Wednesday, February 23, 2011

St. Moritz, Switzerland- Part Two





(click here to read part one)
At departure time, we made our way to the train station and boarded the Bernina Express... and the fun began!

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Crossing the Italy-Switzerland border...

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Entering Switzerland...


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A flowing river of crystal-clear mineral water!


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Awe-struck with the sceneries...


One of the highligths of the Bernina train ride must be the elevation wind at the Brusio viaduct. This ingenious method of ascending the alps robbed everyone's attention, more so because of the gracious way the long train rolled up the ramp... Sit on the right side of the train to get the best view!

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The Bernina Express ascending the Brusio viaduct...

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A miniaturized village tucked quietly in the valleys of the Swiss Alps...

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So close! The river running along the rail track at Le Prese Junction...

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Since this was a touring ride, nobody seemed to be content by sitting put at their seat... The walkabout on board was necessary to relax your legs!

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The Lagh da Pal├╝ glacier reservoir we saw upon exiting the Stablini Tunnel...

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The Ospizio Bernina station. This is the highest station on the Bernina line...

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Did I also mention that the big mass of ice was just so blinding!

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Someone getting ready to disembark at the next station... for coffee...

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Finally there!

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The St. Moritz lake... In winter months, this lake makes way for winter sports...

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The welcoming mural on an underpass.

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The first sign that this is the playground of the rich and famous...

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... and a Chopard store...

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While St. Moritz is a winter crowd-puller, summer is the best time to see this town without having to weave through tourists carrying their ski gears!


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Somehow, shopping seems to be a popular activity here!

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Decision making at its most challenging... But then again, chocolates were cheap enough you won't bother choosing! One of each, please!

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OK, the customary coffee at each stop is a must!

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All in all, we spent about six hours on the alps. If the way up to St.Moritz from Tirano was by the Bernina Express, the way down by bus had given us a completely different experience. This alternative route back to Milan had feasted our eyes with some really awesome sceneries...

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The route from St Moritz to Milan... the journey took about 4 hours to reach Milan!
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16 comments:

missbehave said...

salam wahdi...tq for ur beautiful piccas
it reminds me of this beautiful country ciptaan Allah... ;] cant keep smiling looking at them ..awe struck just like u r...i'm definetely going to pin it down on my next list...st moritz...here i come bebehhhh ... ;]

ckucin said...

wahhhhh... cantik2nya snow on mountains... tgk live sure lagi breath taking kanz...

muhamadakmalwahab said...

wah wah wah...playground for the rich and famous...nice...love the scenic view of the train going thru the mountains...tetiba terdengar lagu sound of music dalam kepala...

p.s:next time you should go to salzburg...hehehe...

Syakira said...

breathtaking journey :)..lovely photos.Subhanallah

nurul said...

awesome..
bile nk ajak travel skali ni?
hehehe..

CPI said...

ternganga i tgk pic dlm blog u nih... syoknyeeeee

lov_note said...

wahhhhh hebatnyer ciptaan Allah kan..

bruntung awk dpt lihat semua ni..

cantek sgt...

wahdi said...

Missbehave- Salam! thanks! kan, Cukup indah ciptaan tuhan...semoga kita bertambah sedar melihat kekuasaanya *aya skema hari Jumaat
yes u must visit st moritz, esp to those yg suka shopping ^^

Ckucin- itulah dpn mata lagilah tak usah cerita..hehe

wahdi said...

Akmal- tahun ni aku nak rehat ke Europe bro, mmg dlm list salzburg tu hehe

Syakira- thanks! precisely...indah ciptaanya!

wahdi said...

Nurul- boleh je, bila I jadi travel agen hahaa

CPI- hehe tqsm! tambah semangat nak ambik gambar hehe

wahdi said...

lov_note- kan, rasa bertuah diberi kesempatan melihat dgn sendiri..

Aan Andes said...

Cantiknya Lagh the Palu tu. And I can feel sejuk ok from ur pictures hehe. And the mineral water..mesti so springy!

zafi said...

superb view! nice taken pictures bro!

Yattisa Roslan said...

bro , kak yatt ambik gambaq mineral water river yg cool tu buat wall paper.. tq

Putra Azzurie said...

nice..bilalah dapat pergi tempat2 mcam tu..

Wiz said...

I was there exactly 11 years ago and it feels like I am there now after looking at your pictures. I was only equipped with a cheap camera, a non digital one and the outcome of the whole trip was not as impressive as yours.

SO just would like to say thanks for sharing the photos. I feel like telling my Bernina story now with your pictures to my kids.

Thanks

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