Around the World in 80 Days
Day 66: 29 November
My room is wide and well-furnished in impeccable re-creation of the Naughty Nineties. I take a long, slow bath in a room floored in Carrara marble. Then in one of those cultural cross-connections that have characterised the journey I end up picking my way through the snow to a Mexican restaurant, walking through the neat streets of Aspen, treading carefully along icy sidewalks. The unfamiliar feel of ice cold air on my face is very refreshing. Nothing brash or strident intrudes on the rows of carefully maintained houses. No sodium or neon lights allowed here. The town feels like a village, intimate and enclosed.
A last look out of the curtains at midnight. On the ski slopes behind the town, huge machines hurl white plumes of artificial snow onto the mountain.
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- Series: Around the World in 80 Days
- Day: 66
- Date: 29 November
- Country/sea: USA
- Place: Aspen - Colorado
- Book page no: 215
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