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Europe » Switzerland » North-East » Schaffhausen August 16th 2016

Eine kleine Wanderung am Rhein, vom Rheinfall (Schloss Laufen) nach Rheinau und wieder zurück.... read more
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Europe » Switzerland » North-East » Zürich » Zürich June 19th 2016

Our Munich adventure came to and end with a phenomenal dinner Saturday night. It was at a restaurant where the chef-owner is the brother of Chuck's next door neighbor. I may do a separate entry on that. Today, we headed out Germany by way of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, drove almost the length of Austria, crossed Liechtenstein, and went on to Zurich. Along the way, we had two objectives: finding sapsago cheese in the beautiful Swiss canton of Glarus, and seeing the Glares thrust fault in the same area. Skunked on both. As we later learned, the local name for sapsago is schabziger,and although we did not see any in the store it may have been available if we had known what to call it. We grew up eating sapsago grated onto pumpernickel bread with butter. As for the ... read more
Tall waterfall
Typical bucolic valley

Europe » Switzerland » North-East » Zürich April 26th 2016

We made it to Zurich! After 32.5hrs of flights, navigating of airports and lugging our bags up multiple flights of stairs, we made it to our hotel where we were very pleased to find they had a room available at 9am in the morning. Our first flight was really good, we had more leg room than we thought we were going to get and we watched multiple movies to try and keep us awake until Hong Kong. The Hong Kong airport is massive so we walked around for ages looking at all the different shops, ordered a bit of food, and basically tried to keep ourselves awake until the next flight. As soon as we got on the flight we fell asleep. We'd planned to stay awake until we finished our first meal but we fell ... read more
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Europe » Switzerland » North-East » Zürich March 24th 2016

Welcome to Zurich, a veritable hub of finance if ever there was one! Switzerland's largest city (the accolade of nation's capital going to Bern) is an affluent investor's dream, and the kind of place where the banking sector has just about every other aspect of the city revolving around it. For a casual visitor, the cost of living is going to be the first hurdle to clear, and the necessity to budget out becomes apparent as soon as you realize that even the most minor purchase can come at a proportionally hefty price tag. A wise purchase for a day-tripper is a 24-hour Zurich card, as this will enable the visitor to breeze effortlessly from one city attraction to another, with most admission fees being free of charge, and to make extensive use of Zurich's impressively ... read more
The Chinese garden (Zurich; Switzerland)
The Opera House (Zurich; Switzerland)
A church spire towers above all (Zurich; Switzerland)

Europe » Switzerland » North-East » Zürich » Zürich January 30th 2016

Just robbed a bank to get some cash... read more

Europe » Switzerland » North-East » Zürich » Zürich September 7th 2015

Day 2 Wheels down in Switzerland Huh whoa, what, someone just grabbed my ass. I roll over its Kirsten, she’s pointing toward the breakfast card. I’m still getting the fog out of my eyes while I’m looking for my ears (Hearing Aids). Gut Morgan Herr Vogan, good morning, vould uses like some Koffee. Ya Ya Ya. The breakfast was hot and delicious; within an hour the flight attendant was prying my coffee cup from my hand. Vee have to land de Plane Herr Vogan. Nein, Nein, I want my coffee. Well the plane lands and as I’m getting off Helga is watching my every move. Gut day Herr Vogan. I smile with a Danka CHUSE, that’s thank you and good-bye in Germany. Helga looks over her glasses and leans toward the pilot. Dat’s the de one. ... read more
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Europe » Switzerland » North-East July 10th 2015

The girls have begun their separate adventures. Mary is off to meet with her tour group in Munich and will be riding motorcycles through Bavaria and Switzerland. Mom and Nancy are riding the trains throughout Switzerland...first stop Lucerne, in the heart of Switzerland. It ranks amongst the world's most beautiful cities.... read more
Lucerne - cobblestone streets
Lucerne - along the Reuss River
Lucerene - pubs

Europe » Switzerland » North-East » Zürich June 30th 2015

The city was beautiful, specially the lake and backdrop of the mountains. BTW, you will always find ever flowing water from the mountains... it tasted very good.... read more
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Europe » Switzerland » North-East » Zürich » Zürich June 29th 2015

Travel Companion - solo Duration – 4 nights Movies Watched – none - Easyjet flight Sitting next to - no idea, cannot remember.... After less than a 24 hour turn around, and 6 hours sleep in two days, I was up at 4am to catch a cab to Gatwick (which is fast becoming my favourite airport) en route to Zurich. Getting up at that hour wasn't actually that bad - jetlag!? Zurich?! Why the hell would I be heading there, you may ask?! It doesn't exactly scream sun, sand, beach and booze, which has been the common denominator in my other travels. But it does house a beautiful, blue eyed boy, named Joseph, and his lovely parents Anna and Remy. I have known Remy since I moved to London and a couple of years ago he ... read more
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