Last Sunday, before classes started, a few of us wanted to go on a hike. This is how it went:
We woke up an left around 8 am.
We walked to the place where we thought the bus we needed to take would be but it was a different line.
We walked 15 or 20 min to the train station and found a map and got on a bus.
A 30 min bus took us to a town where the trailhead was.
We asked how to get to the trailhead.
We called a taxi, a big taxi.
The taxi took us to a different town, to the trailhead.
We started hiking 3 hours after we left the center.
3 hours of hiking and 1400 meters later, we made it to the top!
The unfortunate part about our situation was that we had 1 hour and 30 min left to get back to the center, for a 3pm meeting— because punctuality is important...
The fortunate part about the situation was that there is a Tram/gondola that goes to the summit.
So, after a few pictures on the top, we all RAN to the ticket window for the tram.
But, we missed a ride by 2 minutes, and had to wait another 30 minutes till the next one. One or two pictures less, and we could have made it! Ohh well. Nothing we could do about it then.
So, our 1.5 hour window shrank to 1 hour to get back.
Finally, a tram ride to a town.
Running to a bus, to avoid another 2min misshap.
A 30 min bus ride.
A 15 minute run back to school.
And a 2 min late pass distributed to all 8 of us at the door.
But regardless. An awesome and worthwhile day! :)
Until next time— peace