Europe's Country Roads
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Number 6 Curiosity is required
I spend a lot of time with maps looking for lesser-known valleys and villages that are not crowded with tourists. In Switzerland, I discovered an isolated valley southeast of Zürich dotted with tiny villages. Elm is the last village at the top of the valley. On the other side of the mountain are popular ski resorts of Flims, Falera, and Laax. Thus, this isolated valley deserved investigation. Elm and Matt are worth investigating, and the cable car trip up to visit Weissenberge is a must. But our curiosity got to us, so we drove to the head of the valley. We were ecstatic to find a Swiss Army tank training facility. We were astonished to see the facility unguarded with no "keep out" signs. We had the run of the place.
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