- The connection I feel with the Tyrol is based on so many moments: the peace and quiet beauty I felt walking amongst those fields and mountains, the wild flowers, the well-fed cows and their clanging bells, the super-clean air, the huge schnitzels and lemon beer, the wooden Heidi houses, the zen walking trail near the hotel with its reminders about what's important in life, the window boxes overflowing with colour, Bjorn's yummy apricot cake, the comforting sound of the stream outside my window as I went to sleep, riding the longest chair lift through the protection of pine trees, the nurturing energy of the Alpbach valley, meeting such warm, friendly and generous people. This may all sound over the top, but I loved every moment, and it really did make my heart sing. Franz is an excellent leader. He was sensitive to and interested in each group member, constantly making sure everyone was happy, involved and valued, and so generating a very positive energy amongst people who didn't know each other on day one. While always very professional, he generously shared his good humour, enthusiasm, knowledge, wisdom and lovely family with us. It was a pleasure to share such a wonderful week with him.
Published on: 12 March 2016