Friday, September 18, 2009

15 July 2009: Zurich, Switzerland

Metropolis of Experiences?

This was almost the end of our adventure. We somehow did a detour just to stop over here before we went back to England via Luxembourg later. Unlike Geneva, Zurich is German speaking. But Zurich contains a disproportionate number of Switzerland's many banks too. The city is built beside of the crystal blue lake as well. Our short encounter did not leave us any deep impression of this city... We left here thinking this, this is just a banking and international fashion labels city.

We did not know the capital of Switzerland is Bern. We passed by Bern on the way from Geneva to Zurich. Unlike both city, Bern is named a world treasure by UNESCO, has a relaxed atmosphere.

The train station Hauptbahnhof, at the end of the rabid capitalism of the famous Bahnhofstrabe shopping district.

The landscape surrounding Lake Zurich is one of the world’s most prestigious areas to dwell.

Zurich's Altstadt and student quarter spawn an energetic youth culture.

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