The Hotel Lucerne
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... would have
been well over $100AUD, so we decided to miss it and do it once we get home for
a lot less. We also experienced language barriers here- Eric ordered a kebab and ended up with kebab meat and chips in a box.
The only touristy thing we did was look at the many churches in the city and
visiting The Lion Monument. After seeing pictures of the monument, I only thought
it would be small, around the size of a large canvas ...
... 8217; walk away and unfortunately we discovered that you couldn’t climb it. Instead we settled to walk the length of it from the bottom. It was a nice walk through some business and residential areas and looking at the wall you realise one thing, all the towers are different. Not any two of them had the same design. It created an odd but still cool looking effect. We eventually reached the end which had a short thick round tower on the end and walked all the way around to ...
... large, smooth and very quiet. Instead of a clunk, clunk over the pylons there was a smooth looping glide as we swung over and down again. A very weird sensation. The views of course were spectacular. We had some sunny breaks while we were on top, but couldn't see all that far over the Alps due to cloud. But given the amount of rain they have in the area we were lucky to see anything at all. Had lunch and a coffee at the top - German Sausage ...
... tasty too - chicken curry and rice, with salad and a profiterole for dessert. The landing in Zurich went fine, and I headed for the Dayrooms, clearing yet another security checkpoint and passport control to enter the EU again.
Checked into the Dayroom - simple but adequate, it had a desk, some power points, a sink and a bed in the room, with a shower and toilet down the hall. I left my carry on bag in the room and headed out into the airport proper to have a ...
... in Switzerland – which like most of the rest of Europe was hardly a happy story. Through many periods Jews were used a scapegoats by the general population. We were not allowed to live in the same neighborhoods as Christians, and were often bared from most forms of commerce. During the Second World War, much of Switzerland sympathized with the Nazis and Jews were not officially recognized as refugees.
The Swiss political system is interesting as well. They have ...