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Engadine: A Swiss Paradise

Daniel from Switzerland

Engadine
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The way down towards Sylvaplana was less stressful and we knew that we would arrive in paradise.

It was two years ago in winter when I went with my family to Engadine. The journey by car was pleasant until we reached the bottom of the Julier-pass when it began to snow.

Suddenly, the weather became very bad and soon we found ourselves in a storm. On the top of the pass, the visibility was almost zero and we had to guess where the crash barrier was up on the drop.

It was terrible, the snow turned into ice and stuck to the windows despite the heating being set at full blast. Several times I had to get out of the car in order to clear the ice from the windshield and release the wipers.

But the way down towards Sylvaplana was less stressful and we knew that we would arrive in paradise.

It snowed without interruption the first day of our holidays and not being used to this natural weather any more, we found it simply magical to watch so much snow falling down on the mountains.

The following day, skiing in this large, amazing area made up of frozen lakes and rivers between white mountains, we discovered a little hut next to the cross-country ski tracks, close to a farm.

Engadine
Photo: Daniel
An amazing area made up of frozen lakes and rivers between white mountains

There was a fridge in this heated wooden cabin that contained milk, cheese and yoghurts for self-service.

There was a list of prices for each item. You took what you wanted, then wrote down the total on a note pad what you had taken and put the money into an open box and if necessary took the change.

Where else could you find such trust? As I’ve already told you, Engadine is still a paradise but for how much longer? 


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