It was actually quite a productive week - got a great deal done and feel ready for the weekend.
As Tanya was heading on a five hour drive to St. Moritz yesterday, I was getting a bit of pampering.
I went for a manicure, as well as a relaxing back and neck massage. I always tell them 20 minutes and as it's approaching the 20-minute mark, I almost always say "ok - another 10 minutes."
But, today, I was in a bit of a rush, so I kept to my original time directive, in spite of wanting more time in the worst way!!
I then went to get my kiddies from school - no bus today, since I wanted to save a bit of time as I needed to get to the airport by 3:15 to pick up my friend.
We had such a fun night hanging out and catching up!!
Moving on... Let's take a look at the lovely Swiss city that Tanya and gang are in today!!
17 FUN FACTS ABOUT ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND
1. St. Moritz is a luxury alpine resort town in Switzerland’s Engadin valley.
2. The town is a municipality in the tourist friendly district of Maloja in the Swiss canton of Graubünden.
3. St Moritz's southern tip offers the scenic views of the highest summit in the Eastern Alps, the Piz Bernina.
4. Among the most popular sights in the town include; the Segantini Museum, which is listed as Swiss heritage site of national significance.
5. The 3300 meters high Piz Corvatsch which boasts an ice cave and an eight-kilometer long ski slope down to St.Moritz-Bad.
6. St. Moritz hosted the Winter Olympics twice - in 1928 and 1948.
7. St Moritz reached its current fame as the cradle of winter tourism, although the St Moritz mineral springs were already well known in the Middle Ages. Particularly during the summer months, it is a place of pilgrimage for visitors from all over the world.
8. St. Moritz is one of the most expensive skiing resorts, attracting oil barons, sports moguls and Hollywood celebrities in equal measure.
9. The resort town experiences an average of 300 days of sunshine.
10. Among the most popular pastimes in the resort town include; skiing, snowboarding, and hiking, as well as visiting the nearby world famous Cresta Run toboggan course.
11. A Swiss hotelier laid the cornerstone for winter tourism in the Alps with a bet in 1864. He bet with his British guests that winter in the Engadin valley was as sunny as the summer – and he won.
12. St Moritz has since been considered the birthplace of Alpine winter tourism and celebrated it 150th anniversary in the winter of 2014/15.
13. Snow-white slopes and trails are right outside the hotel in the midst of the breathtaking mountain landscape of the Engadin valley.
14. There is a total of 350 km (217.5 miles) of pistes in the ski areas of Corviglia/Piz Nair, Corvatsch and Diavolezza/Lagalb and a few smaller areas.
(credit: Bespoke Switzerland)
15. St. Moritz offers such a wide variety of different sports as St Moritz, particularly in the Summer and more and more young people are drawn to St Moritz to climb mountains or to try out the numerous mountain routes on a mountain bike.
16. St. Moritz has a population (as of 31 December 2015) of 5,067. As of 2008, 38.0% of the population was made up of foreign nationals
17. Most of the population speaks German (58.8%), with Italian being second most common (21.8%), and Portuguese being third (6.6%).
Well, that's it for today!! Hope you had a great day!!
Tanya's Daily Scoop CURRENTLY TRAVELING IN: ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND
Back in St. Moritz
Good day everyone!
Greetings from St. Moritz, Switzerland - the birthplace of winter tourism.
We arrived into town in the evening yesterday after a nice morning in Zermatt, and then a road trip over the Simpson Pass through the Lakes Region of Italy and then back up the crazy hairpin switchback roads and over the Maloja Pass.
And then as if that wasn't enough we had some issues with check in and while I was doing so, Dave apparently had an unwanted drunken visitor open the passenger door of the car - while Dave was in the front seat (although he did not know how to lock the doors), he had to shoo the fellow along and caused him much stress for the remainder of the night.
But before I go any further, let's take a look at some pics from the earlier part of the day, before we left Zermatt.
I'm leaving you here with a shorty, as today we are all bundled up for what is suppose to be one f the coldest if not the coldest day that we had been expecting and off to the FIS and more...but I'll go over all of that with y'all tomorrow!