Posted by Tabitha Yeasley
October 14th, 2016
Before I get to the main point of this entry, let me quickly recap our travels so far. From London we took the Eurostar to Paris, where we spent a few days filming and seeing the sites. I didn't expect much from Paris, I always thought it was overrated. But I was wrong. We completed our first video for Hi-Tec, and I fell a little in love with the City of Love at the same time. A brightly lit Eiffel Tower under the warm Autumn night sky is truly a site to see. The people were friendly. The metro was easy. Oh, and there was cheap wine, bread and cheese for days. Need I say more?
From Paris we took another train to Lyon, France, where we stayed in an AirBnB that had terrible wifi, so we spent our time working at a bakery (mmm more bread). We also picked up our Peugeot and have loved the freedom of traveling by car. Lyon had an adorable old town and a beautiful basilica, but was just as challenging as it was charming for us. Michael had the idea to look for resorts in the Alps, our next stop, that might want to exchange video content for a free stay. I emailed a few that afternoon, and much to my disbelief, the first one I reached out to said yes! So we packed up and headed to Adelboden, Switzerland.
Which brings me to my main point of this. The Swiss Alps. Mountain air. Fondue. Beautiful views. Cowbells. And The Cambrian.
I think The Cambrian will always have a special place in our hearts after the week we spent exploring the village that holds it and the trails that surround it, and taking in our little corner of Switzerland. They wanted us to convey our first impressions of Adelboden and the hotel, and this was easy to do. We just explored, camera at the ready, Hi-Tec jackets/shoes on and Matador gear in tow.
Adelboden is in a beautiful Bernese-Oberland valley, southwest of the popular Interlaken and Grindelwald. There are gondolas that take you to the higher elevations surrounding it, including the Engstligenalp and the top of the beautiful waterfall at the edge of the valley. Michael is a videographer. A creator. This means when he creates, he sometimes forgets I'm a small human. So two days in a row, when we find a beautiful alp to explore, we miss the last Gondola ride of the day back down. Since we're waiting for perfect light, because the day we spent hiking around the alp was too bright, by the time we start our hikes down these mountainsides, it's well on it's way to dark. And it gets cold, fast. But the footage and shots we took made the treks downhill chasing the last bit of daylight worth it. And we didn't feel obligated to find a gym like we do at our other stops.