Yay, I am blogging from Switzerland. Having lived in New York for nearly 10 years now has turned me into the biggest tourist when in Switzerland. Having G at my side, pointing out things that make him look, helps to experience Switzerland with the eyes of a non-swiss.
Here are a few thoughts on Zurich: G and I are amazed at the overall high standard of swiss living. Everything seems in tip-top-shape. Apartments are spacious and impressively well maintained. Getting around with trams is a truly pleasant experience. (Really!) Don’t get me wrong, I fully embrace the NYC subway but nothing beats a clean, non-crowded, non-smelly tram to fully explore and enjoy a city.
Seeing the amazing Letten RIVER Bath almost pushed us over the edge. Not only is this public ‘pool’ right in the center of Zurich, it’s clean, well maintained and free! The small kids pool, right next to the Limmat river had Ella nearly hyperventilate. Who can resist a giant mushroom emitting water?
G and I kept looking at each other in complete disbelief, that this oasis could be in 2 minute walking distance from our friends apartment smack middle in Zurich. We are no longer surprised Zurich keeps winning the “Most Livable City” title.
After having spent the first 3 days of our trip in Zurich we now are enjoying country side bliss in an area called Appenzellerland. We can’t wait to be woken up by cowbell sounds tomorrow morning. Oh, and I can’t wait to read the product copy in all the different languages on my milk/cereal/yoghurt tomorrow at breakfast. Yay for a multilingual country.