Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Bulle Christmas Markets

On Sunday we jumped in the car and headed out to Bulle to see the Christmas markets there.

In Bulle is the usual mix of chalets with crafts and foods in the Place du Marche, but also a bonus undercover Artisinal markets.

We got to Bulle with no trouble, and enjoyed the markets and wandering around the town, but the trouble began when we decided (a) to go onto the Montreux markets (b) to take the scenic route.

This was compounded by our GPS taking us in a rather more round-about route than we would have liked, and the unfortunate onset of a snowstorm.

The snowstorm would have been manageable if it had not been for the fact that the heater in the car was non-functioning, and our breath was freezing on the inside of the windscreen. We quite simply couldn't see the road in front of us in the end.

After a couple of rounds of deciding whether we could make it through the storm, we elected instead to stay the night in Les Mosses resort. This was actually quite nice - we had some good solid swiss food for dinner, and for breakfast in the morning, before heading outside to dig out our car.

So it wasn't terrific planning on our part, but we had our adventure and got home safe in the end. Next time we'll be better prepared!

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