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Zurich – 13 and 14/5/11
13/05: A veil will be drawn across the 12 hour flight from Singapore through the long night to Zurich. Suffice to say it was at times interesting with travelling babies nearby and a small girl in the seat behind who took delight in kicking my seat to vent her energy when not dozing. Good service given by …
... was on chocolate, shopping and churches, and his was on food, parks, and streets.
When we arrived, we walked across the Limmat River to the cobble-stone pedestrian street Niederdorfstrasse, and about 10 minutes down the street to City Backpackers Hostel. After lugging our bags up 5 narrow flights of stairs, checking in, and dumping our stuff in our tiny, 6-bed dorm, we headed out for some sightseeing—much earlier than ...
... Unfortunately there was not the best customer service so we probably stayed there longer than we intended. After our little tea break it was time to head to the train station and make our decent and travels back to Hottwil, turns out everyone else though this was a grand idea as well. Two to three hours later we were back at our humble adopted Switzerland home tucking in to some left overs before we all crashed out totally exhausted from the day's ...
... the gray city from above.
I try to spend my Sundays when I travel in museums and local churches. Fraumunster Cathedral is a beautiful building in its own right, but the real highlights are the stained glass windows by Marc Chagal. Filled with biblical images and bold, bright colors, it was easy to get lost in them, trying to idenfity familar stories. I just wish I was allowed to take photos inside. A very active (for lack of a better word) church nazi ...
... take their cameras with them and regularly stop
to capture the beautiful scenery. I wish I had done the same myself. At times
the slopes are so steep that even the most skilled and experienced runners have
to walk for a while. This was a good opportunity to chat with people and
recharge my energy levels. I was actually a little sad the marathon ended, it
was so peaceful and unspoilt during the run, I think ...