Due to the timezone difference, I had a long layover in Zurich on my way back from New York. I placed my luggage in storage at the airport, hopped on a train to the city, and promptly got caught up in a demonstration. It was a peaceful one and the cops were controlling the route. So I turned around and went the other way. I actually wanted to visit the old town but ended up strolling along the Bahnhofstrasse to the Zürichsee instead.
Aside: on this particular trip I got caught in two peaceful demonstrations. The other one was in New York on Brooklyn Bridge. It caused such a gridlock of foot traffic with people trying to walk in opposite directions, against each other, that it took me over an hour to get off the bridge.
But back to my Zurich adventure. Zurich is GORGEOUS!
I hopped on to a boat for a cruise around the lake.
The area around the lake is so pretty.
The waters were amazingly clear.
Along the Bahnhofstrasse where my bank account became a casualty of some opportunistic shopping. Not the best place for this, if you know what I mean 😉
I remember having an on-the-go lunch of ice cream. There was a lightness to my step. My energy levels were high due to having snagged a great seat with lots of legroom on the flight (I slept well). In such a gorgeous place jet lag didn’t exist. There was time for that after landing back in Joburg.
Blogging from A to Z posts – my favourite ones so far are D is for Durban, J is for Johannesburg, R is for Raleigh and S is for Sagres: Y is for Y Travel X is for X Marks the Spot W is for Windhoek V is for Vienna U is for Umdloti Beach T is for Trou au Cerfs S is for Sagres R is for Raleigh Q is for Quatres Bornes P is for Port Louis O is for Okahandja N is for New York M is for Marrakesh L is for Lisbon K is for Kanchanaburi J is for Johannesburg I is for Istanbul (Magnetic Istanbul) H is for Hua Huin (party town) G is for Ghent F is for Flic en Flac E is for Erawan Falls D is for Durban (Memories) C is for Chiang Mai B is Bangkok A is for Ayutthaya