I'm sorry I have not written here for a long time, work pressure has been unbelievable. The good news for me is that I have ten days of holiday coming up and I plan to do some mountain biking in les arcs, france. I do not really want to have a rigid timetable and I have found a hostel in bourg-saint-maurice which is cheap and looks really chilled and is apparently an ideal base as the funicular railway runs up to les arcs every 1/2 hour and is very economical. So I'm off next week and consequentally I will still not be posting here. Maybe I'll post some photos on my return.