I was recently thinking about the few days I spent in Zurich, Switzerland during my around the world adventure in 2010.
I distinctly recall how gentle the city felt with Lake Zurich and the Alps right next to it. From riding the bus, to walking through the downtown I quickly understood why its one of the greatest places to live on earth – not to mention one of the most expensive!
We sun bathed on the docks, took a water taxi and enjoyed the views from some pretty spectacular and high up viewpoints. But my favourite moments were walking along the bridges and paths and just admiring the simple beauties that make this city so wonderful.
Cradled by mountains and water, downtown is flush with very old buildings and modern technologies. The sky and the water split only by the incredible architecture and nature. Not only were the people friendly (my friends included) but there was a certain calmness as I walked around that completely relaxed me.
On my next trip to Europe, I very well may swing by Zurich to take in this lovely city again and hopefully with more time. I’d also like to visit other parts of Switzerland to see how they compare.
As I was coming from Sweden, I arrived by train via Basel but you could also fly directly to Zurich. Tip: if the flight to Zurich is too pricey, check to see what a flight to Basel would cost and then take a train as it is not too far.
Have you been to Zurich? Would you agree that it is as lovely as I think it is?