Switzerland

Switzerland

Wow! Switzerland was a real culture shock for me after 6 months dusty dirty Nepal and India. I don’t think you can get much more of a contrast between Kathmandu and Zurich!!! It’s good to be in a western culture again. Even though I feel a little timid speaking German after not being in a German speaking country for 10 years! It feels strange.

Zurich is rich. Luxury cars everywhere, well dressed sophisticated people and prices that have me in a mild panic!!! If all of Europe is like this I can leave after 4 weeks back to Asia!! My hotel room was $170AUD a night.. Dinner starts at $25AUD, nothing really below that. My 4 days in Zurich cost me $800AUD, that would last me a month in India.

But I’m not complaining. Enjoying the cleanliness, language, lake, architecture, the long European summer evenings, the temperamental skies.. loving it! Love Europe! (photo above is Bern, Switzerland)

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Transit lounge Kathmandu airport. A very young crowd.

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The corridor of my hotel. So so… so…. EUROPEAN!

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The moody European Skies… how I have missed them! Light is special here. Very different to Australia or Asia.

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My hotel room. It’s like living in a picture!

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The irony! No upset stomach for six month!!! of travelling India and Nepal. I arrive in Switzerland and have this nasty nasty sausage!! After a mainly vegetarian diet for so long my system shut down! Sick for 2 days!

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Zurich Lake. So quaint!

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Yes we are in Switzerland! Things must be kept CLEAN!!!!

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Beautiful Bern.

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A German tradition.. Kaffee und Kuchen in the afternoon with Chris and Sigi!!! Yum Yum

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Swiss don’t just make clocks! They reinvented the bed sheet also! Smart though. No banging heads on the ground for little critters in Switzerland!

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Clean and Save!!! Every house needs a nuclear bunker or a contract for access to a neighbours nuclear bunker! No JOKE!

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I spent 4 days in Zurich and a week in Bern with my deal old friend Sigrid. Then we jumped into her car for a good ole road trip to Italy.

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