Welcome to our Stories, a special blog, where our friends write about their experiences and adventures in the Monterosa area. If you would like to visit Champoluc, Gressoney, Alagna or other villages in the Aosta Valley, trek or ski in the Monterosa, discover Sardinia or other places we offer, contact us!

Posted: Mar 26, 2020

From inside the barricades – Report from a tourist operator in the times of Covid19

To start with – I want to tell you the story of my first travel to Algeria in the ancient 1980. As a guest, the family of our Algerian contact, Ahmed, invited me to learn making cuscus together with the other women of his house. Well entered their simple but nice place, in a village not so far from Alger, we cooking-people should clean our hands at the spring in the middle of the open courtyard. Women around me, I grabbed the soap first of all, washed my hands, and passed the soap to my neighbor. With a gentle face, all women around me laughed loud and, first thing first, showed me how to wash my hands. I felt a sort of shame for my European lack of civilization. Their hand-washing ritual took at least a couple of minutes per person and you can say was THOROUGH. Much like the way we are told by institutions and doctors to wash our hands in these days of Covid19.
Posted: Mar 22, 2020

Today it is the last day in quarantine for me

In the family we have decided to hold a kind of “distanced socialization”, where our encounters will be either on the internet (thank you God we have the web today!) or mostly outdoor. Even Easter celebration is planned that way: in the woods, with a thermos and a sandwich each. Could be cool!
Posted: Mar 20, 2020

When to be able to get out and reach reality again?

Oh! so difficult to write tonight. I have been sitting inside all day, freezing and trying to hit the fire, talking at the same time on the phone to people in Stockholm, in Germany and in Italy. I have family and friends all over Europe. And we are all in a bubble, not knowing how and when to be able to get out and reach reality again.
Posted: Mar 18, 2020

We do what we need when it is needed, with solidarity and love

What the hell am I doing here? Alone in the Swedish countryside, for days after days because I have been in Italy. But now? The virus is everywhere, and I am afraid that I will be sick when I get back to home, to Stockholm, to other people. I have seen birds, elks and hinds but no man for the past weeks. I have not been speaking to anyone. I am isolated. And it is a little wired this way. And scary to need to get back soon.
Posted: Mar 17, 2020

Every day we receive new rules and recommendations from government, institutions and our sector organisation

Margin of income in our sector is extremely low, never rising above 20%. On that we have to make some interesting consideration and reflection again. I use this blog to ask all our guests and travellers to be patient. A kind of different blog post with lots of strange types and styles. Hope you have the time to read..
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