A Weekend in Klosters – Part 2

Recap: during the recent long weekend, we went on a short trip to Klosters, Graubünden. In this post, I write about our second day there. To read about our first day, click here.

After a relatively good night’s sleep (Muci was purring in my ear and biting my fingers at 4am!), we set off again for the day’s activities.

This time, we took the cable car up to Madrisa Land, a family-themed adventure park on Sonnenberg Mountain.

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The place has an adventure park for kids, hiking trails, ski and snowboarding runs, and gentle slopes for beginners and learners. So when they say it’s suitable for the entire family, they really mean it.

And by families, we’re talking kids, parents and grandparents.

Seeing 4-yr olds confidently skiing down slopes without any poles, and fit grandparents zooming down the slopes with teenagers, really made me rethink my too-scared-to-learn-to-ski attitude. Too bad the season’s almost over. Maybe, just maybe, next time.

So while everyone else, young and old, was happily sliding down the slopes on their skis and snowboards, Mr TH and I went on yet another hiking trail.

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Yet again, our plans were somewhat foiled by the weather. The fog had started to come down again, and we didn’t dare finish the trail in the event it became too foggy to see clearly. As was the case the day before, it seemed as if we were the only ones hiking/walking, so we didn’t want to take any chances.

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We then headed back down looking for sustenance – the cold weather makes my stomach growl more frequently, you see. We popped into a nice little eatery called Bär’s Cafe-Bistro-Lounge, which was packed with people looking for their apres ski meal. I had a nice hearty meal of baked potato with salmon, washed down with the quintessential Swiss heissi schoggi (hot chocolate).

As we paid the bill, the waitress asked whether we were Malaysian – a question which we were pleasantly surprised to hear. In the 15 months we’ve been here, nobody has correctly guessed our nationality or ethnicity. We were usually assumed to be Thai or Filipino. Or Chinese. Or Korean. (???) I suppose to some eyes, all Asians look alike – despite the fact that Asia is a very large continent, made up of many, many different countries.

It turns out that the waitress in question had travelled to Malaysia once, and was observant enough to be able to recognise a Malaysian when she saw one. I hope we tipped her enough 🙂

We then headed back to the hotel to freshen up, and of course, to check on Muci.

I don’t exactly know what he was doing here, but it seemed as if he was not too pleased with us for not bringing him along to Madrisa Land.

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We then decided to drive to Davos again, and just walk around the town centre. Unlike the day before, the drive wasn’t scary at all.

After walking around a bit and popping into a few shops, we went into Schneider’s to ogle at the pastries. After much ogling, we decided to settle down with a hot drink and a slice of Bündner Nusstorte, a traditional pastry from the region. It tasted a bit like pecan pie, but not as sweet or sticky. Not too bad, actually.

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After having sampled the local specialty, we decided to call it a day. We didn’t want to get caught driving in the thick fog again.

That was pretty much our second day in Klosters. As before, I’ve made a short video travelogue of sorts. Hope you enjoy it!

Thanks again for stopping by!

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