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/ There ARE nice people about

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mypyrex - on 25 Sep 2017

On my recent trip to the Alps I met lots of very nice, friendly people; fellow walkers, locals etc. I can honestly say that almost everyone I met, including those who I kept coming across along the way were a pleasure to meet. I "bumped" into an English couple in Chamonix who I'd met several times and had a coffee with them in a cafe. They said their goodbyes and left. When I came to leave the waiter told me they'd already paid for my coffee. A pleasant experience.
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Timmd on 25 Sep 2017
In reply to mypyrex:

There are indeed. 'All looks yellow to the jaundiced eye' or something like that.
Rigid Raider - on 25 Sep 2017
In reply to mypyrex:

Most people are still nice and honest and sadly, trusting. The problems start when they mix with folk who are desperate and will do anything to survive.
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malk - on 25 Sep 2017
In reply to mypyrex:
that's more like it. did you stay at rif. Bonatti? cracking view- had the place to myself when i visited.
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mypyrex - on 25 Sep 2017
In reply to malk:
> that's more like it. did you stay at rif. Bonatti? cracking view- i had the place to myself when i visited.

Indeed I did, lovely place. Almost like a hotel rather than a rifugio. The dawn view of Mont Blanc in my gallery was taken from there.
Sadly I'm feeling some regret at having missed some stages because of weather
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malk - on 25 Sep 2017
In reply to mypyrex:
you'll have to go again- i keep meaning to. did you encounter any ultrarunners?
another memorable refuge was the Bonhomme - again to myself apart from a guy who briefly appeared in wellies seemingly out for an evening walk/run up from the valley..
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Timmd on 25 Sep 2017
In reply to Rigid Raider:
> Most people are still nice and honest and sadly, trusting. The problems start when they mix with folk who are desperate and will do anything to survive.

I seem to find that decent people know decent people, most of the time, if you can 'tap into a seam if niceness' as it were, that's a pleasant thing, a more reliable way of making new friends.
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mypyrex - on 25 Sep 2017
In reply to malk:

> you'll have to go again- i keep meaning to. did you encounter any ultrarunners?
Loads of them!

> another memorable refuge was the Bonhomme - again to myself apart from a guy who briefly appeared in wellies seemingly out for an evening walk/run up from the valley..

Yes, I got there after a viewless, cold, wet ascent from Les Contamines/Nant Borrant. As wet inside my waterproofs as outside. Thankfully they had the woodburner going

Yanis Nayu - on 25 Sep 2017
In reply to mypyrex:

Sounds like you had an amazing, soul-nourishing trip.

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