For a mountain meteorologist and outdoor enthusiast, visiting the Alps is an amazing experience. The mountains are huge, the valleys deep, and the spatial contrasts in weather dramatic.
I'm currently in Innsbruck, which is located the Inn Valley, one of the longest and deepest in the Alps.
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Of course, being in Europe has other advantages, such as a beverage fountain that includes wine on tap.