Hi everyone and I hope you enjoyed the first episode of “Living in Breuil-Cervinia“! If you didn’t read it yet, here’s the link – click click click!
- I work on holidays, but I get days off during the week and this means all shops are open, I don’t have to queue in restaurants, cinemas or so (not that there’s anything like that here, but I’m just saying…) and there’s no traffic etc.
- I work in shifts, so when I work in the afternoon I can sleep as much as I want (couldn’t live without), while when I wake up early as I did today, I am super tired but I know I am off at 4pm and I can sleep or do whatever I want in the afternoon. Win-win!
- I get to know maaany people.
- I get to travel to different locations and I always got free accommodation and food in addition to the salary, which is cool. Speaking about this, I just realized that in my “blogging life” I wrote 2 posts about my job, and they are completely opposite in terms of feelings towards it. How funny. Here they are: I have a dream job and Manifesto of the frustrated traveler.
Okay, I am going off topic.
So here is where I work:
It’s a small boutique hotel with 27 rooms only, super nicely decorated and with very laid back atmosphere, staff and owners.
What I like a lot about it is the beautiful views of the mountains all around, especially on sunny days.
By now you probably noticed that we have a gorgeous outdoors, heated swimming pool… I drool every time I see it but as a member of the staff I am not allowed to use it. Anyway I have to say I work in a truly beautiful environment!
Another thing I want to share with you is the road I have to walk in order to get all the way up to the hotel. It’s a long way, and it takes me about 30 minutes each way, walking. It’s pretty steep! But sometimes I spend this half hour admiring the surroundings… I never thought mountains could be so interesting!
On a sunny day I was walking up to the hotel when I saw a lot of water on the road: the snow was melting and this is pretty bad especially when cars drive by and squirt you with water!
This time though I noticed the beautiful reflection of Mount Cervino in the puddle.
I suggest you to click on the photos to enlarge them! This one below shows how dramatic the surroundings are!
Here in Cervinia, it’s all about clouds. They make all the difference in the landscape.
Too cloudy=no landscape. No clouds=boring landscape. Some clouds=nice to awesome!
Wind also plays its important role, blowing snow into the air, transforming the surroundings into a dreamlike location.
I am so happy I had my camera on me when I saw the “snow cloud” below – the wind on the top of Mount Cervino was stronger than ever and it blew snow in the air for kilometers, giving this cloud a beautiful shape of a wave. It was something that I will never forget and I never saw anything like that in the following months!
Blue and white definitely go well together, and not only in reefers.
Snow is the other main character, at least during the winter. White and blue, blue and white. But don’t think it’s boring!
So this is what surrounds me. I hope you enjoyed the tour!
I took all of this photos on my way to and from work, can you believe it?
In the meantime It’s snowing again here, and it looks like we’re back in december…