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You start your trip at St. Pancras London where you will need to catch the From here you can be collected by a prearranged taxi and blissfully whisked away hassle free to the Paris Gare du Lyon station. This is when you really get to kick back and relax whilst taking in all the views France has to offer. From here it is just a 50 minute journey up into resort by taxi.
Not only do you get to enjoy some of the sites Paris has to offer on the way, but you also have space to sit, relax and sip a glass of bubbles as you are transported down to your destination. On arrival you will be situated at metres with access to a glacier and lift access to altitudes of up to metres. This resort provides over km of piste with the highest percentage of this being green runs, perfect for family skiing and beginners looking to get their ski legs.
Val Thorens is located in the Three Valleys region of the French Alps, and is one of the most sought after destinations for skiing. Catching the train down to resort is easier than you think it would be and is a must to try this season if you have not experienced the journey before. The trip begins at London St. Pancras catching the am Eurostar Ski Train directly down to the traditional mountain town of Moutiers pulling into the station at pm.
This requires no changes making this one of the most relaxing and easy journeys down to the mountains possible. As soon as you arrive into Moutiers the site of the surrounding peaks with their snowy tops will take your breath away. The village itself is made up of narrow streets and beautiful traditional houses and the journey from here to Val Thorens is a mere 45 minutes by taxi. We would definitely recommend this train journey down to the Alps for anyone who wants to take in the sites and culture of France. This journey also provides the ease of mind that you are travelling directly to the mountains with no changes.
Anton known for its lively streets and unbeatable apres scene, pictured above is the infamous MooserWirt bar. Although a longer distance, this amazing ski paradise is accessible from London. It just means you get to take in more places along the way making your holiday experience that much richer. As you would expect by now the journey begins in St. Pancras London at pm and from here you will need to catch the Eurostar to the Gare du Nord in Paris.
Although you arrive in the evening this trip will require a stop over which means one thing… Ditch the bags and head to the nearest fine dining restaurant to test out all the rumours you have heard about Parisian cooking. In the morning you will be rising early and hopefully not to bleary brained to catch the am TGV from Paris Gare du Lyon arriving into Zurich and from here you will need to change and get on board the high speed Railjet service taking just three hours to arrive in St.
Anton at pm. This journey is a great opportunity to make the travel a part of the experience by making the most of a layover in Paris and is definitely one to try if you are looking to have a romantic stop along the way.
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La Rosiere in France, on the cusp of neighbouring Italy and situated in an enviable location at an altitude of metres. This family orientated resort allows for some great cross boarder skiing and excellent snow conditions throughout the season. Not only this but it is located closely to Bourg St. Maurice enabling it to be easily accessed via rail directly from London. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
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Return to Book Page. Tom Decker. In , seven-year-old Flora Wong, her parents, and her seven siblings left their home in Boston and set out across the Pacific Ocean on a twenty-one-day voyage to return to their parents' home village in rural southern China. Flora's father and mother sought a new, quiet life for their young family in their native land.
But this was a different China, and Flora's family In , seven-year-old Flora Wong, her parents, and her seven siblings left their home in Boston and set out across the Pacific Ocean on a twenty-one-day voyage to return to their parents' home village in rural southern China. But this was a different China, and Flora's family would not find the peace they sought.
China's Communist Party had begun its rise toward revolution. And in , Japan launched a full-scale invasion of China. Within a few years of her arrival, full-scale world war engulfed Flora's new home. Amid the turmoil, Flora and her family managed to build a modest life in their small village. In time, this young girl whose only home had been Boston, learned to tend the rice and vegetables, draw water from the town well, sew simple clothes and trap frogs and beetles.
Her education ended in the second grade.
At eighteen, Flora was told she was engaged to be married. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Long Way Home , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. Sort order.
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Oct 10, Concetta rated it it was amazing. I have known Flora Wong since the late 70's. There is so much to know about Flora and this book really tells the story not only of her life, but of history. Flora is an extraordinary woman. Due to her outlook on life and her fitness, one would never guess she is 83!
Read this book to better understand what was going on in China during the period beginning in the 30's, how one woman found her way to America, and came to build a life and family. I did not want it to end! View 1 comment.
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Nov 01, Melissa Snyder rated it it was amazing. My grandmother's story has taught me more than I could have imagined about our family's history. In speaking with other people who grew up during the same time period, her story is not an uncommon one Like many other Chinese Americans their history have rough edges.
Being a "picture-bride" could not have been easy, but understanding the love that my grandmother found in my grandfather Charlie is one for the books. As one of my biggest role models, Flora tells the story My grandmother's story has taught me more than I could have imagined about our family's history. As one of my biggest role models, Flora tells the story of her not-so-easy start to what has become a very passionate tale of a very determined woman whom I strive to emulate.
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