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Winter fun in Chamonix, Part 2

After our off day in Geneve we continued our adventures in the Alps. Unfortunately the weather changed a lot, so this time we faced totally different conditions which was kind of fun as well..

Night Chamonix, Alps

By the time we returned from Geneve it was already dark. So we decided to have some lunch in the city. After all at night it is as beautiful as it is at daytime.

Night streets in Chamonix

Beautiful cute night streets.

Restaurants in Chamonix, Alps

Many different restaurants and bars.

Train in Chamonix, Alps

The city even has its own train. Even though I haven't seen a single one.

Night burgers in Chamonix

Night burgers. Probably the largest we ever had.

Night streets of Chamonix

After these enormous burgers we decided to call it a day and headed back to our apartment.

Going through Chamonix

The next morning. Going for the bus stop.

Bus full of skiers in Chamonix

And this is how all buses look like. Feels like only skiers and snowboarders are allowed.

Cloudy weather in Chamonix

And this is the weather we are facing this time. Not as shiny as it used to be a few days ago.

Huge line to the ski lift in Chamonix

Doesn't seem like the weather is scaring off people.

Queue in Chamonix

Finally going up.

Beautiful valley in Chamonix

Once again admiring the wonderful view on the valley.

The tracks map in Chamonix

Exploring the map of the tracks.

Queue to the ski lift in Chamonix

Quite a long queue to the ski lift.

Ski lift in Chamonix

The weather seemed to be ok at first, but then turned out to be worse.

walkie talkie talk on ski lift.

Talking to others on the walkie talkie.

Strong winds in Chamonix, Alps

This time no t-shirts. Winds are quite strong so there is no chance you can snow without a mask.

Beautiful mountains in Chamonix

But still. The mountain view is terrific at any weather.

clouds go over the mountains in Chamonix

You can see how clouds go over the mountains.

Taking photos in Chamonix

Taking photos you all are watching right now. Not as comfortable as it usually is. And quite cold as well.

Chamonix valley

Chamonix valley.

Skis and snowboards everywhere

I guess it's a lunch time.

Having fun in Chamonix

Having fun despite the weather.

Snowboarders in Chamonix

Finally found a place with snowboarders.

BMW xDrive track

BMW xDrive track that takes a video and your time lap. All you have to do is wait in line for your turn.

BMW xDrive track

Here I am finishing the lap.

Snowboards in Chamonix Alps

Boards are everywhere.

Different track sign in Chamonix

Different track sign. Green, blue and black tracks are available.

My photo in Chamonix, Alps

Here I am. Looks like the weather is getting better.

Skier on the mountain background

Sanja getting ready for the ride.

Chamonix valley, France, Alps

Chamonix valley, France, Alps

Like it in Chamonix

Yeap, I like it here.

Blue sky in Chamonix

Finally, At the end of the last day the sky clears up.

Beautiful Chamonix valley

Taking the last ride around this beautiful valley.

Cute streets of Chamonix

Here is a small overview of the city. Very cute small streets..

Cute streets of Chamonix in Alps

..with the small wooden houses and snow hats on the rooftops.

BEautiful Chamonix city

And of course beautiful mountains on the background.

Funny snow hat on a menu of the restaurant in Chamonix

Nice menu in a restaurant. Can imagine how much snow there used to be.

Small wooden house in Chamonix

Gorgeous view on Chamonix and mountains.

I wish I had a view like this when I look outside my window.

Funny horse in Chamonix

Found a funny horse in the middle of the city.

Church in Chamonix

The same church that you already have seen in the first part. Beautiful, isn't it?

Wooden house in Chamonix

It was getting late so we were lucky to witness a staggering sunset.

Beautiful mountain of Mont Blanc

The light became just perfect for great mountain pictures.

Mont Blanc view from Chamonix

By the way this in Mont Blanc. The highest point in Alps. Looks amazing.

Mont Blanc view in Chamonix

Of course it is possible to get up there but unfortunately the weather wasn't the best, so we would only see clouds all around us. And it costs 50 euro a person to get up there.

View on the Mont Blanc mountain

It's a good thing they have web cameras so you can see is it worth going up there. And unfortunately it wasn't. But the view from the bottom is also quite inspiring.

Souvenirs in Chamonix

At the end we decided to check out some souvenir shops as well. As always I take some close macro pictures.

Magnets of the mont blanc in Chamonix

Here are some more.

Post card in Chamonix 1973 Olympics

Classical post cards. Reminder of the Olympic games that were held in Chamonix in 1924 and 1973.

Beautiful evening in Chamonix

Last evening is always the most beautiful.

Full restaurants in Chamonix

Having a late supper. And it's Friday so all places are quite packed.

Cheese store in Chamonix

Cheese store. Hundreds of real French cheese.

Peaceful streets of Chamonix, Alps

So peaceful. Don't want to go back.

Classical clock on one of the buildings

Classical clock on one of the buildings.

Night party on the mountain in Chamonix

Since it was Friday there was some kind of a party on the top of the mountains as well. Looks like fun. It's a shame we didn't manage to get up there. Maybe next time.

Sports shop in Chamonix

One of the sport shops. Everybody are watching some snowboard movies on the big screen.

Watching snowboard movie in Chamonix

I would gladly sit there for another hour to watch it with the others as well.

defibrillator in every shop in Chamonix

By the way - every shop has a defibrillator. In case of the emergency. I think this is really awesome.

Snowboard pillow

Snowboard pillow

special room for your skis and boards

And at the end a little bit more about the apartment. Here is a special room for your skis and boards. Very useful.

A place to dry your boots

A place to dry your boots. First time am I seeing something like this. You can dry not only boots but gloves hats and all other kind of stuff there.

All National Geographic magazines

One of the coolest things in our apartment was a shelf full of the National Geographic magazines starting from 1970-s.

Hundreds of National Geographic magazines

You can see how many was there. Of course I instantly found the one that came out when I was born. August in 1985.

More then a hundred years old book

The 1896 year book. More then hundred years old. Amazing. I wish I had more time to read it.

Furniture with the hidden bed

But the coolest thing of all was of course the secret bed that we found just by chance. You can see here is just a typical furniture. There are the National Geographic magazines as well by the way.

Hidden bed in furniture. Comes out of the closet

This is how it works. You just press a button on a remote control a bad comes in and out of the closet. I've never seen anything like this. Feels like you are in a Sherlock Holms movie.

Hidden bed in the furniture. Chamonix

And here we are. Ready to go to bed. Simply amazing. And imagine how the saves place. One moment there is a table and a guest room, and the other you have yourself a double bed. Unbelievable. I want this kind of bed at my place.

Beautiful holidays in Chamonix

And this is it. Thank you Chamonix for the wonderful holidays. We had a great time and will definitely come again.

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