Category Archives: Switzerland

Walking in Zurich

Zurich from atop Lindenhof Park

Zurich from atop Lindenhof Park

Our second day in Zurich was a much greater success that our first day.  Not that we didn’t have a great day yesterday, but today we were pleasantly surprised to find a beautiful sunny day awaiting us.  We spent a lot of yesterday in museums and cafes in order to stay out of the rain, but today was a dry and warm day (at least for January) in Zurich.

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Swiss equals banking

ZurichWe are here for our first day in Zürich, Schweiz — or in English; Zurich, Switzerland.  We took the train on Friday evening to arrive here.  We are staying out in the University area, as the hotels are much more affordable in this part of town.  We had a great first night, with take-away pizza and The Lone Ranger movie in bed.  As you might have guessed by the title of this post, we have noticed that the Swiss have lots of money, and not only in their banks.  Just to give you an idea of how expensive things are here in Zurich; we paid about $50 US dollars for a pizza and side salad.  No kidding.  Outside of things being very expensive, we have noticed that the city is stunningly beautiful and clean.  The city has an old look to it, which doesn’t appear to be recreated after WWII.  The city also has a new look to it, making it a modern and chic city to live in.

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