Yeah, today is my last day in Zermatt. That also means today is probably the last day i will have free internet! I have really taken advantage of it so far, writing this, checking mails, securing hostel reservations & most of all learning to use couchsurfing! Havenät had much luck with it though (couchsurfing), couldnt get a couch for this weekend, apparently theres some event in Bern this Saturday! Im told there aint a lot of couches in italy... argh!!!
Anyhow, Zermatt was kind of depressing at first... but amid all the gloom ive met a few people that made the longer than expected stay here worthwhile! Scottish people are real friendly!! Met an interesting Japanese girl as well & learnt quite a little bit about south africans (well.. he was white but still his first language is afrikaan! He speaks it with his family!)
Also, i did a find a hike or two that was really pleasant! On one i was to witness first hand the gushing water that spewed out from the glacier! I wasnt up close and personal with it like at trummelbach in lauterbrunnen, but this time i actually got to see it pouring out from a rock/glacier face! At trummelbach you just got to see all the water rushing towards you from rocks! Another was a lovely pine tree forest hike. Ive learnt that i love oh so sweetly the hike and smell of a pine tree forest... A log cabin to call home within one would be quite pleasant!
I also learnt a lesson here in Zermatt. Really high class hotels could be tremendous help! Ive always stole into hotels to grab some of their maps (when TI.s are not available) but heck i just strolled into this really expensive one and they have public internet access just sitting there!! I also made a phone call to a hostel (the whole reason i was at the hotel in the first place for free!! ...although i was suppose to pay at the front desk.. like 50cents! Interesting!!!
Yeah its not very nice of me but heck its quite ridiculous what they charge for a night there!! There are five star hotels and then there are five star hotels i guess...
Anyhow, all in all.. Zermatt aint so bad... Bernese Oberland however will always be the number one spot for me! This is it! Now to french switzerland..! Hope i learn a bit of french there! That language is quite beautiful indeed!