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4 Entries Tagged with "Gimmelwald"

  • Back to the Land of Cows and Chocolate

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    I decided to return to Gimmelwald to see the place where I skied in January. I stayed in Gimmelwald for four or five nights, which is a longer stay than most at this hostel. Most kids coming through would stay only about two nights. This allowed me to witness two rotations of guests during my … More »

    Tags: Gimmelwald // Switzerland // 2008 // Study Abroad

  • Sledging with Olle

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    That night we had a pasta dish with chicken. I’m not sure if it was the altitude…but it was really delicious. We hurried to finish our dinner to meet up with Olle for a “nice evening hike” at about 8pm. There were about 12 of us, all with sleds eager to find out what this hike might be.

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    Tags: Gimmelwald // Ski Trip // 2008 // Study Abroad // Swiss Alps

  • “The Best Weekend Ever”

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    Finally, we arrived in the Swiss Alp village of our dreams, Gimmelwald. It was beautiful, but we were absolutely exhausted so we took a nap in my friend Olle’s house until 1 in the afternoon. We looked outside and were greeted by the massive face of a mountain. Turning around, you could see … More »

    Tags: Gimmelwald // Swiss Alps // Ski Trip // Study Abroad // 2008

  • The Rome to Swiss Alps Not-Express Night Train

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

                This weekend we left Rome for the Swiss Alps, and I had one of the most fun weekends of my life. On Thursday, we took a night train to Interlaken, the extreme sport capital of the world. On night trains, you tend to meet characters. Strange characters, characters with interesting … More »

    Tags: Gimmelwald // Swiss Alps // 2008 // Night Train // Study Abroad // Ski Trip

Danielle Maclain, Concordia University - Irvine

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This past weekend a group of my friends and I decided to go to Budapest, but wanted to go with a group because we were unsure of what we wanted to do and how to plan our trip. Booking the trip through WSA was the best idea we ever had. It was basically all planned out for us (excluding flights). It was great because there were plenty of things planned for us that were included in the package, but there was also a bit of free time for us to explore the city and do the things we were most interested in. I really enjoyed the caving and thermal baths we visited during our trip! Also the hostel that was booked for us through WSA was great and our tour guide, Bogi, was amazing! I would definitely recommend this trip to everyone and am happy to say that I will be booking more trips with WSA in the future!

Danielle Maclain, Concordia University - Irvine ~ AIFS Richmond, Spring 2015

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