We left off in Meran, where we stayed for 3 nights refuelling and relaxing. Meran was an interesting blend of cultures as Meran is a part of South Tyrol and main language is German, this blends with pizzerias and well dressed italians.
During our rest days we sort photos and write here on the blog, as now just from Bologna 🙂 In Meran we felt like exploring the mountains on foot so we asked around. We found out there was a frequent leaving bus going to Falzeben, a small place in the mountains near Meran, where people go to ski or hike as us. The bus was a great experience as the local elders also went hiking this day so a great mix of people on the bus. On the mountain we had a great walk with great views and a snack in one of the ski huts “Kaiserschmarrn” great but quite expensive as expected. We enjoyed and walked on. In Meran we also had time to think of our journey which sometimes feels unreal. Susanne was contemplating things a bit with the whole thing so we used time on us and focusing on why we have made this choice. It is good to have thorough reflections and discussions once in a while.
Here is a small overview and see all photos here: Hiking of Meran 2000.