they say that ‘life begins at the end of your comfort zone’ and tignes
is was way, way, way out of my comfort zone. why? well, tignes is one of the world’s sportiest ski resorts and this meant that i actually had to partake in a snow sport in some way or form. skiing combines the two things i do not like- speed and lack of control (plus the possibilities of broken bones). eep. and having to take an 18-hour (which later turned into 21 hours!) coach ride from london to tignes certainly did not make me feel better about this trip either.
the first day i was a petulant little child, unwilling to attend ski lessons but begrudgingly went in the end. i’m not going to say i was the star pupil and went for every single lesson, but with the patience and guidance from the boyfriend, i even attempted a green and an easy blue slope by the end of my stay (albeit with extra caution and going at a sloth’s pace!)
tignes is a beautiful place in the heart of savoy, in france’s nothern alps and the view every morning was unbeatable. imagine waking up to pristine white snow, dusting everything from the walkways to mountain tops, fluffy and cold to the touch, reflecting the sun’s rays in a way only snow can. this was the view from our window when it was snowing! having spent the christmas holidays in tignes also meant that we had a white christmas 🙂
tips for tignes:
– my one and only tip? fly into geneva if you can, and arrange your transfer from geneva to tignes that way instead of taking the coach like i did! 😉
this marks my 100th post and i would like to thank all of you for reading throughout the year 🙂 we will be travelling more extensively next year, so keep checking back to see where our travels will take us in the new year!
here’s wishing everyone a safe & happy new year!