|Zurich Hauptbanhof - the main train station|
Marc Chagall stained glass windows
|View of Zurich along the river|
|Found this guy wandering around the zoo|
The highlight for Corey was finding a Fidelity International location and taking a picture. We managed to get hopelessly lost on our way, but Corey persevered, calmed me down, and we finally found our way.
The highlight for me was the food - oh, the food! We ate pastries, lots and lots of pastries. Chocolate filled croissants, fruit filled doughnut-type things, custard filled pastries, cake...ugh, I'm getting hungry. We ate chocolate, amazing creamy chocolate. We also had dinner at a traditional swiss restaurant - it was heavy but delicious food. But the best thing I ate in Switzerland was found at the Sprungli shop - its a very well known swiss chocolatier famous for their "luxembergerli." They are macaroons: airy, crispy, delicate cookies with delicious creamy filling smushed between. Ahh, heaven! They are made with fresh cream so you have to eat them within 48 hours. If that hadn't been the case, I would have bought far too many than are healthy.
It was interesting for both of us to experience being in a country where not everyone spoke our language. Switzerland has 4 official languages, none of which are English. In Zurich everything was in German and most everyone spoke German, while some spoke French or a combination of both. People were generally accommodating to us, but at times we resorted to pointing at what we wanted.
Overall, we enjoyed our time in Zurich. Its a beautiful cosmopolitan city with a ton of history. The food was great, the shops were cute and the weather was fantastic. However, the city is expensive, out of control expensive. For example, the Starbucks next to our hotel sold a grande latte for almost $7! And that wasn't out of line with what other coffee shops were charging. I think if we were ever to go back, we would have to wait til we are much wealthier ;-)
Our last day, we boarded a train headed for Munich:
Check back soon for the lowdown on Oktoberfest fun, the Glockenspiel, a biergarten, and so much more!