Sunday, August 19, 2018

My Zurich Trip


Hello All ! Wow its been a long time. The last post was on December last year. lol. This year has been an exciting year so far. I was travelling almost every month for the first half of this year. 

Before I go in-depth, i want to quickly share why i'm suddenly blogging again. Honestly i didn't have any inspiration for this blog for a long time. Or maybe.. i'm just lazy. Then someone asked me on my IG why aren't i blogging anymore. At that moment, I said to myself "wow someone actually reads it?". So ok, as long as one person is reading. I will continue to blog. Thank you @skmcyy . 

I was saying i've been travelling almost every month for the first half of this year. I was in Hong Kong in Feb, then went to Macau in March, then Shanghai in April and went to Europe in May. 

I was travelling for work in Zurich, Switzerland. (I extended my trip and took leave to go to Milan and Paris. Why not right? Will blog about that soon i promise :P ). 

The whole Europe trip has been amazing! Every city and places took my breathe away. Such an eye opener. I'm sorry to say this but this is my first time travelling out of Asia countries. I was soooooo happy and excited ! Until now (almost 3 months passed), i'm still reminiscing this trip. 

I love the air in Zurich, love the affordable Aqua Panna, love the mountains, love the buildings.. I love everything there except - pricey clothes. Yeah... they sell pretty expensive stuff in Zurich. High cost of living. I also love eating my Spaghetti at Bellevue (I literally went back again the next day for lunch). I will order a glass of wine or ice tea to pair with my food for every meal. The people there really knows how to enjoy their life. Its not surprising to see the westerners sitting at the cafes/restaurants by the road and just chilling with their beer or wine IN THE AFTERNOON. But yeah.. i think i mixed myself pretty well when i was here. haha. 

I went to see the famous Grossmunster, Lindenhorf, Old Town, Rhine Fall... Dine at Stallikon - Uetliberg, visited Läderach chocolate factory, had BBQ on a rented Yacht taking us from Lachen back to Zurich and basically really blending in with their culture LOL. 

Here are some things i noticed while in Zurich: 
1. Most of the streets are empty - Its like a ghost town. I could barely see anyone on streets unless you go to the touristy area. But somehow i also love the empty streets. It's so chilling, uncluttered and peaceful. 
2. The shop closes really early at 7pm. The restaurants closed by 8pm. 
3. The swiss love to enjoy their life. They love to sit at the outdoor area, with their wine/beer and just chill. Suddenly you feel yourself moving slower too. Once you slow down, u can feel the mountains, the wind, the blue sky, the life. 
4. Blue skies in Switzerland. Definitely the most blue sky i've seen so far. Absolutely amazing. 
5. You have to be ON TIME when taking the train. The train don't wait for you and once you miss it, you miss it. Its best you know the train schedule beforehand. 
6. In Zurich, you can walk. The streets are all linked and your best travel tool is your feet. Highest record 22,000 steps in Zurich. 

 
Location: Oberdorf (In Old Town) 
I love this picture simply because there was a stranger (whom also have beautiful golden hair) sitting there, the beautiful art wall at both sides in this narrow alley, the evening sun shinning at the my outfit and the blue sky.  



Location: Somewhere near the Zurich Lake 

Location:  Zurich Lake 

Location: Beside Grossmunster


Location:  On top of the hill at Linderhof 
Can u see on your right that there's these 2 tall structures? That's Grossmunster :)

Location: Oberdorf (In Old Town) 
I also love this picture because i like how the stranger suddenly pops out in my photo and it creates a memory forever. 

Location: Rhinefall 
The largest waterfall in Europe.


Location: Zurich subway station
Heading to Rhinefall !!! My first train ticket !!! I gotta take a picture :D

Location: Outside Laderach Chocolate Factory , Bilten 
Look at the mountains and the sky... I'm so thankful for this. 

Location: Zurich (somewhere near Park Hyatt Hotel where we stayed during this trip)
Just finished dinner and heading back to hotel. Saw this beautiful building with the street lights and the damp road (it just rained) and i had to take a picture. Somehow it just looks so 'romantically pleasing'. 

Location: Mt. Rigi 

Its an hour car ride from Zurich to Lucerne. From Lucerne take an hour boat ride to Vitznau. And from Vitznau take the cogwheel train up to Mount Rigi. You definitely MUST SEE Mt. Rigi. ITS SPEECHLESSLY BREATHTAKING ! 

Location: On the way to Mt. Rigi (In the cogwheel train)
 Look at the view !!! 

Location: On the way to Mt. Rigi (In the cogwheel train)
Oh this is stunning. No edits at all. A gorgeous painting to me. 

Location: At Lucerne (ready to take the boat to Vitznau) 
There's a souvenir store at Lucerne and as usual i wrote myself a post card. (Its my own tradition. I write myself a post card every time i visit a new city). 

Location: Mt. Rigi
I laid down on the green grass...look at the ice mountain, the blue sky, the swiss radio playing. This is my life. I don't want to leave this place. 

Location: Uetliberg 

Took a train ride from Zurich to Uetliberg. Once again, switzerland took my breathe away. I can still remember the 360 view. The air, the breeze and there was a rainbow when we were there! After soaking myself with the view as much as possible, my friends and I headed to the restaurant (the little glasshouse that's behind me in this picture) for dinner. 

Location: On the lake from Lachen to Zurich

BBQ Buffet dinner, wine, cheese, bread, Aqua panna !!! Sunset... What else can i ask for? Btw, when this photo was taken, it was already 9pm. The sun only completely sets at 10pm during the summer days. 


Location: On the lake from Lachen to Zurich

And this photo sums up my trip in Zurich. 

I took more than 500 photos in Zurich. And lots of IG stories. You can click on to 'Zurich' on my highlights on IG and check out the stories! 

If you haven't been to Switzerland before, I highly recommend. Like really, I recommend it 500%. 

xx