I was pulled from standby to do Zurich! Wasn't ready...actually! But managed to pack in a span of time. I made sure I got clothes both for warm and cold weather. In europe, weather is very unpredictable. At this time, it is summer.
I was able to bring some food with me. Instant noodles, canned sausage, and tetra pack to-go-meal.
I wasn't really prepared to do this flight as I am looking forward to doing London for the longest time, shopping in Primark, seeing my aunt and in-laws is what I have in mind. Wanted to visit my baby's cousin in east side that looked a lot like her, but was quite hesitant since I'm not travelling with my husband. So might see them the next time.
Thank God I had someone to see in Zurich, my college friend have seen my recent check-in and we decided to see each other, just because I was looking for rice! but not until the day after. I was doing the flight with two lovely ladies from my country and one funny guy.
The next day, I woke up early but usually I sleep a lot. But doesn’t want to spoil my first visit to Zurich. Plus, I don’t wanna miss the buffet breakfast in the hotel. Ooohhh, looking forward to smoked salmon. I love having breakfast. After all, it is the most important meal of the day.
I let the other girls lead the itinerary for the day. We went to bahnhoftrasse.
Europeans don't do malls. they all have this street shopping. they love walking a lot. I envy them for being environmental friendly. People use bicycle as another means of running errands. The first thing I saw was this macaroon shop at the corner of the street. Sprungli, Switzerland’s oldest. Older than Paris’ Laduree. I have to go and check Laduree myself when I visit Paris. I saw famous brands : Longchamp, H&M, Zara, Gucci and a lot more. Just went inside H&M to check if there’s any sale and end up buying sneakers for myself that I will be needing in night stops. Will be walking a lot, and as much as every woman loves sexy heels I just can’t walk them in Europe.
Every Christmas, it has been my common task in the family to make the hot chocolate for the Noche Buena. Probably one of the reasons why I wanted to try this one.
|ohhh the good life|
It took us only 5 minutes to reach her house by tram. The hotel gave us a hop on-hop off one day pass in the tram. She gave me a little tour of her flat, and I find everything amusing. I peep inside her fridge and saw a lot of bread spreads. Same story when I went to visit London two years back.
For a minute, I’ve wished to live and work in Zurich.
I made a trip to the grocery also. To check what ingredients they have that is not available in the gulf. Thank God for having an interpreter. The thing with me is that I can’t figure out what to take with me besides the fridge magnet that my friend bought for me. I have to re-check my saved recipes in my iPad and Pinterest. I don’t wanna buy anything that I don’t need. It’s not cheap here after all.
Next visit : Lucerne