If you travel around or have a chance to live in Switzerland, you might find it to be absolutely beautiful and breathtaking but quite boring at the same time. I think of it to be a great place to grow up in and perhaps be here when you are 65+. At least I thought so.
I have visited Zurich about 10 years ago on a school trip and can’t remember much about it, although I should have. After recently visiting Zurich for just 2 days, it turned me upside down and made me question my father why he didn’t choose Zurich while thinking of sending me to study abroad. Zurich is like an oasis in a middle of the dessert, or a brand new Ferrari among old cars. Very modern with lots of things to do – museums, zoos, opera, its own mountain. The only downside – it’s the most expensive city in Europe. But after living in Swiss for 11 years, hardly any price can shock me now.
Here I am, just about to take you on a trip around Zurich, “walk” up the Uetliberg mountain, visit an art gallery and a museum – Kunsthaus and Rietberg and “listen” to Dalai Lama’s teachings. Shall we start?
Uetliberg Mountain: Zurich’s own mountain
Kunsthaus: Art Gallery
His Holiness Dalai Lama, giving Buddhist teachings
Museum Rietberg: museum, displaying Asian, African, American and Oceanic art