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... which left a lot to be desired.
Pretty uneventful day: walked to the train station, took the 10-minute train ride to the airport, flights from Zurich to Gatwick, and Gatwick to Prestwick.
Just a side note of something that I think would only happen in Switzerland: when I put my MacBook into the security bin, the security guard asked me, “That’s it? You don’t have an ipad as well?” ...
... a restaurant situated on the side of the ski slope where people who would be skiing for the day could stop in and have a coffee or something to eat. Once again the hospitality and food was immaculate. Mushroom soup with a pastry top was probably the stand out which Tom ordered for entree, followed meat and more Rosti for me, mouth watering. I dd however have to refuse Petra's offer of a wine as my head was already spinning due to the altitude ...
... pork steak, with more carbs (fries), and some delicious green beans), then the last carb course (tiramasu ice cream). I think I could actually lose weight on this trip from all the walking, but the carbs I'm sure even things out if not tip the scales the other way. Wednesday night and Thursday morning were probably the most exhausted I had been for the entire trip. I was sleepy with jet lag at first in London, but woke up Thursday really dragging. So I went very casual, ...
... one side of the old town which is the university here. Brendon could orient himself from this vantage point; also we could see how much snow had fallen overnight.
The old town here is quaint and charming, although Brendon wants everyone to know it has its seedy side as well. He tells me the source of his information is a Lonely Planet book; I will leave you to decide the real source of his knowledge.
The streets are cobbled and can be steep and ...
... themselves were clean and comfortable and we never worried about missing our station because we were given plenty of warning when it was approaching. The stations were also clean and easy to navigate. Australia's rail system could clearly benefit from examining the Swiss system.
We thought Zurich was a very nice city. It reminded us all a bit of Melbourne. We simply weren't there for long enough to get a real 'feel' for the city or to see all its attractions. But we ...
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