Published: April 21st 2010April 21st 2010
We woke up quite late on day 25 as we hadn't gone to bed until about 12.30 the night before (I was on the computer, which still has Australian time on it, and converted the time wrong in my head - I thought it was much earlier than it actually was!)
I was feeling quite horrible as I have caught Danny's cold from Paris, which he has only just gotten over. So we didn't actually get moving until about 1pm, we just lazed around in the room for a while, Danny played his new favourite game, plant v. zombie, and I felt miserable!
Eventually I got ready and we went, catching two trains and then walking for about 15 minutes to get to the Lindt factory store. It was basically like a small supermarket, complete with trolleys and baskets (which a lot of people were having no trouble filling up!) but the only thing there was lots and lots of Lindt chocolate!
It was pretty cool, but you can't do factory tours or anything, so we were standing out the front about 10 minutes after we got there wondering why I had allowed 2 hours to visit this place!
Needless to say, it was well worth the effort to walk there as we now have lots of chocolate, which we are forced to eat as it is quite heavy! What a pip!
After this, we walked back to the station (which was uphill and carrying all our chocolate, so not as much fun!) and headed into the city centre to look for some souvenirs. We were on the hunt for an army knife for Danny, and found a few other cool things as well, but there don't seem to be many souvenir shops here, so it took us a few hours just to find these.
By this stage we were starving, and even though it was only 5.30, we decided to find somewhere for dinner. We found a nice little Italian place and had an amazing dinner.
After this we walked back to the main train station and went back to the hotel. I think there is a bit of built-up leg pain going on because we didn't walk that much today, and our legs were so sore when we got back.
So, the main thing I can say about Zurich is that it is beautiful.
The second is that I don't know how people afford to live here. It is very expensive. It doesn't seem to have anything cheap in it at all, which was a bit annoying since we love shopping for souvenirs, but they are all stupidly expensive (like 10CHF for a small pin/badge) so we haven't gotten much from here at all.
We do love it here though, if we were insanely rich, this would probably be our first choice for holiday-house location! And the things we have bought here have been really cool too, so kinda worth the expensive.
Also, the clothes here are gorgeous. I have only bought one thing, but I could probably drain both our bank accounts just in one or two shops here! I am resisting the urge to go buy more clothes, and it is very hard.
Well, thats it for day 25, we didn't do much at all, but we did get to see a bit more of Zurich when we went out to the Lindt factory, and we have a cool photo of a day care centre where Robert should come and get a job!
There are more photos below