and only a harness and some clips to hold on to. While climbing on the top, I'd like to admit, I slipped twice and fell right on my behind, but the thought that this could dis-balance my friends and of-course lead to a loss of life, kept me going. Its strange how much we trusted the German equipment and went ahead with their spirit. It would've been quite shameful not to do it, when little kids and old people went right ahead to do the trek.

Sitting here, again by the window, I can only tell you guys, if you plan to visit here, we must see the Alps. I'll be putting up pics shortly on FB, so that you guys can have a look at what we saw.

I know today's entry sounds more like a page from a Garmisch brochure, but I had to share this with you guys.

Bye, until next time.

1 comment:

  1. sounds great...eagerly waiting for the pictures =D